Category Archives: Economy

Gorbachev on the Rio+20 Conference


“I feel bitter when I look at the cavernous gulf between rich and poor, the irresponsibility that caused the global financial crisis, the weak and divided responses to climate change, and the failure to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The opportunity to build a safer, fairer and more united world has been largely squandered.”
~  Mikhail Gorbachev

Read the entire statement

Yessss!


Consumer agency wants oversight of debt collectors, credit bureaus – The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/consumer-agency-wants-oversight-of-debt-collectors-credit-bureaus/2012/02/15/gIQAieioHR_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboNE

The business interests and their Congressional toadies won’t let it happen, but it’s certainly time.

US ended year with a surge of hiring, adding 200,000 jobs; unemployment rate at 8.5 percent


Despite the best efforts of the Republicans in Congress, the  US ended the year with a surge of hiring, adding 200,000 jobs; unemployment rate at 8.5 percent – The Washington Post.