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By Susie Madrak
If only politicians would stop blathering about the middle class and do something for those who are now poorer than ever. If only people could get full-time jobs. Feel all that freedom trickling down:
The economic "recovery" just keeps getting worse for the average worker: U.S. employers squeezed their employees even harder than usual in the first quarter, leading to the biggest drop in hourly pay on record.
Hourly pay for nonfarm workers fell at a 3.8 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday. This was the biggest quarterly decline since the BLS started keeping track in 1947. Some of the drop was payback for a 9.9 percent surge in hourly pay in the fourth quarter of 2012, as employers shoveled money out the door to avoid tax changes they expected to take place in 2013.
But there have been plenty of such quarterly pay increases in the past. Many were even bigger. Some went on for several quarters at a time. And never has there been such a steep pay drop in response as there was in the first quarter of this year.
Smoothing out the quarterly ups and downs doesn't make the picture look any better. Hourly worker pay rose just 1.9 percent in 2012, a pitiful increase that barely kept up with the 1.8 percent gain in the consumer price index. That was the third-weakest annual increase in hourly pay since 1947, topping only the 1.4 percent gain in 2009 and a 1.8-percent gain in 1994.
Two recent articles I found were very interesting and call out the fallacy that "the Super Rich (1%) are the job creators".
Bryce Covert writes that "Entrepreneur and self-described one percenter Nick Hanauer warned Congress that rich people like him aren’t the engines of the economy. In a testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, he explained why, in fact, middle-class workers are the economy’s real job creators:
In the same way that it’s a fact that the sun, not earth is the center of the solar system, it’s also a fact that the middle class, not rich business people like me are the center of America’s economy. […]
As an entrepreneur and investor, I have started or helped start, dozens of businesses and initially hired lots of people. But if no one could have afforded to buy what we had to sell, my businesses would all would have failed and all those jobs would have evaporated.
He described what he calls a “virtuous cycle” in which middle class consumers have money to buy goods, which increases demand and therefore hiring. The rich, on the other hand, don’t fuel the economy with their consumption in the same way. “I earn 1,000 times the median wage, but I do not buy 1,000 times as much stuff,” he noted." (read more)
On the other hand, inspite of record corporate profits and sky high CEO compensations (which only recently are seeing a downswing), as per a New America Foundation report, minimum wage has changed little in the last 50 years. Come on, 50 years and the majority are still making what they did a half century ago? Prices for everything are changing as they are keeping pace with the changing times, then how come we dont have a "Living Wage"? Shouldn't the minimum wage keep pace with the changing times?
From "The New America Foundation".
Debate over income inequality continues in the U.S. and despite the Occupy movement’s loss of the spotlight and much of it focuses on what CEOs are paid. While it is true that the middle class incomes have stagnated, and many CEO's earn lavish salaries and bonuses, it is interesting to note that CEO's average compensations is actually falling especially because shareholders and company boards are increasingly tying the company’s performance to the chief executive’s pay.
Find out in the below infographic how much the top CEO’s get paid and the current CEO pay trends.
The tricky task of balancing work and personal life is an art form for most small-business owners. Feeling pulled in every direction? Learn some ways to achieve balance in your life.
Yes, business owners, small or big should be concerned with data breaches. In today's digital world, where almost all the business is being conducted with the help of computers, loss of data can bring your business to a standstill. It can also lead to loss of intellectual capital or competitive advantage over others.
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Successful entrepreneurs may be a rarity, but most successful entrepreneurs do share a few common characteristics with each other. If you’re worried that you don’t have all of these on the list yourself, that’s OK, many, if not all can be learned as you grow as a business person.
So you want to be a successful entrepreneur? Review the Successful Entrepreneurs infographic below and be on your way to your creating your own fortune.
Small businesses play an essential part in powering our economy, but only if they can achieve success. Below are a list of common mistakes made by Small Business owners – do any of them look familiar to you?
Review the below infographic below to learn more on how to prevent the most common mistakes for small businesses that lead to failure. Help your business achieve the success that it deserves.
"DO NOT WAIT: the time will never be "just right".
START WHERE YOU STAND & work WHATEVER TOOLS you may have at your command and better TOOLS WILL BE FOUND as you go along."