Monday, March 25, 2019

Tag: U.S. Economy

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.

Why economics must get broader before it gets better

Without significant adjustments, mainstream economics will remain two steps behind changing realities on the ground, and economists will be risking a further loss of credibility and influence.

How to reinvent a rural economy $100 at a time

An old North Carolina mill town turns small individual investments into bigger returns.

Survival of the richest

Real people in the real world, those not at the top, have experienced a decade of ever greater instability, while the inequality gap of this beyond-gilded age is sure to shape a truly messy world ahead.

More than 200 House Democrats introduce bill to expand Social Security

The Secure 2100 Act would protect and expand Social Security benefits to ensure no one retires in poverty.

Universal basic income is easier than it looks

The Federal Reserve alone could do the job.

Spreading wealth to maintain consumption

What will happen if robots, AI, and automation displace a huge percentage of workers. How will there be enough consumers to buy all the goods and services produced if there is a big drop in earnings?

By the best definition, the poverty rate should be tripled

But poverty deniers won't look deeper, because they don't want to admit that anyone willing to work could be suffering in the richest country in the world.

Upcoming opportunities for the movement

There will be important opportunities in the next few years to advance the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace.

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Monsanto loses millions of dollars after Indian farmers switch to indigenous seeds

Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior. So why are so many people trying to switch?

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Indiana teachers shot with pellets during school shooting drills ‘without warning’

They shot all of us across our backs. I was hit four times. It hurt so bad."

As if it couldn’t get worse, Trump budget would cut all funding for arts,...

The White House says the cuts are part of the elimination of "wasteful or unnecessary spending."

ACLU calls for investigation into police detaining ex-Marine moving into his home

After a police officer held a Marine veteran at gunpoint and handcuffed him while moving into his own house, the Kansas chapter...

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