Economic Crisis

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Charleston (WV) Gazette op-ed: Rick Wilson: W.Va. made smart changes on unemployment

The AFSC"s Rick Wilson writes:

We're used to hearing bad economic statistics about West Virginia and bad comparisons to other states, but when it comes to unemployment insurance, we're actually ahead of the pack.

By Sept. 2010, 32 states had to borrow money from the federal government to the tune of almost $40 billion when their unemployment insurance systems went bust. West Virginia is one of the few, and the only one among surrounding states, to avoid that fate so far.

America in Decline: Paths to 21st Century Security & Prosperity - Joseph Gerson's Watertown UU Sermon

Joseph Gerson was invited to deliver the Sermon at the Watertown Unitarian Church, October 17. His talk touched on tragic similarities between German and U.S. militarism. He explained that many of the sources of the "American Century" caried with them the seeds of U.S. 21st century decline. He reviewed the economic, military, cultural, spiritual, intellectual and political dimensions of U.S. decline and points to Common Security (domestic and international) poliicies that can provide greater security and prosperity in the 21st century.

Cleveland.com: Let public funds be sole influence

The AFSC's Greg Coleridge urges public financing of elections in this letter to the editor.

Ohio.com: Six issues set for fall ballot

Akron voters will be asked to decide proposed amendments to charter, including limits on campaign gifts, referendum signature requirements. AFSC's Greg Coleridge weighs in. 

AFSC works with people to understand and respond to the global economic crisis.

AFSC works with people to understand and respond to the global economic crisis.  The econoomic crisis work focuses on three areas:

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