Harriet Fraad and Richard D. Wolff: Despair, rage and lack of human connection among white men are key culprits in America’s mass shooting epidemic.
Charles Hayes: The Donald Trump—GOP tax reform proposal is an overt declaration that only the rich really matter.
Ellen Brown: Phil Murphy, a former banker with a double-digit lead in New Jersey’s race for governor, has made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his platform. If he wins on November 7, the nation’s second state-owned bank in a century could follow.
Peter Laarman: Will Democrats and the liberal establishment throw everything they’ve got against a plan as purulent as this one is, making maximum use of social media and offering a passionate justice-centered critique rather than the usual nerdy inside-the-Beltway talking points?
Ellen Brown: Crushing regulations are driving small banks to sell out to the megabanks, a consolidation process that appears to be intentional. Publicly-owned banks can help avoid that trend and keep credit flowing in local economies.
Richard Eskow: The once-proud political project known as “centrism” is collapsing around the globe, despite increasingly desperate attempts by billionaire backers to revive it.
Ellen Brown: Studies have also shown that it would actually be cheaper to distribute funds to the entire population than to run the welfare services governments engage in now.
or almost ten years now, the folks at Sojourners and other progressive evangelical outfits have been reminding us that “budgets are moral documents.” All well and good. I agree. But I will add that tax systems are at least as revealing, perhaps more so, when it comes to the ethical bearings of any state or […]
Jaime O’Neill: In Finland, they’ve initiated a program that grants a base level income for every citizen. It’s a bit of social experimentation that deserves planetary consideration.
Robert Reich: The rich aren’t overtaxed. The wealthiest 1 percent in the U.S. pay the lowest taxes as a percent of their income and total wealth of the top 1 percent in any major country.
Danny Feingold: “It’s not that the middle class has somehow shrunk or declined, it’s that the middle class is having a harder time over the last few decades getting ahead, and particularly ensuring that their kids do better than their parents.”
Robert Reich: Raising the debt ceiling is always a political football, used by whichever party is in the minority to extract concessions from the majority party or from the majority party’s president.
Robert Borosage: Here was the essential Trump, the confidence man, peddling a plan that does not yet exist on paper. Populist bluster was deployed to cover for what will be a one-percenter’s elixir.