Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: U.S. Economy

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.

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.

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