Harold Meyerson

10/16/2014 - 3:57pm

    The extinction of the American raise - dead as a dodo, by every empirical measure - has become a truth universally acknowledged. Even Republican House Speaker John Boehner, not a fellow often glimpsed on the barricades with protesting workers, pronounced that "wages are stagnant" in his comments...

05/26/2014 - 5:07pm

    The standard argument - really, the only argument - against raising the minimum wage is that it will lead to job loss. The argument is beloved by die-hard opponents of raising the wage because it provides them with a veneer, however flimsy, of concern about the welfare of the working poor.

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05/18/2014 - 11:28pm

    Sometimes a throwaway sentence, a passage not intended to make a major point, ends up telling a great deal more than the author intended. One such passage popped up in a recent Wall Street Journal story that documented U.S. corporations' scramble to buy overseas companies and thereby shift their legal...

05/08/2014 - 8:53pm

    It's all well and good that Ukraine wants to retain its independence, but business is business. The Western democracies may be divided on how best to deter Russia from taking over the Ukrainian east, but the multinational corporations of every nation seem to have come to consensus - effortlessly,...

05/04/2014 - 11:23pm

    Last week, a committee of the California Senate not only talked about economic inequality - everybody's doing that - but actually did something about it. By a 5-to-2 vote, it recommended to the full Senate a bill that would cut the state's taxes on companies with lower ratios between their chief...

04/27/2014 - 11:47pm

    Twenty years ago, half of America's dozen largest cities had Republican mayors. Today, just one does. Of the 30 largest U.S. cities, 26 have Democratic mayors - the greatest partisan imbalance perhaps since the presidency of James Monroe, when the nation had only one political party.

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