Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tag: economics

The 7 biggest failures of Tumponomics

Trumponomics has exploded the deficit, hurt ordinary Americans, and lined the pockets of the wealthy and corporations.

The next crash

Trump and his Republican enablers are now reversing regulations put in place to stop Wall Street’s excessively risky lending. That imbalance is back.

The financial hardships of Trump’s friends

Trumponomics is a thin veneer of an excuse for giving America’s rich – already richer than ever – whatever they want, while sticking it to everyone else.

Why we need rise-up economics, not trickle-down

The only real way to build the economy is through “rise-up” economics: Investments in our people.

160 Americans now control $2 trillion of wealth

These 160 Americans had a combined net worth of $1.7 trillion. In the last year, they have increased their net worth by $312 billion.

17 ways the Trump administration assaulted the environment over the holidays

New rules could affect everything from clean power to migratory birds, and they’re just a hint of what’s yet to come.

The truth about Trumponomics

Economic nationalism is no substitute for building the competitiveness of American workers.

Toxic Politics Versus Better Economics

One hopes that enlightened political leadership takes the reins in time to make the needed mid-course corrections voluntarily, before unambiguous signs of economic and financial crisis force policymakers to scramble to minimize the damage.

The ‘iEverything’ and the Redistributional Imperative

The newest business model using new technologies isn't just labor-replacing, it's knowledge-replacing. As the ratio of producers to customers continues to plummet, the profits go to an ever-smaller circle of executives and owner-investors.

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Bureau of Land Mg’t gives Big Oil permits to drill Chaco Canyon, ignores courts

This ancestral Indigenous land is now a checkerboard of state, federal, private, and Indigenous land.

‘Plasticrust’: A new form of pollution is forming on this Portuguese island

This type of pollution incorporates itself right into the rocky shoreline of the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Victory in Illinois: Coal plant found guilty of polluting groundwater with coal ash

“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake Michigan lakefront.”

Donald Trump is America’s shadow

So we need to celebrate the heroes of freedom and decency.

Former police officer sentenced to prison for excessive force and obstruction

“Officers aren’t only expected to enforce the law in their communities, they are expected to follow it themselves.”