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Monday, July 15, 2013

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedcom Quotations Of The Week 1008-1010

As the Economic Policy Institute points out, we would need more than five years of job growth at this rate to get back to the level of unemployment that prevailed before the Great Recession. Full recovery still looks a very long way off. And I’m beginning to worry that it may never happen.
Investment in equipment and software is already well above pre-recession levels, basically because technology marches on....
Defining Prosperity Down

New York Times
Published: July 7, 2013

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 Researchers find that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions.

Mayo Clinic researchers report that antibiotics, antidepressants and painkiller opioids are the most common prescriptions given to Americans. Twenty percent of U.S. patients were also found to be on five or more prescription medications.
According to the CDC, the percent of persons using at least one prescription drug in the past month increased nearly 50 percent between 2007 and 2010.
Study:70 Percent Of Americans On Prescription Drugs

June 19, 2013
CBS Atlanta
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 The fact of the matter is that the past four years of high unemployment numbers represent the worst economy the country has suffered in 70 years, and young adults are shouldering a hefty part of the burden.
Many graduates find that when they do get a job, there’s no real opportunity for advancement. They're stuck on a treadmill.
AlterNet / By Lynn Stuart Parramore


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