Randy Shaw: Homeowners’ and their allies have cried wolf so effectively about threats of “luxury” housing fueling gentrification that many in the media still promote this false narrative.
Diane Archer: The Government Accountability Office reported earlier this year that almost half of households headed by Americans aged 55 and older have no retirement savings.
Ellen Brown: Making American products cheaper abroad will do little for the American economy, because we no longer have a competitive manufacturing base or products to sell.
Daniel Sherf: The challenge to this project has a lot to do Facebook’s recent poor reputation in handling data. Moreover, regulators have concerns over a whole range of crypto-specific issues.
Tom Hall: The business of stripping money from the pockets of the working poor by providing dangerous, overpriced slum housing goes back to Donald’s father and before.
Valerie Vande Panne: What if tax breaks promised to Amazon were instead given to you and your community?
Randy Shaw: What happens to those who refuse to go to shelters? Will they be criminally prosecuted? If so, get ready for counties to hire a whole lot of new public defenders to represent those charged with such crimes.
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Julianne Malveaux: As long as some see poverty as a personal, not structural failure, it is easy (and acceptable) to demonize the poor, and even to criminalize them for their poverty.
Robert Reich: You almost never hear Trump and Republicans in Congress complaining about another form of welfare that lines the pockets of wealthy corporations. We must end corporate welfare. Now.
Ellen Brown: If robbing Peter to pay Paul is the only alternative, the proposals will go the way of Trump’s trillion-dollar infrastructure bill for lack of funding.
Ellen Brown: To the crypto-anarchist community, usurping the power of central banks and governments may sound like a good thing. But handing global power to the corporate-controlled Libra Association could be a greater nightmare.
Valerie Vande Panne: Poor People’s Campaign and Institute for Policy Studies release a “Moral Budget,” ask 2020 candidates to end poverty.