Sunday, January 29, 2023

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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The one thing that would make elections better for everyone 

Ranked choice voting makes elections less painful, less expensive, and can help make our government more inclusive and responsive to what people actually want.

US follows Germany’s lead to send battle tanks to Ukraine

The U.S. agreed to send 31 tanks, and Germany agreed to 14.

What can the United States bring to the peace table for Ukraine?

The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.

Simply PFAS: Lawsuit claims ‘all natural’ orange juice brand contains toxic forever chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.

Why union workers are a first line of defense to protect Social Security

Is the Republican plan to move the goalposts on those already paying into Social Security going to force younger Americans to work themselves into the grave?