- April, 2016
Pay Day by Bill Barclay
On April 12, 2016, we’ll
again reach the day of the year in which the typical woman
(receiving median pay) in the U.S. will, when she adds the
amount she was paid in 2015 to the amount she has been
paid year-to-date, get the same amount of income that her
male counterpart (receiving median pay) got in 2015. The
National Committee on Pay Equity has designated this day
for the past 20 years to call attention to the gender
disparity in wages.
Power, Politics and Finance by Bill Barclay
Petroleum and its
products, from gasoline to bunker fuel to makeup, is the
most valuable good in world trade. Oil provides almost
one-third of world energy supplies, is the primary
business for four of the 16 largest companies in the world
(eclipsed only by the finance sectors’ seven) and is the
most actively traded commodity futures contract in the
world. And this year oil seems to be the driving force
behind financial market volatility: the correlation
between the S&P 500 and oil prices is over .75
Quentin Young by Bob Roman
If you live in the
Chicago area or if you’re in any way involved in the
ongoing struggle to bring about a universal health care
system here in the States, you have got to have heard that
Dr. Young has died at the age of 92.
Socialism by Bob Roman
Our more or less monthly
podcast, Talkin’ Socialism, is once again
available through Apple’s iTunes store, for free.
in the News compiled by Bob Roman
Events of Interest
People's Summit is a unique opportunity for members of the
Democratic Socialists of America to join allies in building
a lasting progressive infrastructure beyond the 2016
presidential elections. We will be joining the National
Nurses United, Working Families Party, People's Action,
Progressive Democrats of America, People for Bernie, United
Students Against Sweatshops, and many more in Chicago this
June 17th to 19th.
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