Friday, September 24, 2021

Tag: U.S. Economy

So it goes

When it comes to war, Americans remain willfully and incorrigibly ignorant. We have paid dearly for that ignorance and will likely pay even more in the years ahead.

Why so much wealth at the top threatens the US economy

Until the structural imbalance is remedied, the American economy will remain perilously fragile.

How the American jobs plan would deliver one of life’s basic...

Upgrading water infrastructure would make Americans healthier while delivering a major boost to the economy.

Jobs report coverage lacked context, worker perspective

Workers might be in a better position to push wages up if employers are forced to compete with both the fear of the pandemic and increased unemployment payments.

The end of trickle-down economics

Percolate-up economics works. Trickle-down does not.

Washington’s delusion of endless world dominion

China and the U.S. struggle over Eurasia, the epicenter of world power.

Four numbers that show America’s disdain for its most vulnerable people

Now, with a quarter of the population facing economic collapse, the need for a guaranteed income is magnified to a level last seen in the Great Depression.

The real reason Trump wants to reopen the economy

Internal polls show him losing in November unless the economy comes roaring back.

Learning all the wrong lessons from the 2008 financial crisis

NYT should not fixate on debt as governments respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

The never ending cycle of nuclear insanity

Please repeat after me: No excuses. No compromise. No fear.