Monday, April 6, 2020

Tag: U.S. Economy

Public health first

The richest nation in the world surely has enough resources to keep its people safe at home for as long as it takes.

With bills due April 1, more than 400,000 demand Congress freeze...

Calls for a nationwide rent moratorium have surged in recent days as the economic fallout from the coronavirus shows no sign of abating.

No, I will not die for this damned economy

Merriam-Webster defines "damned" as "to bring ruin on," or "to condemn to a punishment or fate."

The 7 biggest failures of Tumponomics

Trumponomics has exploded the deficit, hurt ordinary Americans, and lined the pockets of the wealthy and corporations.

Trump escalates economic attack on Cuba, banning Americans from educational, cultural...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed the ban is in retaliation for Cuba “providing a communist foothold in the region and propping up U.S. adversaries in places like Venezuela and Nicaragua.”

The gig is up

Gig work is making capitalism harsher.

Why we must legalize marijuana

Legalizing, taxing, and regulating is good for the economy and creates jobs.

Everything you need to know about the new economy

If between 1979 and 2018, the American economy almost tripled in size, so where did the gains go? Most went to the top.

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.

Why free trade is bad for you (or most of you...

Free trade is simply a euphemism for the corporate capture of international trade.

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Why is Monsanto losing lawsuits over roundup?

Agrochemical corporation Monsanto created Roundup in the 1970s to help farmers more effectively kill the weeds that harmed their crops. Today, Roundup...

‘Nightmare scenario that everyone predicted’: As millions struggle to meet basic needs, Trump organization...

“I’d be interested in knowing what help Trump and Jared are extending to their tenants as they ask for help themselves.”

Early data shows African Americans have contracted and died of coronavirus at an alarming...

“When COVID-19 passes and we see the losses … it will be deeply tied to the story of post-World War II policies that left communities marginalized.”

Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

Is the DNC cheating? Again?

The DNC’s candidate always gains in the counting. And that is highly suspicious.