Economy

The Politics of Greed

July 18, 2006 - I'm back from a mostly-restful vacation. Many thanks to R. Neal for covering last week, including his excellent exclusive interview with former N.C. Sen. John Edwards about fighting poverty in America.

Bush v. workers

July 3, 2006 - Most people who work for a living in this country support the idea of having an organization that represents their interests.

Minimum wage roundup: 1 step forward, 1 step back, 1 step ?

June 5, 2006 - Last week, the North Carolina House voted 72 to 43 to boost the state's minimum wage by $1. The Senate had already voted for a dollar hike in its budget, and Gov. Mike Easley -- who originally supported only an 85 cent increase -- is now backing the full dollar raise for over 100,000 workers.