Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: U.S. 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.

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.

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.