the Great Recession

Bill Knight – January 16
10:57 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Low Wages Stalling Economic Recovery

Bill Knight

Differences on Capitol Hill have made recovery from the Great Recession difficult. Differences in interpreting what’s good and what’s bad in what’s happening with the economy have made recovery efforts worse.

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Settlement with Bank
10:29 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Money Coming in for Illinois Pensions

Credit Rich Egger

Illinois' pension funds will be getting $100 million in restitution from J.P. Morgan Chase.

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Bill Knight - April 5
11:46 am
Wed April 4, 2012

An Economy That Helps All

Bill Knight

 Recording artist Bruce Springsteen talks about his new album, “Wrecking Ball,” in a conversation with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, describing the record as featuring characters who are regular people who “just want a job.” In cuts such as “Jack of All Trades” and “Death to My Hometown,” Springsteen’s newest record depicts the country at odds with itself.

 “The banker man grows fat,” he sings, “Working man grows thin.”

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White Paper on Poverty
11:26 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Bill Knight - January 26

Bill Knight

 A large and growing number of Americans are poor or at risk of becoming poor as a consequence of the Great Recession, and many will struggle during a recovery, according to a white paper released last week by the national broadcaster whose appearance last week at the 20th annual Martin Luther King luncheon in Peoria was cancelled after some people complained that he’d criticized President Obama.

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