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Economic Justice

Blog: Unemployment and the Faith Community

Sep 12, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

For those of us who are not in a position to create jobs, how might we engage? Especially, how might we engage as faith communities? Read more

What Should I Know about the Super Committee?

On August 2, 2011, Congress created the Budget Control Act of 2011. Under this act, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives, commonly referred to as the “Super Committee,” was delegated the task of addressing our nation’s budget deficit. Click on the link above to learn more about their work and who makes up the committee. Read more

Wash. Post Shows How Tax Policy Worsens Wealth Gap

Sep 12, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

As pointed out by today's  (Sept. 12) front page article, "For the very richest Americans, low tax rates on capital gains are better than any Christmas gift." Our nation cannot afford daily Christmas gifts for the super-wealthy!

Here is the article, which should spur us all to demand change.

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NETWORK Responds to President Obama’s Jobs Speech

The challenge of President Obama’s speech to Congress on the American Jobs Act was just what we as a nation needed to pull out of the polarizing rhetoric and to move toward working together for the good of the whole. Read more

MSNBC Segment -- Pew Study on the Racial Wealth Gap

Sep 08, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

The Rachel Maddow show, with guest host  Melissa Harris-Perry, had a good segment about the Pew study on racial wealth gap

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Blog: CEOs Get Raises, Workers Get Lay-offs

Sep 06, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

Does this chart show "shared sacrifice"? Read more

Have You Checked Out our MIND THE GAP! Blog Recently?

It includes a new easy-to-use index on the right so you can catch up with earlier posts. Read more

Blog: Understanding the Budget Work of the "Super Committee"

Aug 31, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

The “Super Committee” will be meeting to craft a deal for 2014 and beyond. Read more

The Isle of the Dogs

Aug 18, 2011 | By Page May

We are immediately limiting the success of anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs when we ask “Why are the poor poor?” instead of “Why is there poverty?”

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Can the Middle Class Be Saved?

Aug 17, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

"The ease with which the rich and well educated have shrugged off the recession shouldn’t be surprising; strong winds have been at their backs for many years. The recession, meanwhile, has restrained wage growth and enabled faster restructuring and offshoring, leaving many corporations with lower production costs and higher profits—and their executives with higher pay."

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