Monday, May 17, 2021

Tag: economy

The American Rescue Plan is for real

“People are hurting enough already. They don’t need more worries about the future.”

Why the US manufacturing renaissance is essential for its survival

After decades of decline, the nation now seems “on the brink” of understanding that it’s let far too much manufacturing capacity slip away.

Building or unbuilding America?

Should infrastructure be the great economic equalizer?

How Bidenomics unites America

Bidenomics: Give cash to the bottom two-thirds and their purchasing power will drive growth for everyone.

When public officials get rented out by corporate power, the people...

Such deep betrayals of public trust should not be rewarded with plum executive branch jobs.

Omar leads bill to cancel rent and mortgage payments during pandemic

"To avoid an even larger crisis, we must cancel rent and mortgage payments during this pandemic."

Damming rivers is terrible for human rights, ecosystems and food security

Despite industry rhetoric, hydropower is high-cost and high-risk. There are better options for a post-pandemic recovery and a renewable energy future.

Pandemic may have left over 250 million people with acute food...

As Black and Latinx families experience disproportionate food insecurity, experts warn of famine in dozens of countries.

Why America needs new infrastructure to survive

Without a bold rebuilding campaign, Americans will continue to risk their well-being and livelihoods as the nation collapses around them.

How this country fails its most vulnerable

A field guide to our threadbare social safety net...

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Finally, Trumpers build their loyalty test ‘border wall’—only to keep out desperately needed voters

The party’s “rigged” addiction to sabotaging a legitimate election is itself “stealing” away its own leverage.

A Victorian logging company just won a controversial court appeal. Here’s what it means...

The ruling means logging is set to resume, despite the threats it poses to wildlife.
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Video shows mentally ill man’s death in sheriff’s custody

“I don’t want any violence in my city. I want us to view this tape and I want us to learn what we don’t want happening here.”

100,000 march in London to support Palestinian resistance

The protest follows Israeli settlers attempted eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, east Jerusalem, cops’ attacks on Al Aqsa mosque and airstrikes on Gaza.

New HSBC-backed coal plants will contribute to 19,000 deaths annually, new study estimates

Researchers said the total health impacts of the plants could amount to $6.2 billion a year.