Categories: government

The Winners and Losers in Today's Jobs Report

Posted by: Dan Beucke on January 06

The jobs pictured brightened considerably at the end of 2011 -- and if you were in mining and oil, it's positively booming. This morning's Bureau of Labor Statistics report...

The Wealth Watch: 10 Must-Read Links

Posted by: Dan Beucke on December 10

Occupy campus recruiting: An Orange and Black Eye for 2 Banks (DealBook) From a rich American: Rich People Don't Create Jobs (Blodget, Business Insider) Post-grads' lament: Trapped by $50,000...

Obama: I Don't Hate the Millionaire Next Door

Posted by: Dan Beucke on December 07

Here's one way to interpret President Obama's speech yesterday in Osawatomie, Kansas: It's his attempt to tie together the loose-knit complaints of the 99% -- against wealth accumulation by the...

Judge on Citi's SEC Deal: "An engine of oppression"

Posted by: Joel Stonington on November 28

Federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff struck down a $285 million settlement between the SEC and Citigroup on Monday. To outsiders who've complained that banks have gotten away with slaps...

Friday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 18

March on Wall Street: Clashes, 240 Arrests Mark 'Day of Action' (NY Times) Going mobile: Occupy Wall Street's new tactics (NY Magazine) "The consumer is an income stream": Why...

Tuesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 15

NYC cracks down: Police Clear Zuccotti Park of Protesters (NY Times) What's next: Mayor speaks, protesters plan next move (NY Times, City Room blog) Prelude to the crackdown: Protesters...

Military Veterans and Corporate America

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 13

My post last Friday about the jobless picture for young veterans clearly struck a nerve. The commentary that followed ranges across issues of war, peace, hope, despair, skills training --...

Weekend Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 12

Chef takes heat: Bankers Blast Batali; Others Say 'Leave Mario Alone!' (Bloomberg) Sandy Weill's $88 million downsizing: Occupy This, OWS (Greiff, Bloomberg View) Back at ya: Occupy Wall Street...

Unemployment for Young Vets: 30%, and Rising

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 11

On Veterans Day in America, it's sobering to realize just how badly the job market has turned against the men and women who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their...

Monday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 07

Lending bubble: China Credit Squeeze Spurs Suicides, Violence (Bloomberg) What caused the crisis? The Big Lie goes viral (The Big Picture) Do I hear 10 years?: The Trials of...

Yes, There Will Be A Student Loan Bailout

Posted by: Mark Gimein on November 02

When will the student loan bailout happen? And more important, will it be students who get bailed out, lenders or both? If you think it's too early to be...

Wednesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 02

Goodbye, debit-card fee: Will BofA Just Accept a $2 Billion Loss? (Atlantic) Head count: They're occupying, but who's counting? (Washington Post) Occupy London: St Paul's holy smokescreen lifts to...

Voting: The New Reckless

Posted by: Mark Gimein on November 02

Over at our Euro Crisis blog, London based editor Andy Reinhardt unwinds the twists of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's call for a referendum on the bailout and austerity plan....

Monday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 31

Update: Broker-dealer gone bust: MF Global Files for Bankruptcy Protection (Bloomberg) Arrests update: Recapping A Clash Between Denver Police and Protesters (Atlantic) Bankers as black hats: In The Halls...

Weekend Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 29

On second thought: Wells Fargo Cancels $3 Monthly Debit-Card Fee (Bloomberg) Foreclosure mill's ghoulish party: What the Costumes Reveal (NY Times) From Iran's Greens: 10 ways OWS can Excel...

Friday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 28

Occupy the world: Why Many in China Sympathise with Occupy Wall Street (The Atlantic) Behind the mask: David Graeber, the Anti-Leader of Occupy Wall Street (BusinessWeek) He's not alone:...

On The Suppression Of Protest And Debate

Posted by: Mark Gimein on October 27

The aim of this blog is, as for all of Bloomberg Businessweek, to give readers an understanding of business and the economy. Its title is "Occupy Wall Street: The...

Occupy Wall Street, Kent State, and Chicago

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 27

Depending on your point of view, the Occupy Wall Street movement may be 1968 -- or 1970 -- all over again. And this week may mark the point where the...

Thursday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 27

Oakland and elsewhere: Cities Begin Cracking Down on 'Occupy' Protests (NY Times) Casualty report: Veteran Scott Olsen Could Be First To Die At a Protest (Business Insider) Political fallout:...

Wednesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 26

'It sounded like bombs': Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Oakland (NY Times, The Lede) Where the jobs are: Earn $2,000 a night as a boomtown stripper (CNN...

The Misery Of The 98th Percentile

Posted by: Mark Gimein on October 26

The Congressional Budget Office released its report on trends in household income Tuesday afternoon, concluding that (drumroll) since 1979 income has risen much faster at the top than lower down...

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"The Wealth Debate" is a running discussion of wealth, poverty, the economy and income inequality in the U.S. and the world. It was started shortly after the Occupy Wall Street movement sparked a global protest about the fallout from the financial crisis and money in politics. You can reach the editors, Dan Beucke and Mark Gimein, by email, or follow BloombergNow on Twitter to keep up with posts.

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