Kenneth Peres

Kenneth R. Peres retired as chief economist of the Communications Workers of America. Formerly, he served as economist for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, the Montana House Select Committee on Economic Development, and the Montana Alliance for Progressive Policy. Ken has held teaching positions at the University of Montana, St. John's University, Chief Dull Knife College, and the City University of New York. He obtained a PhD in economics from the New School in New York City.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden greets guests during a campaign stop at the RiverCenter on October 16, 2019 in Davenport, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
A Biden-Trump Election Is a Win-Win for Wall Street and a Loss for Our Democracy
It is clear now that Biden will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020 barring unforeseen circumstances. And the differences between Biden and Trump will be played up by both sides. And, yes, there are many differences between Biden and Trump especially in terms of social and cultural...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks during the Blue NC Celebration Dinner held at the Hilton Charlotte University Place on February 29, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bloomberg is campaigning before voting starts on Super Tuesday, March 3. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Sunday, March 01, 2020
Here Are 10,000 Words Detailing Why Bloomberg Embodies Everything Wrong With the US Plutocratic Political System
Former Mayor Bloomberg is portrayed by the media and his campaign as a pragmatic, non-ideological centrist and an experienced manager who can get things done. Indeed, his campaign theme is “Mike Will Get It Done.” Columnists and pundits have emphasized a number of themes used to support Bloomberg...
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Sunday, February 23, 2020
Joe Biden Serves Wall Street, Not Main Street
He calls himself “Uncle Joe” and “Middle Class Joe.” He often talks about his almost archetypal U.S. political success story of rising from the middle class to become a U.S. Senator and Vice-President. Now he is running for President. Biden contends that he will and has always represented the...
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Buttigieg changes positions in response to pressure from Wall street and big pharmaceuticals. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Monday, February 17, 2020
Buttigieg Is a Wall Street Democrat Beholden to Corporate Interests
The most important – and often most ignored - issue in the coming election is not health care, taxation, education or even climate change. It is Power: who has it, how it is obtained, who benefits and who loses. Power determines the ability to address or not address all the other issues. I have...
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Citizens United protest Views
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Legalized Political Corruption Is So Much Bigger Than Trump: A Journey in 7 Charts
Corruption. It's a word we hear a lot these days. The press primarily focuses on the type of corruption characterized by individual government officials who use their political power to reward themselves and/or their allies. Recent examples/allegations include President Donald Trump's attempt to...
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The only real beneficiaries of their health care schemes would be large corporations and wealthy individuals whose taxes would have been reduced. Views
Friday, September 22, 2017
The Republican War Against Government Supported Health Care
After a short summer hiatus, the battle over health care policy reemerged with a passion last week when Senator Sanders introduced a version of “single payer” universal health care coverage and Senators Cassidy and Graham introduced yet another bill attempting to repeal Obamacare. These are just...
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Friday, June 16, 2017
Wrong Way Economics: Trump's Roadmap for Corporate Domination
President Trump has been engaged in a giant bait and switch scheme: he is using the rhetoric of America First to cover-up policies that put Wall Street and Global Corporations First. Trump’s rhetoric seeks to validate the malaise felt by small businesspeople and workers rooted in Main Street towns...
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Monday, June 05, 2017
Roadmap to Destruction: Trump, CACAnomics, and the Rhetoric of National Capitalism
Trump’s rhetoric of America First and Make America Great Again are evocative and form great bumper stickers. But these slogans don't quite encapsulate all of the Trump movements' analysis of either the cause of or proposed solutions to our current economic problems. Though some people have used the...
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Monday, July 25, 2016
Would Lincoln Have Attended the 2016 Republican Convention?
I recently met President Abe Lincoln in Washington DC during the 152 nd anniversary celebration of the Battle of Fort Stevens. I didn’t expect to see him – but there he was, dressed in his famous frock coat even on this hot day. He was an imposing figure – his height accentuated by his top hat. He...
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