210 results for author: Phil Anderson
In Wisconsin it is obvious that on the issue of redistricting and gerrymandering the Republican controlled legislature couldn't care less about public opinion.
Northern Wisconsin was once covered with extensive old growth forests.
Everywhere we go we see the scars of logging in our county and state forests.
Economics is not an exact science. The economy, and the way we carve up the economic pie, is a political and social process. It is not set in stone and can be improved.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.6 million workers – or 1.9% of all hourly wage, non-self-employed workers – earned wages at or below the federal minimum wage in 2019.
During my working life, the only “good” jobs I have had were union represented.
The rural economy includes tourism, services, small manufacturing, forestry, government and many retired people.
Humans have engaged in economic activity for many thousands of years. Even hunting and gathering groups engaged in barter and trade.
“A society’s fate lies in its own hands and depends substantially on its own choices.” —Jared Diamond, in Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed “We have a responsibility to develop sustainable environmental policies that ensure our precious natural resources will be around for future generations. Businesses, homeowners, and municipalities all rely on groundwater resources to thrive in daily life.” —Wisconsin Representative Cory Mason Water is life. This is not a radical, liberal, or whacko environmentalist notion. It is not a partisan issue. It is a simple fact. So why do Republicans in Wisconsin oppose efforts to ...