Postal banking is a proven concept with programs already working in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. It even existed at one point in the United States. Instituting (or rather re-instituting) postal banking is not only a great way to provide underbanked Americans with a useful service, it would also help financially secure the US Postal Service which is still struggling to cope with the emergence of email and private package delivery services.
|By: DSWright Tuesday February 11, 2014 1:21 pm|
|By: DSWright Wednesday January 29, 2014 6:57 am|
Last night President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union speech. In the speech Obama addressed growing concerns in the country about lack of opportunities and yawning wealth inequality. Poverty, lack of labor participation, and wealth inequality have gone to record levels under his administration. As the problem has gotten progressively worse the rhetoric seems to be ever more soaring.
|By: DSWright Tuesday January 28, 2014 12:22 pm|
Tonight, during the State of the Union address, President Obama will likely drone on about how he thinks wealth inequality is an important issue. And the polls show Americans agree, the economy is polling as the number one issue while an increasingly number of Americans no longer identify as middle class. These concerns come amidst one of the worst labor markets in American history with an anemic workforce participation rate and record poverty.
The state of the union is weak.
|By: Attaturk Tuesday January 21, 2014 1:30 am|
Oh people and their accurate presumptions.
|By: DSWright Friday January 10, 2014 11:55 am|
Next time you wonder why Congress is so out of touch with the average American – don’t. According to financial disclosures, for the first time in history Congress is now majority millionaire. The 1% don’t just own the government, they operate it.
|By: DSWright Friday January 3, 2014 5:01 pm|
The news outlets catering to the market fundamentalists have begun to attack the idea that there even is inequality.
|By: DSWright Thursday January 2, 2014 12:04 pm|
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio used his inauguration speech to distance himself from the class policies of the Bloomberg administration and reaffirm his support for promoting equality within America’s largest city.
|By: David Seaton Wednesday January 1, 2014 8:00 pm|
As luminaries such as Niels Bohr and Yogi Berra have pointed out, trying to predict the future is a mug’s game… And at year’s end political commentators are urged to enter
|By: DSWright Tuesday December 31, 2013 7:31 am|
Even when thousands of Americans took to the streets in 2011 protesting inequality and greed in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations the Wall Street plutocrats appeared completely unshaken in their belief that their power and privileges were legitimate, that they were right and just. To their mind the protesters were just envious of their success and instead of “working hard” as the rich had they wanted to whine.