Robert Reich: In 1965, CEOs of America’s largest corporations were paid, on average, 20 times the pay of average workers. Now, the ratio is over 300 to 1.
Rivera Sun: To win our freedom one again, we must increase self-reliance and lessen our dependency on products of our oppressors.
Winona LaDuke: In light of my recent trip to Detroit, I am wondering about the end of the fossil fuel industry. I am wondering because if this is what success looks like, and fifty years later it is Detroit, it is not what I want.
obert Reich recently wrote the following about a former student who told him, “in a quivering voice, she had lost her job. She took it as a personal failure. “I don’t know what to do now. I’ve lost confidence in myself.” He told her two things. “First, you shouldn’t take it too personally. Everyone’s vulnerable […]
Robert Reich: Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the “ruling class” of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades.
Michael T. Hertz: Let’s just suppose that we allotted $10 million in wealth to the top 5,000 people in the U.S. That would leave $83,658 billion for the rest of us, or a miserable $262,333 each.
Robert Koehler: The pope’s words haven’t penetrated the pseudo-objective certainties of financial reporting, much less the dark sanctuaries of money and power. But they must.
Ellen Brown: The crushing Greek debt could be canceled the way it was made – by sleight of hand. But saving the Greek people and their economy is evidently not in the game plan of the Eurocrats.
Denis Campbell: The EU got greedy. They needed to humiliate and break Greece. There was even talk yesterday about a ‘temporary Grexit’ from the Union so they can get their affairs in order (read: accept the deal or we will crush you).
Ellen Brown: Greece could restore the liquidity desperately needed by its banks and its economy by nationalizing the banks and issuing digital loans backed by government guarantees to its ailing businesses.
Robert Koehler: As the profiteers impose austerity on the vulnerable, indebtedness becomes a condition to be mocked. Yet we are all indebted. Our lives depend on the good will of others.
Lauren Windsor: As the fifth anniversary of the Dodd Frank financial reform law nears, Wall Street remains defiant at worst and flippant at best to addressing its malfeasance in the 2008 meltdown.
epublicans have lost on Obamacare, gay marriage and immigrant rights, but every night millions of ill-housed Americans can attest to the GOP’s successes at worsening the nation’s affordable housing crisis. Republicans have opposed affordable to housing funding as relentlessly as health care, but with far less publicity and far more success. The GOP’s effort to […]