There are two things sports fans love to hate, and the first is the epidemic of selfishness and greed: ball-hogging superstars who care only about their stats and their paychecks, teams that don’t play defense and don’t play like teams, owners with no commitment to winning and no sense of loyalty. Fortunately, the National Basketball Association has a team that defies those stereotypes.
Before I started writing this column on why paychecks are likely to keep shrinking even if unemployment starts to inch down, I consulted Google to see if the term Marxism was trending upward. It was and has been ever since the end of December, the conclusion of a year in which workers’ share of the U.S
At Winthrop hospital on New York’s Long Island, the signs are everywhere. They’re posted at every nurses’ station, papered above the security panels against which employees swipe their ID cards and even attached to paychecks.
President Obama held his second prime-time news conference Tuesday. Before taking questions, he gave a brief speech