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The Politics Of Economic And Social Issues

by Ralph Scharnau Arguments about the importance of economic and social matters usually get resolved in legislative bodies. In democratic republics, the majority political party’s view ordinarily prevails. In governing a city, county, state, region, or nation, lawmakers address a … Continue reading

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Inequality: One Of This Election’s Big Issues

Eight days to caucus, right? Here is a brief look at what I consider to be the really overwhelming issues. Depending on your perspective, any one of these could be in your top spot: Climate Change – well it is … Continue reading

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The Poor Peoples Campaign: Reclaiming The Moral Narrative

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Union Recertification Begins Next Month In Iowa

The massive and in my mind catastrophic overhaul had a clause meant to drive a wedge between state workers in Iowa. Built out of the Republican playbook of “divide and conquer” the clause that puts the recertification of a union … Continue reading

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What Is The Difference Between A Minimum Wage Worker And You?

by Jennifer Hauff When I last lived on minimum wage, I shared a one bedroom apartment with a friend I met at work. She had a mattress and a dresser in her room. I had a bunch of blankets and … Continue reading

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Inequality In The 21st Century

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These first words to the … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Economic And Social Factors

News reports often separate economic and social issues. Yet the term, socio-economic, dating back to the 1880s, indicates a linkage. And a strong political connection exists between economic and social issues. Recent public opinion polling shows that the economy, followed … Continue reading

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