Rich people explaining why wages aren't rising

An interesting story in The Asheville Citizen-Times about why wages in the NC Mountains aren't increasing.

The main quotes come from the chief economist at an Asheville consulting company, the chief economist at an Asheville wealth management advising firm, and the CFO of a local development firm. Basically, they say that the goods and services that mountain workers produce just aren't very valuable.

Fast Track & Trans Pacific Partnership: Rigged Rules and Sucker Politics

The NC Democratic party is losing the political game, yet some top Democrats would rather be seen as “business friendly” than guard the party's voter base.

Does it matter that a wealthy minority in the US already own most of the political landscape to the exclusion of ordinary citizens, and deepening their pockets only creates more Koch Brothers?

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