Jerry Brown shreds California safety net

February 2012

Gov. Brown’s 2012 budget includes cutting welfare services again, eliminating Healthy Families which serves 900,000 children, and more reductions of Medi-Cal, childcare and home health aid. “This is the best… Read more »

Europe: hot zone of the economic crisis

April 2012

The word austere comes from the Greek austeros, meaning “bitter” or “harsh,” originally referring to wine that “makes the tongue dry.” The economic austerity that Greek workers, youth, and pensioners… Read more »