The underground economy more than doubled between 1970 and 2000, and spiked following the 2008 recession. It is characterized by significant lower wages than the formal economy.
As Republican women's clubs plan to celebrate the 95th anniversary of women's right to vote, voting rights continue to be under serious assault.
Michael Winship is senior writer of the new weekly public affairs program, "Moyers & Company," airing on public television. Check local air times or comment at www.BillMoyers.com.