Karl Smith: Bottom-up economics consists of three elements: Our Basic Public Investments, plus Valuing All Workers, plus a Fair System. This video focuses on the BPIs but overviews the importance of Valuing All Workers, and a Fair System.
Bobbi Murray: A proposed law could reboot California’s public investment system to provide a stable source of local funding for affordable housing.
Richard D. Wolff: Market capitalism has mechanisms of self-healing alongside the mechanisms that make it sick. Those who live in capitalist systems repeatedly suffer through both mechanisms so long as that system prevails.
Ellen Brown: President Trump wants negative interest rates, but they would be disastrous for the U.S. economy, and his objectives can be better achieved by other means.
Conceding that their grip on the economy is slipping, central bankers are proposing a radical economic reset that would shift yet more power from government to themselves.
The United States has been way too focused on foreign policy for the last decade or so, to a point where they spend billions to remain influential in various regions, for the sake of being influential.
Thom Hartmann: A much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It’s the way billionaires and big corporations buy not just college admissions but tax cuts, deregulation, and hundreds of billions in government subsidies paid for with our taxes.
James Preston Allen: When government is led by the worst and incompetent.
Sylvia Allegretto: The U.S. continues to have far too many suffering from severe hardship given our vast fortunes and wealth.
Nancy J. Altman: There are many “changes” that should be made to strengthen Social Security and make it even better than it already is. But none of those have to be done secretly.
Ellen Brown: Sumerian kings solved the problem of “peak debt” by periodically declaring “clean slates,” in which agrarian debts were forgiven and debtors were released from servitude to work as tenants on their own plots of land.
Ben Hauck: In California, the public banking movement is reaching a critical moment. AB 857, the Public Banking Act, is being considered by the California State Legislature right now.
Walter G. Moss: Trump and the justifiers of his economic policies represent, to use the words of former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, a case of “Irrational Exuberance.”