Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tag: U.S. Economy

Everything you need to know about the new economy

If between 1979 and 2018, the American economy almost tripled in size, so where did the gains go? Most went to the top.

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.

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American corporations are helping fund the war on women

These corporations say they are all for gender equality but their political contributions say otherwise.

This is how Republics die

"America will not 'bounce back' from the Trump presidency when it ends, and may lose all ability to recover at all if that presidency lasts six rather than two more years."

Why is Barack Obama the best?

Looking back at the flaws of past presidents, one can understand why Obama is the best. Because by comparison, he looks sterling.

China’s global leadership list

What should the U.S. do to try and keep up with China?

‘A message that America will tolerate war crimes’: Trump poised to pardon war criminals

“It was important that the perpetrators of those horrific offenses were brought to justice. Now Trump, in a twisted, grotesque ‘celebration’ of Memorial Day, wants to pardon these and other murderers?!

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