A recent New York Magazine cover story written by Millennial Noreen Malone claims that it “Sucks to Be Us,” referring to the plight Millennials now face due to the Great Recession. Noting that a lot of attention has been paid to the affect this recession has had on other generations, Malone wanted to highlight how Millennials have and will continue to wallow in recession woes. Here are some of the highlights of an interview she did with Yahoo’s The Daily Ticker: *Entering Read More
Here is a short article from Yahoo’s The Lookout that talks about the results from a CBS/New York Times survey regarding the Occupy Wall Street protests. Substantially more Americans agree than disagree with the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to a new poll. And nearly two-thirds say wealth should be distributed more equitably. Forty-three percent of respondents to a new CBS/New York Times survey said they agree with Occupy Wall Street’s goals, while, 27 percent said they disagree. Thirty Read More
President Obama announced this past Wednesday that he intends to speed up a plan to cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of income, pushing the plan forward from 2014 to 2012. This is good news for the more than 36 million Americans with federal student loan debt as estimates claim it could cut monthly loan payments for 1.6 million Americans. Currently, Americans owe more for student loan debt–currently standing at one billion dollars–than on outstanding credit card debt. In addition, under Read More
It was announced today that President Obama is sending 100 troops to Central Africa to provide assistance and support to regional forces in order to hunt down Joseph Kony, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, and other leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army. In a letter sent to Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and Daniel Inouye, the president expressed that the LRA “has murdered, raped, and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women and children Read More
Take a look at this chart from Think Progress, courtesy of Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum, that highlights how Wall Street salaries have increased over the last 30 years compared to those of all other private sector jobs. According to Drum, “Wall Street salaries have risen 11.2% per year, while all other salaries have risen 1.8% per year.” Today, the average salary for the securities industry is $366,000, compared to an average salary of $66,000 for all other private sector jobs.
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to Read More
Below is a great PSA from One.org about how to end famine. It was inspired by the current famine in the Horn of Africa that has already killed over 30,000 children in 3 months. It is an atrocity that this is happening even today, and it is an atrocity that little attention has been paid to it. Watch the PSA and help spread the word about how to end famine. F&ck Famine PSA
I’m sure by now you have heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests taking place in New York over the last few weeks. It started on September 17 as a small protest and although it hasn’t grown much in size, it has garnered a lot more media attention and is picking up momentum in cities across the country. Even labor unions are looking to get involved. But many people are confused as to what these protesters are actually protesting. At a website Read More