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Jesse Hamilton talks education, housing and business in the area at Parliament Democratic club meeting.
By Caitlin Nolan
A candidate vying for the much-sought after seat to represent the 35th City Council District stopped by a local political club's Thursday night meeting to discuss his platform and explain why he can best represent the community's interests.
40% Of Americans Now Make Less Than 1968 Minimum Wage http://crooksandliars.com/dave-johnson/40-americans-now-make-less-1968 You may have seen the charts showing how working people's wages stopped going up along with productivity gains: Here is another chart of productivity gain and wages, from EPI's The wedges between productivity and median compensation growth: This means the gains went ... somewhere else. See if you can guess who got them? (Hint: it's the 1%; this is one driver of the terrible income and wealth inequality.) This breakoff of wages from productivity growth is partly (largely?) the result of trade agreements that pit Americans against exploited workers...
On Thursday February 7th, political observer Mary Alice Miller gave an update on how some local races are shaping up in New York City for Our Times Press. Read an excerpt from Mary Alice Miller about the campaign. "If you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be an almost-guaranteed shoe-in for two elected offices, just ask Jesse Hamilton." —Mary Alice Miller, Our Times Press Local Races Heat Up If you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be an almost-guaranteed shoe-in for two elected offices, just ask Jesse Hamilton. He knows. Hamilton, an attorney who has...