While American politicians debate endlessly over how to finance the needed fixes and which ones to implement, the Chinese have managed to fund massive infrastructure projects all across their country
Pro-housing advocates’ who fail to back strong rent control and just cause eviction laws, as well as funding for new affordable housing and other rental housing preservation measures, are as misdirected as their opponents.
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is trying to rally progressives into stronger unified resistance against the conservative Trump era.
White House says the tax cuts will create a jump in economic growth that will generate enough new revenue to wipe out any increase in the budget deficit. This is supply-side nonsense.
If Fuller Seminary gets its way, the Pasadena Planning Commission, and then the City Council, will reverse a policy it approved a decade ago that requires the theological school to maintain affordable housing for its students
Could it be that our notion of what socialism has changed? Is it that capitalism, as it is practiced today, is no longer producing outcomes that satisfy the vast majority of Americans?
“The hostility to the private banking system is quite hot. The spectacle of bank leaders rushing to Washington and begging for a bailout was not lost on the American people.”
Jamie O’Neill: Lots of the reasons we can’t have nice things are contained in words that begin with the letter C, words like corruption, crony capitalism, con men, corporate tax machinations, corporate lobbyists…
ith typical bombast, Donald Trump calls his 2018 draft budget America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again. No, it won’t make America great again. It reflects a hardness of the heart and a sickness of the spirit unworthy of the American people. Chances are, the great leaders of this country’s history wouldn’t even recognize […]
Robert Reich: Trump doesn’t seem to know anything about global competition, and what’s really holding back American workers.
Robert Borosage: As Steven Mnuchin’s confirmation as treasury secretary confirms, the big lie is Trump’s campaign promise to clean out the “corrupt political establishment” and “to put the American people back in charge.”
Richard J. Eskow: Mnuchin wants to loosen regulations on the bankers whose misbehavior and massive fraud cost the economy trillions of dollars in lost income in the 2008 financial crisis.