Interesting Things Around the Internet

  • What does the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act mean for you?
  • What is Timothy Geithner’s record as Treasury Secretary?
  • Robert Pollin in The Nation:

    Here is what we need: a commitment from the Obama administration to create 18 million new jobs over the remaining three years of the presidential term. That would mean an average increase of about 500,000 jobs per month, or a bit more than 4 percent growth in job creation over the next three years. This can be done by combining two broad types of initiatives: measures to buttress the economy’s floor and thereby prevent another 2008-type collapse, and measures to inject job-generating investments into the economy. If such initiatives are successful, the official unemployment rate will stand at around 4 percent when Obama runs for re-election in November 2012.

  • The public option remains more popular than the Senate health care reform plan in several key states.
  • This is fantastic, and hopefully will be quickly imitated by many other counties, cities, and states:

    Miami-Dade County became the first U.S. county to outlaw wage theft last week. The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to give workers a voice when they are unpaid or underpaid.
    Under the new law, if an employer is holding back tips, paying less than minimum wage, bouncing paychecks, the county can step in and help workers get back pay.