Sunday, June 16, 2024

Tag: economics

Ecology and economics

The human economy is a part of the global environment, rather than the reverse.

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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The Medicare Advantage Paradox: How private insurers cost taxpayers billions

Recent studies and reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reveal that MA overpayments have significantly burdened taxpayers.

Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Navigating the energy transition: Renewables abound, but grid challenges loom

Renewable energy doesn’t matter if we can’t distribute it.