Jeremy Funk

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Volkswagen's Settlement Could Cost $10 Billion or More

Owners of VW and Audi models powered by the 2.0 liter TDI diesel engine may be eligible for a buyback soon. Image source: Volkswagen<p><b>Volkswagen</b> has reached a "settlement in principle" with Federal and California regulators to resolve some of the issues around cars programmed to cheat on emissions …

Garage Storage: Space-Saving Sliding Shelves

Store more in a smaller footprint<p>This bypass door hardware is the key to smooth-gliding rollouts.<p>Let’s face it. No matter how big your garage is, …

The middle class: An American tragedy, in numbers

Without a middle class, there's no cultural ballast to steady the government against clashing passions.<p>Something’s gone wrong with America. Most of …

The Rich Owes Government And ‘We The People’ For Their Success

Many in the rich or wealthy class continue to complain about being overtaxed. They do so even as they receive preferential tax treatment. They do not …

In many states, the recovery is making the income gap worse

By Niraj Chokshi<p>Niraj Chokshi<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>The income gap in America has been widening for decades and the modest three-year recovery did little to change that, according to new Census data.<p>The new data suggest that despite modest recoveries in many states, the middle class has been shrinking while …

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Hello, did you know the American health-care system is terrible? It is. Don't let John Boehner tell you otherwise.<p>If you're unconvinced, here is a chart that demonstrates its terribleness. It shows, using OECD data, how much money different countries spend on health care per person, charted against …

Technology didn't kill middle class jobs, public policy did | Dean Baker

The story is that innovation rapidly reduced the need for factory workers and other skilled labor. The data just doesn't support it<p>A widely held view in elite circles is that the rapid rise in inequality in the United States over the last three decades is an unfortunate side-effect of technological …

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact.<p>"Rich people create the jobs."<p>Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich investors create the jobs that sustain everyone else.<p>This statement is …

Noam Chomsky: America hates its poor

<b>(AP/Hatem Moussa)</b><p>Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on our country’s brutal class war — and why it’s ultimately so one-sided<p>Chris Steele<p>December 1, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released second edition of Noam Chomsky’s</i> "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," <i>edited by</i> …