Social Security Broken? Not By A Long Shot

The average monthly Social Security benefit for a retired worker was about $1,177 at the beginning of 2011. The poverty line for a single person, living in the continental U S in 2001 is $10,890 There are three problems with Social Security according to a lot of people.  They take too much out of my check.  […]

Poverty and Testing in Education: “The Present Scientifico-legal Complex”

[Part I: Poverty] Jim Taylor has entered the poverty and education debate by asking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and billionaire/education entrepreneur Bill Gates a direct question: “I really don’t understand you two, the U.S. Secretary of Education and the world’s second richest man and noted philanthropist. How can you possibly say that public […]

What this country needs is a socially conscious Sarah Palin.

With all her talk of not retreating but reloading, her cross-hairs, etc., the socially conscious in this country need a “Sarah Palin” behind whom they can unite.  I can hear Brando crying out, “S T E l l A a a a a a!”  We need a leader. David Brooks, Op-Ed columnist for the N […]

Tax breaks for the rich v. Budget Cuts for the poor: Wisconsin

By Donna Cooper | February 22, 2011 House leaders are unfortunately restricting their proposed budget cuts for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 to nonsecurity discretionary spending in an attempt to tame a $1.3 trillion deficit. This approach is especially shortsighted since the Federal Treasury loses twice as much revenue due to tax breaks than […]

Economics of ending poverty: 0.7% of GNI is all it takes!

source: Carl Herman, Examiner.com The Economics of Ending Poverty The following article is also a social science high school lesson that you are welcome to use. Instructions: Please read the following with full comprehension. Cut and copy the questions onto your own Word document. Answer the questions. This assignment is worth 2 points per question. […]

Cuckholded: Public Pension Plans the Next Big Bust

According to new research from the Kellogg School of Management, taxpayers, public workers and state and federal officials alike have cause for serious concern about an issue that often falls under the radar but poses serious risk to the future health of the national economy: state pension liabilities (http://thebusinessledger.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=100&SectionID=4&SubSectionID=29). On May 19th, 2010 data was […]