Unlike many labor actions, the Los Angeles teachers’ strike is not really about wages or benefits. At its core, this is a struggle to defend public schools against the privatizing drive of … Continue reading Billionaires vs. LA Schools
So much ink has been spilled for so long on the national debt, it might be nice if that $22 trillion plus on the red side of the US balance sheet just … Continue reading Debt? What debt? The new wave in Democratic thinking – CNNPolitics
Democrats’ focus on personalities and demographics over a popular progressive policy agenda and an anti-establishment sentiment may bring defeat in 2020. “…a bold, clear ideology is precisely what excites Americans.” “What these … Continue reading Progressive Ideas Matter to Voters. So Why Do Democrats Fixate on Identity?
On May 8, 1958, art imitated life in 2018. In an episode of a TV show called Trackdown, there was a conman named Trump, who tried to scare the bejeezus out of a … Continue reading A 1950s TV show had a fear-mongering conman named Trump who wanted to build a wall
Why the IMF’s insistence that Jamaica runs a primary surplus of 7% constitutes bad macroeconomics which must be called out. #IMF policies are “economic malpractice in action”, says former senior IMF economist … Continue reading Macroeconomic malpractice in action | FT Alphaville
A new study shows that 90 percent of global ocean plastic pollution can be traced back to ten major rivers in Asia and Africa. You can’t clean up the world by fixing … Continue reading 90 percent of ocean plastic waste comes from Asia and Africa • Earth.com
Trump gave AT&T a $20B tax break and killed Net Neutrality, now they’re prepping mass layoffs I guess all those government favors didn’t provide the benefits AT&T claimed they would. Source: Trump … Continue reading Trump gave AT&T a $20B tax brea, they killed Net Neutrality & now they’re prepping mass layoffs
Study By Ecologists, Economists Predicts Collapse of World Ocean Ecology This is really bad and will require immediate action to try to stop it. Source: Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048 – … Continue reading Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048 – CBS News
The pay-go rule makes it more difficult for Democrats to pass a host of liberal agenda items, while Republicans are free to blow big holes in the tax code. The original New … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi Rams Austerity Provision Into House Rules Package
Major petroleum producer strives to end fossil-fuel car sales by 2025. And it looks like they are on their way to achieving that goal through all kinds of tax exemptions and perks like free parking and so on. Other countries can learn from them. Source: Norway battery electric vehicle sales are almost … Continue reading Norway battery electric vehicle sales are almost a third of the total
According to the World Wildlife Fund’s latest report, 60 percent of all wild animals with a backbone that existed between 1970 to 2014 are now extinct. While we are busy fighting over … Continue reading These species went extinct in 2018. More may be doomed to follow in 2019.
An initial study said the increase to $15 would cost workers jobs and hours. That didn’t happen. The next time someone tells you we can’t afford a $15 minimum wage, tell them … Continue reading What Minimum-Wage Foes Got Wrong About Seattle – Bloomberg