The New Sharecropping Discrimination

Old sharecropping was a scheme devised in the American South after the Civil War to exploit the “free” blacks who made their living as farmers. Its purpose was to replace the plantation slave labor force which had existed in the years before the loss of the Civil War by the confederacy. …

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Race-O-Nomics

Arthur Laffer, economic advisor to President Reagan and the so-called father of trickle-down economics, appeared recently on the Fox News’ Happening Now program to discuss the possible extension of recently expired unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed. One of Laffer’s comments recommended doing away with the minimum wage for some workers, saying that “honestly” …

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