Friday, February 23, 2024

Tag: finances

19 things we learned about money in politics in 2019

The year in campaign finance had highs and lows (mostly lows).

Monetary policy takes center stage: MMT, QE or public banks?

A network of public banks including a central bank operated as a public utility could similarly fund a U.S. Green New Deal – without raising taxes, driving up the federal debt, or inflating prices.

Energy Transfer, banks lost billions by ignoring early Dakota Access Pipeline...

“Unfortunately, the companies and financiers behind DAPL presumed that compliance with national laws was sufficient for the project to move forward on Sioux territory rather than abiding by international human rights standards.”

Social Security helped slash elderly poverty to 9.2 percent in the...

So if Americans agree that our elders should never again return to having to age in poverty, there are several ways we can shore up the Social Security system.

Debt Buyers Bury Hard-Hit Consumers in Lies

Millions of Americans have been hit hard and now find themselves swimming in consumer debt. A new scam has 1 in 7 struggling adults in the U.S. under pursuit by debt collectors. These predator corporations are ending any hope of recovery.

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UN aid convoy attacked by Israeli Navy in Gaza, jeopardizing humanitarian efforts

This incident not only disrupts the flow of crucial aid, but also casts a long shadow over the ethical obligations and legal frameworks governing conflict zones.

Biden administration’s EV policy shift: A step back for climate action

This potential policy shift, seen as a nod to automakers and labor unions, is stirring controversy amid the escalating climate crisis, marked by last year's record-breaking global temperatures.

Record-breaking 459,000 workers strike in 2023: US labor movement hits 23-year high

the nation saw 33 major work stoppages initiated last year, the highest count since the year 2000, which recorded 39 stoppages.

A new chapter in Wisconsin politics: Ending gerrymandering

The gerrymandered districts had long been a point of contention, with numerous legal experts deeming Wisconsin one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation.

After two years of war in Ukraine, it’s time for peace

The two years of war in Ukraine that have resulted from the U.S. decision to block the neutrality agreement negotiated between Russia and Ukraine in March 2022 in favor of a long war with Russia.