Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag: U.S. Economy

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.

Fracking in 2018: Another year of pretending to make money

Instead, the fracking industry has helped set new records for U.S. oil production while continuing to lose huge amounts of money – and that was before the recent crash in oil prices.

Watch your wallets

The underlying problem isn’t that Americans have been living beyond their means. It’s that their means haven’t been keeping up with the growing economy. Most gains have gone to the top.

How to hold corporations accountable

It’s time to demand that the economic system work for all of us.

Are you ready for an epoch fail?

The only way to address this ultimate threat is through the sort of international cooperation that the anti-globalists fear the most, a linking of arms across the rising seas to defeat a malign global force and the powerful elite that maintains it.

Wall Street, banks, and angry citizens

The inequality gap on a planet growing more extreme.

China tariffs are a regressive tax on Americans, and risk a...

The middle class and poor pay a larger percentage of their incomes on these tariffs than do the rich.

An historic opportunity to transform trade when we stop NAFTA II

We can stop NAFTA II and replace corporate trade with a new model that raises working conditions and protects the environment.

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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."

Elizabeth Warren calls for investigation into Trump’s Chief of Staff

Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently called for an investigation into whether Mulvaney violated federal ethics laws governing negotiations over post-government employment.

Toxic red tide in Florida kills scores of sea turtles and other marine life

"Our water and natural resources are the foundation of our economy and our way of life in Florida. So today, I’m signing an Executive Order to take immediate action to protect our environment and our water."

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction

Zero-packaging stores show, in their own small way, a viable and healthier alternative to the current system. Both for ourselves, local economies and the planet.

New study reminds us of the sickening rate at which ice is melting

“That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-meter sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries,”

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