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March 20, 2018
... the Communist Party and head of the military. Now he can hold these posts for as long as he draws breath. What does this all mean? And what are Xi's long-term ambitions for China? To learn more, Doug Henwood spoke to Isabel Hilton, an editor and journalist with extensive expertise in Chinese affairs.
March 14, 2018
It will have little economic effect but will add more bellicosity to a world already overdosing on it. By Doug HenwoodTwitter. March 14, 2018. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Steel-worker. A worker cuts a steel coil at the Novolipetsk Steel PAO steel mill in Farrell, Pennsylvania, March 9, 2018. (Reuters / Aaron Josefczyk)ÃâÃÂ ...
March 9, 2018
Philippa Dunne and Doug Henwood of The Liscio Report, a New York City-based research company, expressed concern about the earnings data in the nation's jobs report. Ohio's report doesn't include such numbers. "Average hourly earnings (AHE) were up just 0.1 percent for the month and 2.6 percentÃâÃÂ ...
February 12, 2018
The Disappearing Strike. By: Doug Henwood. Strikes are labor's most powerful weapon. But last year they fell to nearly an all-time low. Workers on strike in 1966. Kheel Center / Flickr. Our new issue, “The Health of Nations,” is out now. Subscribe or renew today!
February 9, 2018
By: Doug Henwood. The stock market's panicked reaction to signs of wage growth shows just how weak the economy is — and how much it caters to the wealthy. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Spencer Platt / Getty Images. Our new issue, “The Health of Nations,” isÃâÃÂ ...
February 7, 2018
Stock markets have been swooning, in no small part because last Friday's US employment report showed that average hourly earnings (AHE) — the average wage, excluding benefits, received by private sector workers — rose smartly in January. This prompted fears that inflationary pressures are mountingÃâÃÂ ...
In These Times
January 23, 2018
Doug Henwood is a financial journalist and the author of Wall Street: How It Works and for Whom (Verso), among other books. He is the host of Behind the News, a weekly radio show on economics and politics broadcast on KPFA and worldwide. Liza Featherstone is a labor journalist and the author of Selling Women Short:ÃâÃÂ ...
The Real News Network
January 14, 2018
Doug Henwood is the founder and editor of the Left Business Observer. Henwood is also a contributing editor of The Nation and does a weekly program on WBAI radio, New York's Pacifica outlet. His book, The State of the USA Atlas, was published by Simon & Schuster in 1994; his Wall Street wasÃâÃÂ ...
December 26, 2017
The market pundit Robert Prechter, who is a great psychologist of financial markets despite being a devoted follower of Ayn Rand and believing in a piece of superstition called Elliott Wave theory, once argued that in the course of a major bull market there's something called a “point of recognition,” whenÃâÃÂ ...
September 8, 2017
In a post earlier this week, I showed how public investment, net of depreciation, in the US is barely above zero, meaning that fresh expenditures on long-lived assets like schools and roads are running just slightly ahead of the decay of existing infrastructure. You might think, given neoliberal orthodoxy, thatÃâÃÂ ...
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