Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tag: U.S. Economy

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.

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.

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How hypocrites in high places have contributed to the riots in the streets

A decades-long wealth grab by the richest Americans has left millions of Americans on the brink of poverty — and poverty begets violence.

LAPD releases video of officer shooting protester in groin with projectile

The LAPD is investigating the incident due to the fact that the protester was not posing an immediate threat to anyone when the officer shot him.

Law-lessness & dis-order: The core of Trump’s hellacious hypocrisy

Only the greatest criminal con artist would dream of leaning on law and order when all else fails.

Change and decay: A time of transition

Ancient divisions are being strengthened, new divisions fermented, injustices highlighted; under the action of cleavage all are being drawn to the polluted surface of human affairs.

With eye on Biden victory, Warren and Schumer unveil plan to cancel up to...

“Broadly cancelling student loan debt would be a game-changer for millions of people in this country and a lifeline when they desperately need it.”