Some of the country’s wealthiest men – furious with President Franklin D. Roosevelt – decided to install a dictator who was more business friendly, according to the congressional testimony of a highly decorated Marine Corps general who was enlisted to participate in the 1933 coup. Amazing what lengths wealthy bankers will go … Continue reading Wealthy bankers and businessmen plotted to overthrow FDR. A retired general foiled it.
Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee. If the private sector doesn’t have the capacity to hire, the federal government can step in and provide jobs to help stimulate the economy and keep people alive. Source: Opinion | Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee – The New York Times Continue reading Opinion | Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee – The New York Times
The US government should pull out all the stops in mitigating the economic fallout from COVID-19, not just by disbursing cash to all households, but also by implementing a federal job guarantee and many other long-overdue policies. After all, for a self-financing government, money is no object. These are all things that … Continue reading What Would Roosevelt Do? by Pavlina R. Tcherneva
A most striking fact about the global financial crisis and its aftermath is how far from striking the policy response has been. That is a change from earlier economic history. For the … Continue reading Three radical ideas to transform the post-crisis economy – FT
The New Deal benefitted every state, and nearly every city and town, across the United States, and most of the infrastructure built in the 1930s is still in use today. Source: New Deal … Continue reading New Deal Project Map
Long before it was known that Hillary Clinton had pneumonia, there were already rumors and conspiracy theories surrounding her health. Speculation surrounding her coughing fits were making their way through conservative media … Continue reading A President’s Health: Clinton, Trump, and Presidents of the Past