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The Depression Was Great for the American Kitchen

Posted September 26th, 2016 at 10:44 am (UTC-4)
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[E]ven at the height of the Depression, when a quarter of the workforce was unemployed, most people were not on relief, and most were not suffering malnutrition. Those people were, however, seeing some pretty remarkable transformation in how they produced, purchased and consumed food.

The Case for Optimism

Posted October 28th, 2015 at 10:20 am (UTC-4)
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Fears that troubles in China will somehow pull the United States into another recession are overdone. It’s time for Americans to embrace optimism.

Fair Labor Practice Helps Us All

Posted September 7th, 2015 at 3:37 pm (UTC-4)
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…On this Labor Day, as we continue to recover from the great recession with a strong economic wind at our back, employers need to recognize their responsibility — to their workers and the nation — to help make sure that prosperity is broadly shared.