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  • The upsurge in uncertain work

    As the economy continues to shift, reliable, full-time work will become increasingly rare. The new economy is one of independent contractors and freelancers.

  • Opinion: Raise estate tax on America's very rich

    The US's estate tax of 40 percent only affects the richest of the rich. But some Congress members think this is too much – in reality, the estate tax should be raised, writes Robert Reich.

  • Opinion: why Texas' request for federal aid is awkward

    Texas' governor Greg Abbott requested federal help amid the tornadoes and floods that have pounded the state. However, Robert Reich argues that Texas officials' previous actions against the federal government make the state's plea for help awkward.

  • How can the US strengthen unions?

    In the US, the decline of the middle class is nearly identical to the decline of American labor union membership. What does this mean for the future of unions and the US economy?

August 27, 2015

Photos of the day 08/27

A Thai veterinarian takes a picture of a 2-year-old orangutan during a health examination at Kao Pratubchang Conservation Center in Ratchaburi, Thailand, Thursday. Vets from the Department of National Park Wildlife and Plant Conservation conducted a health check of 14 orangutans to prepare them for repatriation to their count...

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