Sylvia Allegretto: While we can observe wages and employment directly in Seattle, we cannot observe how wages and employment would have evolved if Seattle had not implemented its minimum wage policies.
Ellen Brown: Higher interest rates will triple the interest on the federal debt to $830 billion annually by 2026, will hurt workers and young voters, and could bankrupt over 20% of US corporations, according to the IMF. The move is not necessary to counteract inflation and shows that the Fed is operating from the wrong model.
Steve Hochstadt: Articles against raising the minimum wage inevitably sketch a nightmare scenario of workers being fired. They say to working men and women at the bottom of the pay scale, “Don’t ask for more money. It will be bad for you, take our word for it.”
Frank Fear: The Administration justifies the budget by asserting that hard working, tax-paying Americans will finally get a budget about them. That’s another way of saying there are two types of Americans: Taxpayers and Moochers.
The People’s Budget, developed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is based in putting political and economic power into the hands of the working and middle class, ensuring their prosperity, security and a strong economy, all while reducing the federal deficit over the next ten years.
The ideology of individual responsibility ignores two critical background factors. First, what are the options available to any given person? And second, what are the resources available to that person if their choice turns out badly?
Pope Francis, who has made his mark with proclamations for social and environmental justice and a humble lifestyle, met the president whose life has been marked by self-indulgence, grandiosity, and greed.
Cashiers, cooks, customer service representatives, groundskeepers, childcare workers, home healthcare assistants, even some degreed professionals such as mental health practitioners may not earn enough money to take care of basic needs.
While American politicians debate endlessly over how to finance the needed fixes and which ones to implement, the Chinese have managed to fund massive infrastructure projects all across their country
Pro-housing advocates’ who fail to back strong rent control and just cause eviction laws, as well as funding for new affordable housing and other rental housing preservation measures, are as misdirected as their opponents.
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is trying to rally progressives into stronger unified resistance against the conservative Trump era.
White House says the tax cuts will create a jump in economic growth that will generate enough new revenue to wipe out any increase in the budget deficit. This is supply-side nonsense.
If Fuller Seminary gets its way, the Pasadena Planning Commission, and then the City Council, will reverse a policy it approved a decade ago that requires the theological school to maintain affordable housing for its students