Articles written by: Monte Pearson

One Paycheck: The Middle Class on the Edge

One Paycheck: The Middle Class on the Edge

A recent survey of Black Friday shoppers revealed that 65% of those interviewed feel they are living paycheck-to-paycheck, up from 61% in 2012.  I sent the story to a friend and she was dumbfounded.  Her response: “Doesn’t that include a large portion […]

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Boycott Hostess Twinkies

Boycott Hostess Twinkies

The bankruptcy of Hostess and its return as a non-union, low-wage company is the latest example of how working people – both white and blue collar – have had their incomes and benefits slashed since the 1970s.  To justify these cutbacks, there […]

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Arizona Tragedy Linked to Melting Arctic Ice

Arizona Tragedy Linked to Melting Arctic Ice

Just a few days after an alarming story about Miami being doomed by rising ocean levels, 19 experienced firefighters died in a raging forest fire in Arizona.  Both stories are tied to the rapidly melting Arctic ice fields and the increasingly chaotic […]

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Our Internet Freedom is Threatened

Our Internet Freedom is Threatened

Every American has to face the possibility that their telephone conversations, their Facebook posts, their web searches, and their electronic bill payments are being recorded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and examined for signs of disobedience. Revelations that NSA is scooping […]

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