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Americans Are Crazy Workaholics -- It's Time We Brought More Balance to Our Lives  

Americans Are Crazy Workaholics -- It's Time We Brought More Balance to Our Lives
By Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post
"No life," "no family" and "can devote, literally, 19-20 hours a day" to work. Sound familiar? That's our future Homeland Security chief talking. Read more »

 

AlterNet has launched 100 Words for 100 Days, a new project to publish our readers' visions for Obama's highest priorities. You're invited to contribute.

Every day from now until Obama's inauguration we will publish 8 new visionary essays by AlterNet readers in our new 100 Words for 100 Days section on our front page (just scroll down to view the section). We've already gotten started, click here for reader contributions that we have already run on the site.

 

Obama's Jobs Plan: Biggest Investment in Our Infrastructure in 50 Years  

Obama's Jobs Plan: Biggest Investment in Our Infrastructure in 50 Years

Facing the greatest job losses since 1974, Obama plans massive investment in public works. Read more »

5 Disastrous Decisions That Got Us into This Economic Mess  

5 Disastrous Decisions That Got Us into This Economic Mess

We are at a dangerous moment. Behind the debates over future economic policy is a debate over history -- here are the major mistakes that got us here. Read more »

Bank of America's Greed Sparked the Eye-Opening Worker's Strike in Chicago  

Bank of America's Greed Sparked the Eye-Opening Worker's Strike in Chicago

The bank took $25 billion of taxpayers' cash, but wouldn't lend Republic Windows and Doors the money it needed to keep going. Read more »

A Message for America's Ruling Class: We Told You So  

A Message for America's Ruling Class: We Told You So

Our bipartisan political Establishment and sycophantic punditburo have been wrong on the economy over and over again. Read more »

Towards an Economic System That Works for People and the Planet  

Towards an Economic System That Works for People and the Planet

A civil society statement on the G20 summit from IPS Director John Cavanagh and coalition members. Read more »

Death by Shoppers -- Haunted by Wal-Mart  

Death by Shoppers -- Haunted by Wal-Mart

Perhaps we need a big public health campaign to start curbing uncontrolled shopping. Read more »

Climate Economics in Four Easy Pieces  

Climate Economics in Four Easy Pieces

As the climate science debate is reaching closure, the climate economics debate is heating up. Read more »

A Bad Auto Bailout Is Cheaper Than Any Bank Bailout  

A Bad Auto Bailout Is Cheaper Than Any Bank Bailout

Whether or not bailing out the Big Three makes financial sense (which it doesn't), it's still a fraction of the cost of bailing out Wall Street. Read more »

War, Environmental Destruction, Recession: It's Time for a Revolution  

War, Environmental Destruction, Recession: It's Time for a Revolution

You know you are in a perilous time when the optimist and pessimist agree. Read more »

Our Biggest Problem Is Bigness Itself  

Our Biggest Problem Is Bigness Itself

Far too much of America's energy is being drained today in frenzied attempts to prop up corporate bigness. Read more »

Slashing Wages Will Hurt Workers, But It Won't Save the Big Three  

Slashing Wages Will Hurt Workers, But It Won't Save the Big Three

Some conservatives are using inaccurate numbers to pin the blame for Detroit's pain on union workers. Read more »

Coca-Cola's Latest Environmental Scam  

Coca-Cola's Latest Environmental Scam

Under fire for its mismanagement of water resources in India, Coke has gone all out to create an image of itself as a leader in water conservation. Read more »

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Will the U.S. Really Start Hemorrhaging One Million Jobs Per Month in 2009?   

Will the U.S. Really Start Hemorrhaging One Million Jobs Per Month in 2009?

We may be headed for Depression era soup lines at warp speed. Read more »

Burn the Bailout Money, It'd Be More Useful on Fire  

Burn the Bailout Money, It'd Be More Useful on Fire

Say, how's the bailout going? Read more »

Why the Right Will Oppose Getting Us Out of Recession  

Why the Right Will Oppose Getting Us Out of Recession

People that have money would prefer that they remain on top, and will oppose attempts to restart spending from a broad base. Read more »

Bush Signs Executive Order Barring Union Rights  

Bush Signs Executive Order Barring Union Rights

The order denies collective bargaining rights to about 8,600 federal employees who work in agencies responsible for national security. Read more »

 

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