labor


Prison Labor is Industry’s “Best Kept Secret in Outsourcing” and What Has Killed Your Job

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com April 20, 2015   Prison Labor is Industry’s “Best Kept Secret in Outsourcing” and What Has Killed Your Job     There’s “free trade.” There’s “fair trade.” And then there’s what’s really happening. The realities of globalization have made the price of labor somewhere between rock bottom and worthless. Since the […]

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Wall Street

Wall Street’s War On Americans: First Scapegoat, Then Rob

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org April 12, 2015   Wall Street’s War On Americans: First Scapegoat, Then Rob   Richard Wolff explains how scapegoat economics works: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30032-scapegoat-economics-2015 The economic dissolution of the West is the story I document in The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism. Michael Hudson explains that having looted everything […]


Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Has Mighty Lobbying Power on Its Side

By Clark Mindock OpenSecrets.org April 9, 2015   Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Has Mighty Lobbying Power on Its Side   The proposal to fast track trade agreements made by the Obama administration and overseas partners in the Trans-Pacific Partnership — said to be the biggest trade agreement in history, surpassing NAFTA — has created a dynamic […]

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Leaked Contract: Amazon Makes Warehouse Workers Sign 18-Month Non-Compete Agreements

By Laura Northrup Consumerist March 26, 2015   Leaked Contract: Amazon Makes Warehouse Workers Sign 18-Month Non-Compete Agreements     Amazon warehouses, even the ones powered by amazing shelf robots, depend mostly on human labor to get the stuff off the shelves and into boxes. The job doesn’t pay very much and is grueling, and […]

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Nearly At ‘Full Employment’? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment Numbers Are A Massive Lie 1

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog March 9, 2015   Nearly At ‘Full Employment’? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment Numbers Are A Massive Lie   On Friday, we learned that the official “unemployment rate” has fallen to 5.5 percent. Since an unemployment rate of 5 percent is considered to be “full employment” by many economists, […]