Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tag: economy

How Tacky Can the Golden Arches Get?

McDonald's new ad campaign is designed to link the corporate brand to the healing power of love. Is this McDonald's newest idea to help reverse declining sales: more "Lovin?" Just ask protesting workers about the "love" they're getting from McDonald's.

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.

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.

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.

Are Private Schools Better than Public?

Our public school system may be the best in the world. However, poverty, coupled with the fact that the people in charge are ignoring facts and turning instead to the corporate profit-seekers, is debilitating to the system.

Congress Starts the New Year Off by Kicking the Disabled

The new Congress decided that its first order of business was to go after the disabled. Republican Congress is holding disabled workers hostage in order to extract concessions on these programs.

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a Pending Disaster

The TPP is a Trojan horse in a global race to the bottom, giving big corporations and Wall Street banks a way to eliminate laws that get in the way of their profits. The TPP is the wrong remedy to the wrong problem.

College Bowl Games Become Corporate Money Games

College football bowl games are just another piece of our culture that's been purchased for the enrichment of corporate interests. Where did team spirit go?

Why Egypt’s Threat to Arrest Amal Clooney Will Hurt Its Economy

Amal Clooney was threatened with jail by Egyptian authorities if she released information about the Egyptian judiciary. Now that she is married to George Clooney, can she blow the whistle on the thugs?

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Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas

Shell’s oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

Supply-chain woes

The “graveyard shift” in a pandemic world...

Biden administration is cracking down on corporate recidivists

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to fight corporate crime, which is particularly bad news for repeat offenders.

Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms

Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

Number of Covid boosters given in US exceeds single shots in 8 African nations...

“Our leaders’ failure to help bring the vaccines to everyone, everywhere will keep us on a cruel and never-ending cycle of illness, death, and economic suffering.”