Sunday, September 26, 2021

The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

Republican policies have nudged it toward big gains at the top and stagnation for everyone else. When will the leading Republican hopefuls recognize the economy has to work for everyone and not just a few?

Americide

The most egregious example of "Americide" is our country's treatment of African-Americans. It's exhibited in the many profitable corporations—manufacturers, banks, insurance, railroad—that had their roots in slavery.

The Other Charlies

In the wake of the violence in France, people from around the world expressed solidarity with the victims, and with the people of France. Although the world leaders posed for a photo op to show they were there, it was the people who led the day.

Cannabis Americas Common Sense Crops

Thirty-two states have legalized medical marijuana in some form or another. With the help of some reform-minded activists and the general public, are our politicians starting to come to their senses on cannabis?

Charlie Hebdo Team Regrets Not Parading Caricatures of Hypocritical World Leaders at Paris Rally

Many of the world leaders in the rally would have jailed the Charlie Hebdo staff if they had been operating in those countries. So here are a few Charlie Hebdo caricatures just for the politicians in attendance, for many of whom the victims had only contempt.

France’s 9-11 Moment and a World in Peril

The attack on Charlie Hebdo and France's new-found resolve to wage war on radical Islam puts Europe front and center in the war on terror. Potentially, is this Europe's 9-11?

Why Wages Won’t Rise

The key strategy of the nation’s large corporations and financial sector has been to prevent wages from rising. And if you didn't already notice, corporations and Wall Street are calling the shots.

Who Polices the Pay Police?

Corporations have added a new level of “pay police” to oversee the platinum paychecks of top bosses. But even when the board runs this process, the chief’s pay keeps going up, up and away.

Journalist Launches Online Archive to Document Diversity of Rural India

While Sainath is known for his forceful critiques of people in power and the inequality built into contemporary economics and politics, he aims to show the dignity of ordinary people in the face of injustice in "People’s Archive of Rural India."

Idea for Tackling Inequality Number 27,653: Stop Subsidizing It

Washington assumes that inequality is something that happened. By contrast, the more obvious story is that inequality is something that was done through policies that redistributed income upward.