Walter Moss: Like many Europeans, we could work less; we could choose less frantic lifestyles. But only at the cost of spending less.
Robert Reich: Failure to take action on the biggest banks, a single-payer plan, widening inequality, and discrimination will almost certainly harm the economy.
Robert Borosage: At a global level, it is time for the leading economic powers to meet and coordinate a plan to reflate the global economy, moving from competitive austerity and currency devaluation to coordinated expansion. Global Recession Again
Richard Wolff: Capitalism understood as the prevailing employer-employee relationship in most of today’s factories, offices and stores is not and never has been the only kind of work relationship inside enterprises. Meaning of Capitalism
Richard Eskow: Runaway inequality is the central issue of our time. It stifles democracy and leads to a more dangerous world.
Bill Blum: The question facing “socialists” like Sanders is this: When all your idealistic visions for a more humane, more just, more equitable, and more rational society run head-first into the stone wall of the profit motive … which of the two gives way?
“To have a person not shying away from the label ‘socialist’ to be up there contending for President is so remarkable that you have to stand up and cheer, or there is something wrong with you,” said Professor Richard D. Wolff.
Richard Wolff: Passing government back and forth between the parties makes the enduring capitalist system appear to be above the fray, beyond political dispute, forever.
Ellen Brown: Sanders has picked up the baton where Occupy left off, and the disenfranchised Millennials who composed that movement have flocked behind him.
Mark Maier and Al Bevans: The mayor and Council must decide about the timing of the increases, future cost of living increases, monitoring its impact, and enforcing its provisions.
Peter Dreier: King was a radical. He challenged America’s class system and its racial caste system. He was a strong ally of the nation’s labor union movement.
n a landmark infrastructure bill passed in December, Congress finally penetrated the Fed’s “independence” by tapping its reserves and bank dividends for infrastructure funding. The bill was a start. But some experts, including Congressional candidate Tim Canova, say Congress should go further and authorize funds to be issued for infrastructure directly. For at least a […]
Robert Reich: I’d feel more optimistic if I thought government was ready to spring into action to stimulate demand, but the opposite is true.