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Bruce 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).

Articles by this author

 

Myths and Reality as US Oligarchs Devour Economy

Our economic model is failing a significant number of the middle class and the working class. And how we calculate the status of our economy matters.

Bruce T. Boccardy ·


Economically Secure People Do Not Care So Much About Being "Replaced"

The vast majority of Americans are struggling to maintain a moderate standard of living because a grotesque economic model is failing most people.

Bruce T. Boccardy ·


The Real "Big Lie" Has Nothing to Do With Donald Trump

American working people have slogged through three crushing recessions, a worsening inequality that resulted in lower standard of living, and a grotesque pandemic that has exposed glaring inadequacies of our economic model.

Bruce T. Boccardy ·


Our Economic Model Is Failing Working People: Bring On the Scapegoats

Beneath the noise and confusion today is the unalterable reality that our economic model will continue to proceed as it must until working people figure it out politically and decide that enough deprivation and suffering is enough.

Bruce T. Boccardy ·



A Moral Flaw in the Process of Capitalist Economics

If we cherish political democracy as a fundamental principle in our country, then we must adhere to a form of economic democracy as well.

Bruce T. Boccardy ·


The Commons and the Danger of Misplaced Outrage

Sweeping condemnation of government ignores the indispensable purpose of government that is the cement of our country by serving everyone.

Bruce T. Boccardy ·


Most of Us Are Not Doing So Well: Numbers Crunching Working People

Our government’s and corporate media’s failure to capture the true extent of unemployment creates a distorted narrative about work that feeds bewilderment and self-recrimination.

Frances Moore Lappé ·

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