Blue Shield of California plans huge rate increases

January 7, 2011
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
Blue Shield of California plans huge rate increases

By Eric W. Dolan Thursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:12 pm Health insurance costs for hundreds of thousands of individual policy holders with Blue Shield of California could go up as much 59 percent this year, according to the Los Angeles Times. The California health insurer has announced it is seeking to...Read more »

3 Reasons Right-Wing Lies About Joblessness Stick

December 28, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

Truthdig/ by David Sirota Why do people keep insisting that unemployment has nothing to do with structural economic forces or rigged public policies and everything to do with individual motivation? December 17, 2010  |   During the recent fight over extending unemployment benefits, conservatives trotted out the shibboleth that says the program fosters sloth. Sen. Judd...Read more »

America in Decline: Why Germans Think We’re Insane

December 28, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
America in Decline: Why Germans Think We’re Insane

December 26, 2010  |   As an American expat living in the European Union, I’ve started to see America from a different perspective. The European Union has a larger economy and more people than America does. Though it spends less — right around 9 percent of GNP on medical, whereas we in the U.S. spend close...Read more »

The 10 Greediest People of the Year

December 24, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares
The 10 Greediest People of the Year

By Sam Pizzigati They came, they saw, they took it all. Welcome to the world where thieves have no honor, and those who hone their talents hammering the rest of us are lavishly rewarded. December 20, 2010 | // Hard times can be good times — for the aggressively avaricious. Where others see pain, they...Read more »

Sustainable Economies Law Center

December 23, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

Sustainable Economies Law Center Janelle Orsi of SELC sent me a 9 minute video that sums up what her organization does. SELC is a great tool for building a new economy to replace what is now (thankfully) collapsing. Check it out! Read more »

Equal Pay for Equal Work Should Apply to Web Writers

December 22, 2010
Posted By Kéllia Ramares

By Kéllia Ramares Recently, a friend forwarded to me an article from AlterNet.org. It was a reprint from another progressive site. I went to the latter site to look up their writer’s guidelines because I was thinking of writing an article in response to the one my friend sent me. This publication has print and...Read more »

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