Stories about a new age of precarity are overblown. Workers have had to deal with economic insecurity since the dawn of capitalism.
Doug Henwood edits Left Business Observer and is the host of Behind the News. His latest book is My Turn.
Precarity isn’t the main problem with the US labor market. It’s that wages are low, benefits are eroding, and work is often dull and sometimes dangerous.
Strikes are labor's most powerful weapon. But last year they fell to nearly an all-time low.
The stock market's panicked reaction to signs of wage growth shows just how weak the economy is — and how much it caters to the wealthy.
Wages are finally rising. But it's only bosses who are getting the pay hikes.
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And we're all better off because of it.
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The closer you examine Donald Trump's approval ratings, the more abysmal they look.
The Democrats' central weakness comes from being a party of business but having to pretend otherwise.
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The Democratic Party establishment has given up on the policies that would attract disaffected workers.
The latest attacks on Bernie Sanders reveal that the Democratic Party is intent on driving down expectations.
Hillary Clinton's record cuts against the claim that she's an ardent champion of women's rights.
Doug Henwood responds to a critical review of his new book on Hillary Clinton.
The $18 trillion price tag for Bernie Sanders' spending plan is actually quite small.