Economy

The Wal-Mart Tax

August 12, 2005 - The national advocacy group Wal-Mart Watch has a useful new round-up of data on the hidden costs to the public of Wal-Mart economics.

CAFTA Vote: A Win for Progressives

August 4, 2005 - On Tuesday, Bush signed CAFTA into law after almost two years of political battle. Before it completely slips off the media radar, it's worthwhile to step back and stake stock of what could be a long-term victory for progressives (and not just in the rah-rah, "we lost but we won" sense).

Georgia Fat Cats

August 1, 2005 - Here's something to mull over while paying bills or pumping $2.00-a-gallon gas: the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's list of the highest-paid Georgia CEOs in 2004 (reg req'd).

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South Key to CAFTA Vote; DLC Out of Touch?

July 27, 2005 - As Congress gears up for a vote tonight on the Central American Free Trade Agreement -- with Texas Rep. Tom DeLay promising a win -- the heart of the fight is in the U.S. South. As the Raleigh News & Observer reported on Monday, the region just isn't going for it:

The AFL-CIO Debate and the South

July 25, 2005 - Here at Facing South, we haven't commented much on the massive upheavals in the AFL-CIO, which are now playing out in the labor federation's convention in Chicago, starting today.

NC Workers: Not Buying CAFTA

July 15, 2005 - As I write, the president is jetting towards North Carolina again, this time to fluff up sagging support for CAFTA. What is it with Bush and adjacent Southern states? First it was the sojourn to a remote (read: no protesters) location in the Smoky Mountains on Earth Day to celebrate the undermining of air pollution laws.