Ted Rall: Acting under the assumption that we have completely forgotten what they did last time, corporate lobbying groups like Airlines for America are already asking for a $60 billion bailout.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The teachable moment is an opportunity for people to understand more clearly why we need healthcare for all through national improved Medicare for all.
Lawrence Wittner: Spending on Medicaid, which currently insures healthcare for one out of five Americans, would plummet by roughly $900 billion, largely thanks to reductions in coverage for the poor and the disabled.
In 1832, the terrifying disease brought New York City, then home to a quarter million residents and one of the busiest ports in the world, to a standstill, striking panic in residents and wreaking havoc on the “great commercial mart’s” economy.
Randy Shaw: Toronto offers a North American case study of what happens when housing policies are not driven by economically self-interested homeowners, which is the case in most U.S. cities.
Nomi Prins: Wall Street doesn’t like uncertainty. Worries about the outbreak of, and economic fallout from, the coronavirus have stoked fears globally, only compounded by the start of an oil-price war.
Ellen Brown: The fire it was trying to put out was actually in the repo market, where the Fed has lost control despite its emergency measures of the last six months.
Dave Price: Unlike more formal bank loans, payday loans don’t require that you have a good credit score—your credit history won’t even be checked, at least not in depth.
Vince Taylor: When one looks beyond the classical models, one sees clearly that those who have accumulated large fortunes did not in any sense earn them.
Paul Haeder: Too many people think the homeless are one type of individual. They are not.” That belief creates huge conflicts within social services agencies, non-profits, religious organizations, and for the homeless themselves.
Richard D. Wolff: From its ascending Thatcher-Reagan couple to its descending Trump-Johnson imitation, neoliberal capitalism replaced Keynesian capitalism. Private corporate capitalists funded effective campaigns to celebrate neo-liberalism.
Ellen Brown: While U.S. advocates and local politicians struggle to get their first public banks chartered, Mexico’s new president has begun construction on 2,700 branches of a government-owned bank to be completed in 2021
Richard D. Wolff: What do we mean when we talk about “socialism”? Here are ten things about its theory, practice, and potential that you need to know.