There is a structure that lets workers own their companies and share in the capital. In 1997, Congress created these structures to eliminate traditional lines between management and owners and give workers “skin in the game.” As a result, more than 2,000 privately held “Subchapter S” corporations in the US are owned mostly – or entirely – by their workers through broad based employee stock ownership plans (S ESOPs).
Erik Wasson and Russell Berman 12/11/13 12:07 PM EST
The House is likely to vote on the plan Thursday.
It’s time to change our country’s extreme sentencing laws that destroy lives and waste taxpayer dollars with no benefit to public safety. We need the Smarter Sentencing Act to make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more humane.
Whenever there is a tragedy, be it in a coal mine, on a drilling platform, or in your neighborhood, there is an understandable desire to learn the cause and penalize the perpetrator. In many cases, regulatory agencies must decide the appropriate penalty. Accidents like the Massey coal mine tragedy, the Enbridge Pipeline oil spill, the Arkansas oil pipeline failure, and gas pipeline explosions like those in Allentown, Sissonville, and San Bruno, all have resulted in significant fines and penalties.
People who are working full-time should earn enough to be able to make ends meet. This is a basic American value.
We are living through the greatest improvements in child survival and health in human history, and it is thanks in large part to U.S. poverty-focused development assistance, aka “foreign aid.”
As a proud veteran of the United States Air Force where I served as a Nuclear Weapons Systems Specialist during both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,I find Rep. Hunter’s brazen comments deeply disturbing, unproductive, and completely ignorant of U.S. nuclear policy.
Time Magazine recently listed the fifty worst cars of all time. The communist East German Trabant made the list with this description: "This is the car that gave Communism a bad name. Powered by a two-stroke pollution generator that maxed out...
The payday lending industry has been in the spotlight for the past year, particularly as regulators turned attention to the world of short-term, small dollar credit. This attention is due in part to misguided criticism leveled by advocacy groups that often assert payday loan customers are harmed by the loans, and also regulators’ recognition that short-term credit products are in-demand and valued by borrowers.
From the rhetoric on cable news shows, one would never guess that Americans believe jobs are the nation’s number one concern.