Archive for category: Economy

Nurses speak out about gender pay gap

The gender pay gap, while it’s making headlines in nursing, is relatively narrow compared with other professions. For example, women who are financial advisers make only 61% of what their male colleagues make, according to Ariane Hegewisch, a study director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington, D.C.

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CEO Pay and You

In the past few decades, CEO pay has skyrocketed while the average worker’s pay has stagnated despite increases in productivity.

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It’s time to tax financial transactions

By Katrina vanden Heuvel, WashingtonPost.com On Friday at midnight, the sequester…

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Understanding the Fiscal Cliff (In 2 Minutes 30 Seconds)

Robert Reich, HuffingtonPost.com

Democrats, here are eight principles to guide you in the coming showdown over the fiscal cliff:

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Medicaid on the Ballot

By Paul Krugman, NYtimes.com

There’s a lot we don’t know about what Mitt Romney would do if he won. He refuses to say which tax loopholes he would close to make up for $5 trillion in tax cuts; his economic “plan” is an empty shell.

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Despite Recession, Union Standards Remain Strong as Non-Union Conditions Erode Drastically

During the months of August and September, PASNAP undertook a survey of many…

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Is America Broke? Not With a Robin Hood Tax

By John Nichols, TheNation.com

When The Nation published its “People’s Platform” prior to the recent Republican and Democratic conventions, the first plank in the proposal to move our politics in “a more boldly progressive direction” was a call for a Robin Hood Tax.

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