Matthew Kirchner

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As Bad As You Think It Is, It's Worse: Wage Theft Comes to America

In Denmark fast food workers make $20 an hour plus benefits, and the corporations who employ them are still profitable. Why there and not here?<p>The answer is simple and painful -- wage theft. In America corporations are systematically stealing our wages. Virtually everyone in the bottom 95 percent …

Income Inequality

How to shop for health plans during Obamacare open enrollment

Starting this weekend, anyone interested in changing an existing health insurance policy or buying a new one can do so during the second open enrollment period under<p>Obamacare.<p>Those interested in having a plan in place by Jan. 1 must make their selection by Dec. 15. And the final deadline is Feb. 15.<p>…

What do CEOs do all day?

November 10, 2014 | 12:03 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/11/10/business/ive-always-wondered/what-do-ceos-do-all-day/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Leadership

Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme

Dozens of local governments — from Downers Grove to Frankfort — face investment losses totaling more than $50 million of taxpayer money in a fraud scheme the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago are unraveling.<p>The tax dollars were placed with the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund, also …