Bruce T. Boccardy

Bruce T. Boccardy

Bruce T. Boccardy serves as an Economics & Labor Advisor for Small Planet Institute, was president of the Massachusetts Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 888, represented labor on the Massachusetts Joint Labor-Management Committee (JLMC), serving firefighters and police and consulted to the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE).

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A Pew Center poll in December 2011 reported that younger people were more favorable  toward socialism than capitalism. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 02, 2020
A Moral Flaw in the Process of Capitalist Economics
"Socialism" on the Agenda The presidential campaigns of Senator Bernie Sanders opened up a serious discussion of the word “socialism.” In fact, it tore a band aid off a festering historical sore that those in power and privilege seek to maintain. Can’t blame them for that. When working folks begin...
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Mr. Reagan set the modern stage for the oligarchy we now experience. (Photo: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, cc) Views
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Commons and the Danger of Misplaced Outrage
It is often asserted that "Timing is everything." This is particularly true with regard to our unstable and undemocratic economy. Our nation, enlightened in its founding is still driven by dominant economic class interests . Throughout US history, wealthy, economic elites routinely trashed...
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Striking United Auto Workers Union (UAW) members and supporters picket the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, Sept. 25, 2019, in Detroit. (Photo: Jim West/ZUMA Wire) Views
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Most of Us Are Not Doing So Well: Numbers Crunching Working People
Though a recent poll suggests the majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump ’s “overall performance,” they support his “handling of the economy” more than other issues surveyed. "The prosperity cycle we have entered into is continuing, it is strong,” White House National Economic Council...
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