Blog Post by: Moshe Marvit , on February 15, 2014
Last night, workers at VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee narrowly voted not to join the United Auto Workers. The loss is a crushing blow to what the union had seen as a new Southern strategy. TCF fellow Moshe Marvit analyzes what went wrong in a campaign that once looked so promising.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on February 14, 2014
This month the Stanley Foundation published a new report on emerging areas of cooperation between developed and developing countries. While challenges exist, there is room for cautious optimism on global issues. There are promising avenues for cooperation to address them, writes policy associate Neil Bhatiya.
Blog Post by: Morton Abramowitz , on February 14, 2014
It is difficult to watch the West make believe it is doing much about the humanitarian situation inside Syria or about the political situation, indeed about anything inside Syria. But we comfort ourselves in the belief that we are a virtuous people helping millions as we continue to lack a serious resolution of the unending violence.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on February 13, 2014
Last week, Farooq Abdullah, India’s minister for New and Renewable Energy, gave a forthright defense of India’s pursuit of peaceful nuclear energy in the face of local protests against nuclear power plants in several Indian states. Neil Bhatiya discusses the implications for India.
Blog Post by: Michael Cassidy , on February 12, 2014
Many people thought they would never see the day, but at long last there is a woman at the helm of the world’s most sacred institution. Janet Yellen was sworn in on Monday as the first woman to chair the Board of Governors in the The Federal Reserve’s 101-year history. TCF blogger Michael Cassidy details her dove-ish ways.
Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on February 10, 2014
Arguably the biggest part of President Obama’s State of the Union address last month was his executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 an hour. But how much does an executive order matter? Blogger Zachary Bernstein answers this question.
Blog Post by: Jill Silos-Rooney , on February 10, 2014
Earlier this month, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren responded to a new Congressional Budget Office report, calling the federal government “obscene” for earning $66 billion in profits from student loans between 2007 and 2012 — and that it is poised to collect another $185 billion in profits over the next decade. Blogger Jill Silos-Rooney writes about this in contrast to the increasing debt graduates suffer as a result of student loans.
Blog Post by: Benjamin Landy , on February 7, 2014
President Obama signed the 2014 Farm Bill today, locking in more than $8 billion in cuts to the nation's food stamp program. As many as 850,000 households will see their benefits drop by an average $90 per month when the law goes into effect. Benjamin Landy discusses why this happened.
Blog Post by: Moshe Marvit , on February 7, 2014
You can’t spend much time around the tech world without getting a little tired of hearing the word “disrupt.” Every new company is planning to disrupt a new industry. Amazon disrupted book retailers. And publishers. And brick and mortar retailers. In fact, Amazon is probably the mother of all disruptive tech companies. Read more from fellow Moshe Marvit on his recent article in The Nation about crowdworking.
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