Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson is a contributing blogger for the Campaign for America's Future.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Demands Increase For Investigating Exxon’s Funding Of Climate Denial
Exxon and other fossil fuel companies may have committed a crime of enormous proportions, and more and more elected officials and others are demanding an investigation. The charge is that Exxon scientists and management knew since the late 1970s that the company’s product was helping cause our...
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Clinton vs Sanders vs O’Malley On Fixing Banking
How do we fix Wall Street, a.k.a. “the banks”? How do the candidates compare? This question came up in the first Democratic debate and there has been lots of online commentary on this since. The first place to look, of course, is CAF’s Candidate Scorecard . “The Candidate Scorecard measures the...
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
What You Should Know About That Completed TPP “Trade” Deal
Countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) say they have reached a deal. So here it comes. Monday morning it was announced that a “ Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached ,” presented as much as a foreign policy success as a “trade” deal. “The United States, Japan and 10...
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Thursday, October 01, 2015
You Knew the TPP Was Bad. Here's How It Gets Even Worse
Negotiators are meeting in Atlanta, trying to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It might be wrapped up as soon as Thursday. While the agreement is secret, there are reasons for people to be very, very concerned. Here is a news article that explains why people should be alarmed about this...
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Friday, September 25, 2015
VW Case Shows Need For More And Bigger Government
Again and again we hear about corporations doing bad things so they can make more money: polluting, selling contaminated food or otherwise harming people’s health, selling products that injure people or just don’t do what they advertise, tricking and scamming people out of their money, selling...
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Monday, August 31, 2015
What Bernie Sanders Has Already Won
When Sen. Bernie Sanders initially began running for president, his hope was to “trigger the conversation” about the way the economic and political system is rigged by the billionaires and their corporations. He wanted to begin a movement around a vision of how the country could be run for We the...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Bernie Sanders Proposes To Boost Worker-Ownership Of Companies
Businesses are run for a profit that goes into the pockets of the business’ “investors.” To be an investor requires that you have money. This is a rigged system that by definition channels the returns and gains of our economy to the people who have money in the first place. That system forces a...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
What China’s Currency Devaluation Means
“What is good for growth in China is unfortunately bad for everybody else.” – Bill McQuaker, co-head of the multi-asset team at Henderson Global Investors, quoted in Reuters China on Monday announced it is lowering the value of its currency about two percent in order to boost its economic growth by...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Wall Street And Big Corporations Got What They Wanted – This Time
Fast track passes. Our Congress – the supposed representatives of We the People – voted to cut themselves and us out of the process of deciding what “ the rules ” for doing business “in the 21st Century” will be. How do the plutocrats and oligarchs and their giant multinational corporations get...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Now That The House Has Passed Fast Track, Here’s What’s Next
When Wall Street and the giant corporations want something from Congress, Congress finds a way to give it to them. With only a few hours notice, the House of Representatives snuck in another fast track vote, and it passed 218-208. The bill now must return to the Senate. During the pre-vote...
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