Alternet.org has an interesting article counting down their Top 10 Economic Stories of 2007.
We live in a new Gilded Age, one in which the wealthy are doing amazingly well -- really well -- while the vast majority of Americans try to cover spiraling costs with stagnant wages and struggle to stay afloat. This year, AlterNet writers analyzed the shifts in the American economy during (and before) the Bush years, held corporations accountable for the kinds of outrages the commercial media rarely touch and even found a few bright spots within the gloom.
The list covers everything from the corporate-driven fallacy of painless motherhood to the disintegration of the middle-class in America. There are links to fuller articles for each item on the list. It's an informative read.