Bruce Lerro: Blaming the Idiot King for the state of the political economy in Yankeedom is like blaming Hitler alone for fascism or blaming only the leader for problems in group dynamics.
Richard W. Behan: A campaign industry has emerged in the U.S., turning a serious public function into a media circus of suspenseful entertainment, a lurid spectator sport.
Justin Chapman: The city’s strategies to address homelessness include funding and working with partners that provide basic homeless services, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing and targeted homeless prevention.
Valerie Vande Panne: Who knew a community currency could last this long—or bring so much exported business back home?
Nancy J. Altman: If he succeeds, the impact will be that over time, fewer people will meet the government’s definition of poverty—even though in reality, they will not be any less poor.
Johnny Townsend: When I worked the graveyard shift, I was amazed at the folks who would come in at 3:00 in the morning for a loan. What in the world was going on in their lives that a payday loan at that hour was their only option?
Phillip Smith: The upward jobs trend is likely to continue for years to come, rolling through the individual states as they embrace medical marijuana and recreational legalization.
Nancy J. Altman: [pullquote]All of us benefit immensely from their work—particularly women, for whom Social Security’s modest benefits are especially important.[/pullquote]
Valerie Vande Panne: The Free Market has grown into a regular event, with one or two held a month, dozens of people attending each one, serving a thousand or more annually.
Walter G. Moss: Capitalism has become increasingly distasteful to many Americans, especially younger ones, who associate it with too many negative connotations.
Eve Garrow and Julia Devanthéry: The five people directly responsible for the systemic failures leading to the abusive conditions in county-funded shelters—the Orange County Board of Supervisors—have been conspicuously silent since the report’s release on March 14.
Richard D. Wolff: By democratizing our workplaces, we can supplant the dominant economic system which cannot escape its intrinsic exploitation of labor
Richard Wolff: As capitalism’s dysfunctionality for the mass of the people continues to come to a head, the continued rise of socialist criticism, ideals and movements is highly likely.