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Bernie Sanders: Republicans living on another planet

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Monday blasted Republican lawmakers for blocking Obama’s jobs bill “in the midst of the worst economic crisis in modern history.” Facing stubborn opposition from Republicans, Obama now plans to unveil economic initiatives that can be issued through executive orders, completely bypassing Congress. “You’ve…

Economist blasts GOP’s ‘seven biggest economic lies’

By Robert Reich The President’s Jobs Bill doesn’t have a chance in Congress — and the Occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere can’t become a national movement for a more equitable society – unless more Americans know the truth about the economy. Below is a short (2 minute 30 second)…

Upper-class people less empathetic than lower-class people: study

People from different economic classes have fundamentally different ways of thinking about the world, according to research recently published in Current Directions in Psychological Science. The authors of the study said the findings have important, but overlooked, implications for public policy. “Americans, although this is shifting a bit, kind of…

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