Tipped Over The Edge

Tipped Over The Edge

The federal minimum wage for tipped workers is currently just $2.13 an hour and because the tipped minimum wage is not tied to the regular minimum wage it has not been increased in over 20 years. Most tipped workers are surviving mainly on tips. The Restaurant...
Spending is Not Growth: The Case Against GDP

Spending is Not Growth: The Case Against GDP

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a measure of final market value of goods/services produced by a country in a specific time period—nothing more, nothing less. It is easy, however, to fall under the misconception that GDP is a reliable indicator of economic growth or of...
Author Event: What Then Must We Do?

Author Event: What Then Must We Do?

Distinguished historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz offers a stunning roadmap for systemic change in his new book, What Then Must We Do? Alperovitz points to efforts already underway in thousands of communities across America, from co-ops, community land...
Author Event: The Rich Don’t Always Win – DC

Author Event: The Rich Don’t Always Win – DC

The Occupy Wall Street protests have captured America’s political imagination. Polls show that two-thirds of the nation now believe that America’s enormous wealth ought to be “distributed more evenly.” However, almost as many...
Author Event: America the Possible

Author Event: America the Possible

You are invited to a conversation with Gus Speth on his new book, America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy (Yale University Press). Gus Speth is a co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute, a former head of the UN...
Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

In 2010 alone, global military spending rose to an all-time high amount of $1.63 TRILLION! Because we encounter countless crises in today’s world -poverty, hunger, lack of education, poor health care, environmental issues – it is essential that we come...

Solidarity in Hard Times

We shouldn’t have to face harsh economic realities all alone. Increasingly people are coming together in small groups known by various names: common security clubs, mutual aid groups, resilience circles, and unemployed support groups. Come learn about these new...
One Year After the Recovery Act…

One Year After the Recovery Act…

With the Democrats facing a tough mid-term battle, the Obama Administration is doing their best to highlight the legislative achievements that the Dems have won over the past two years. Today, Vice President Biden put outs a report that illustrates the progress that...