Categories: labor

A Closer Look at the Hands that Make Apple iPads and Victoria's Secret Panties

Posted by: Dan Beucke on January 13

It's an uncomfortable fact of modern life that many iconic consumer products are built by people who could never afford to buy them. Yet there is great risk to...

Where Do the Long Term Jobless Go? Not Into Jobs. (See: My Dad)

Posted by: Mark Gimein on January 10

On the surface, the best news in last week's generally positive employment data was the big fall in the number of "discouraged workers"--folks who want work but have stopped looking...

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 Great Compression: How War And Taxes Made Us All Middle Class, And Why That's Changed

Posted by: Mark Gimein on December 14

Last week, my colleague Dan Beucke wrote about the latest work of economists Thomas Picketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Stefanie Stantcheva, who presented a case for top tax rates as...

Weekend Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 27

To leave or stay in LA: Some vow civil disobedience at midnight (LA Times) 5 PM deadline: Occupy Philadelphia weighs options (Philly Inquirer) Protest becomes performance: The Man Behind...

No College Degree Will Buy Your Way Into The Top 1%

Posted by: Mark Gimein on November 23

One common perception about the widening income gap is that it's driven by social and economic trends that have put a higher value on education. That idea has been...

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...

Wednesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 09

Tide turns: Ohio Turns Back a Law Limiting Unions' Rights (NY Times) Tapping energy: Occupy Movement Inspires Unions to Embrace Bold Tactics (NY Times) Economic bias: I Was Wrong,...

Tuesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 08

The "safe" side: The Truth About Crime And Sexual Assault At OWS (Business Insider) Too big for bonuses: End Bonuses for Bankers (Taleb, NY Times) $1 million medallion: Taxi...

The Web's Next Big Thing: Cheap Labor

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 07

For $25, Daniel H will help debug your software. Valerie asks just $20 to pick your folks up from the airport. Miss Minty, for $50, will teach you to...

Thursday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on November 03

Port shut down: Protest in Oakland Turns Violent (NY Times) Occupying Jamie Dimon: Occupy Seattle swoops in on JPMorgan CEO (LA Times) Portrait of Scott Olsen: Veteran's journey from...

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...

OWS Does Halloween

Posted by: Kenzie Delaine on November 01

Bloomberg videographer Kenzie Delaine recorded Occupy Wall Street demonstrators dressed up as vampire bankers, bleeding bank customers, and zombie billionaires as they marched at the New York City Annual...

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:...

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...

NYC Restaurant Struggles With OWS Barricades

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 26

Occupy Wall Street and the Housing Crisis

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 25

Can Occupy Las Vegas tap into homeowner anger? It's an intriguing question that gets to how sustainable the OWS movement can be as it spreads out of downtown New York...

Tuesday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 25

Links from across the income gap: The 20 percent plan: Perry calls for major spending and tax cuts (Washington Post)No tax break left behind: The Little Bit of Big Government...

Monday Morning Wealth Watch

Posted by: Dan Beucke on October 24

Random links to enrage or reaffirm faith in capitalism, depending on your point of view: How Mitt Romney remade Corporate America: The Romney Economy (New York) IRS closes in on...

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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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