Monday, January 24, 2022

Tag: U.S. Economy

Manchin under fire for blowing potential $60 billion hole in US...

The death of Democrats' $1.75 trillion reconciliation measure could deprive the U.S. economy of $60 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) over the next three quarters, hampering the nation's fragile recovery.

Psst: You want to know what’s really driving inflation? (Not what...

The underlying problem is not inflation. It’s lack of competition. Corporations are using the excuse of inflation to raise prices and make fatter profits.

Don’t believe corporate America’s ‘labor shortage’ bullshit. This is an unofficial...

What’s really happening is more accurately described as a living-wage shortage, a hazard pay shortage, a childcare shortage, a paid sick leave shortage, and a health care shortage.

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.

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Want true, wrenching, life-altering ‘grievances?’ Don’t look to right-wing base complaints

What social, ethnic, class or work group doesn’t have far more cause to feel disrespected, mistreated or exploited than Trump whiners?

Legislators urge Biden to overhaul drone program

Fifty legislators recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting him to overhaul U.S. counterterrorism policy to center human rights and the protection of civilians.

Biden’s dangerous refusal to reverse Trump’s Western Sahara policy

The answer could determine the fate not just of the Western Sahara, but that of the entire international legal order for many decades to come.

US staged a coup in Ukraine – here’s why and how

The truth about the coup in Ukraine is that it hasn’t benefited anyone other than the warmongers.

A very long war

From Vietnam to Afghanistan and detours along the way.