Daily Archives: January 26, 2014

Another View: Fear is why workers vote against their own interests

The recent massive spill of the toxic chemical MCHM into West Virginia’s Elk River illustrates another benefit to corporate interests of high unemployment, economic insecurity and a safety-net shot through with holes. Not only are employees eager to accept whatever … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Iowa state budget in a straitjacket

Members of the Iowa Legislature have been salivating at the prospect of getting their hands on the state’s budget surplus, which grew to more than $900 million last year. It turns out, however, they will need that money to pay … Continue reading

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The 1890s revolt against the Robber Barons shows what can be achieved

Seeds of a movement: A 21st century Populist renewal is flourishing at America’s grassroots In November, I spoke to an overflow crowd gathered in Duke University’s Lilly Library for Larry Goodwyn’s unusual memorial service. Unusual? Well, it was the first … Continue reading

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