Monday, March 1, 2021

Tag: capitalism

Can we have a fair society under capitalism?

Even though capitalism could work, the wealthy won’t compromise enough to make it work.

Bezos, McConnell, and Covid capitalism

The heinous resurgence of COVID makes clear that corporations need more – not fewer – incentives to protect their workers from the virus.

What point in growth?

It seems to me, too, that making the spreading of wealth the goal of society, along with working to making less population another goal, would result in greater happiness for all of us.

‘What stage of capitalism is this?’ Hedge fund $3 billion richer...

With over 100,000 people displaced by wildfires raging across California, Baupost Group collected more than $3 billion in July after betting on insurance claims against embattled utility company PG&E.

When bosses shared the profits

Sharing the profits with all workers is a logical and necessary first step to making capitalism work for the many, not the few.

Police violence and racism have always been tools of capitalism

When the historical and current practices of police are examined, it is evident police have been designed to uphold the status quo including racial injustice and class inequality.

Noam Chomsky on Trump’s disastrous coronavirus response, WHO, China, Gaza and...

"This is the most crucial election in human history, literally. Another four years of Trump, and we’re in deep trouble."

We won’t go back to normal, because normal was the problem

When a global pandemic strikes, the private-sector austerity model simply falls apart.

The coronavirus outbreak has shown that capitalism is failing

If there’s ever been a time to radically change our social service policies, this is it.

‘Absolutely remarkable’: Poll shows democratic voters in Texas and California view...

“Did not see those Texas numbers on socialism coming,” tweeted HillTV’s Krystal Ball.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."