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.”
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.