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Who Rules America?

Who Rules America?
by G. William Domhoff Welcome to, a site about how power is distributed and wielded in the United States. It both builds upon and greatly supplements the book Who Rules America?, now in its 7th edition. Among the many things you'll find here: supplementary information and updates for readers of WRA; an overview of the American power structure at the national level and an in-depth look at power at the local level; a look at the wealth and income distribution in the U.S.; and an overview of the Four Networks theory of power, which provides the best general theory of power and social change within which to situate the class-domination theory we've developed specifically for the United States. There's a special section (including photos and first-hand accounts) about a unique elite social club that's been holding its annual California summer retreat for well over a century: The Bohemian Club & The Bohemian Grove. Questions and Answers Q: So, who does rule America?

Marx & Engels’ Collected Works . The following is a petition that recently appeared over at, imploring the book publisher Lawrence & Wishart [L&W] to withdraw its demand that the Marxist Internet Archive [MIA] take down its transcriptions of Marx & Engels ‘Collected Works [MECW]. Like most of the petitions begun on that website, it will almost surely prove ineffectual. Nevertheless, it’s now reposted here for largely symbolic reasons. I will say in passing, however, that I on’t begrudge L&W the decision to invoke copyright on the MECW, at least not any more than I begrudge any book company to do so. However, all things told, it’s pretty pointless to try and enforce this and will doubtless inspire a backlash. Petition to allow Marx & Engels’ Collected Works to remain in the public domain . MIA [Marxist Internet Archive] has made these works available for free on the web to an even wider public, and they have now become an essential tool for thousands of Marxist scholars and activists around the world. .

THEORIES OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THEIR CURRENT DEVELOPMENT IN SOVIET SOCIETY Sergey Mamay Part 1. Theories of social movements Theories of social movements are closely connected with the general problems of society's development. The question of classification of the theories of social movements is complicated, as there are many points of view on this question. 1. Let us first consider briefly the characteristic of these four approaches. `Collective behaviour' accounts are still recognised as an orthodoxy in studies of social movements. general structural conduciveness 2 generalised belief 3 structural strain 4 precipitating factors 5 mobilisation of participants 6 mechanisms of social control. In general, according to the collective behaviour approach, social movements are the symptom and manifestation of a sick society. `Mass society accounts' and `mass deprivation' accounts are close to the approach of `collective behaviour' but there are some differences. The second main approach to the problems of social movements is the `resource mobilisation' approach.

ALEC Exposed Progressive Policies Win at the Ballot Box Ballot measures across the country passed on November 8th highlighting the fact that progressive values still resonate with the U.S. electorate. Gains were made even in the face of industry deception and big dollar ad campaigns. In a victory for climate activists and solar energy, Floridians voted down Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment which would have made it hard for people with solar panels to sell energy back to the grid. Read the rest of this item here. Kochs Battle Dark Money Disclosure in South Dakota The Koch network mobilized in South Dakota to defeat the "South Dakota Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act," a state-wide initiative on the ballot November 8. The anti-corruption measure, Initiated Measure 22 or IM-22, was launched by a bipartisan group called the South Dakotans for Integrity and put on the ballot with signatures from over 20,000 state residents.

IMF Foreign Assistance Data Skip to main content. You are here: U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants > Foreign Assistance Data Foreign Assistance Data Privacy Statement The Trend Toward Part-Time Employment Let's take a close look at Friday's employment report numbers on Full and Part-Time Employment. Buried near the bottom of Table A-9 of the government's Employment Situation Summary are the numbers for Full- and Part-Time Workers, with 35-or-more hours as the arbitrary divide between the two categories. The Labor Department has been collecting this since 1968, a time when only 13.5% of US employees were part-timers. That number peaked at 20.1% in January 2010. The latest data point, over four years later, is only modestly lower at 18.9%, up from 18.8% last month, which was the interim low. Here is a visualization of the trend in the 21st century, with the percentage of full-time employed on the left axis and the part-time employed on the right. The Impact of the Great Recession Here is a closer look since 2007. The two charts above are seasonally adjusted and include the entire workforce, which the CPS defines as age 16 and over. The Core Workforce: Ages 25-54

How Gov't Measures Unemployment How the Government Measures Unemployment (PDF) Why does the Government collect statistics on the unemployed? When workers are unemployed, they, their families, and the country as a whole lose. Workers and their families lose wages, and the country loses the goods or services that could have been produced. In addition, the purchasing power of these workers is lost, which can lead to unemployment for yet other workers. To know about unemployment—the extent and nature of the problem—requires information. Where do the statistics come from? Early each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Some people think that to get these figures on unemployment, the Government uses the number of persons filing claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits under State or Federal Government programs. Other people think that the Government counts every unemployed person each month. There are about 60,000 households in the sample for this survey. People with jobs are employed.

Major work stoppages ,1947-2011 Table 1. U6 Unemployment Rate The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures employment and unemployment (of those over 16 years of age) using two different labor force surveys conducted by the United States Census Bureau (within the United States Department of Commerce) and/or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (within the United States Department of Labor) that gather employment statistics monthly. The Current Population Survey (CPS), or "Household Survey", conducts a survey based on a sample of 60,000 households. This Survey measures the unemployment rate based on the ILO definition. U1 : Percentage of labor force unemployed 15 weeks or longer. Below is the overview of these six measures. This is the proportion of the civilian labor force that has been unemployed for 15 weeks or longer. This is the proportion of the civilian labor force that is classified as job losers (workers who have been involuntarily fired or laid off from their jobs) and people who have completed temporary jobs. Who is counted as unemployed?