Category recession

(Un)employment report

The Bureau of Labor report for November: Job creation remained weak in the U.S. during November, with just 120,000 new positions created, though the unemployment rate slid to 8.6 percent, a government report showed Friday. The rate fell from the…

Milk not Jails

It’s a bit ironic that the purveyor of “Freedom and Democracy” around the world incarcerates more people per capita than any nation on the planet. The staggering growth of the prison industrial complex over the past thirty years is mind…

Get out of the echo chamber!

If you’re trapped in the beltway echo chamber, whether in DC itself or you’ve just been watching too much CNN since you got snowed in, read this.  Maybe it will wake you up.  Read the whole thing here. The wars?…

Food Rescue Map

With a record 1 in 8 Americans now receiving food stamps I couldn’t help but share this ingenious little find on Google Maps: A Food Rescue Map! I’ve seen walking tours and other touristy maps on Google but this is…

Venezuela

It’s not hard to find criticisms of Hugo Chavez in this country. Their socialist experiment, we are told, is doomed for failure. The recent news of Venezuela’s currency devaluation and two-tiered exchange rate have some shrieking failure. Mike Shedlock, on…