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Richard J Eskow

Richard Eskow

Richard (RJ) Eskow is a freelance writer. Much of his work can be found on eskow.substack.com. His weekly program, The Zero Hour, can be found on cable television, radio, Spotify, and podcast media. He is a senior advisor with Social Security Works.


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Articles by this author

 

Dear Fellow Leftist: I'm Voting Democratic. Please Join Me.

Here's the thing: without a working democracy, none of the things we believe in will ever be achievable.

Richard Eskow ·


Is Progress Obsolete? The United States Is Now an 'Un-Developing' Country

The rankings include the absence of poverty and hunger, good health and education, gender equality, clean air and water, and reduced inequality.

Richard Eskow ·


Covid-19 and 9/11: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Cares

Washington must address the ongoing Covid crisis now.

Richard Eskow ·


Mourn the Queen, But God Save the People

Great Britain hasn't just lost a monarch. The British social welfare state, once a shining beacon for Western democracies, is also dying.

Richard Eskow ·


Barbara Ehrenreich and the Real Work of Labor Day

Every walkout, every outstretched hand, every word written or spoken in defense of workers' rights, is a victory—whether it results in immediate and obvious success or not.

Richard Eskow ·


Liz Cheney and Donald Trump—The Two Faces of American Totalitarianism

Cheney represents another branch of American totalitarianism, one built on institutions, elites, and stability. Hers is the slow totalitarianism of internal spying, voter suppression, dark money elections, and dynastic politics.

Richard Eskow ·


Impossible™ Politics: Cracker Barrel and the Future of the Left

Instead of mocking the Cracker Barrel crowd, the left should be organizing them against the common threat faced by all working people: the concentrated power of corporations and political elites.

Richard Eskow ·


This American For-Profit Healthcare System Would Just as Soon Kill You as Look at You

To this system, it doesn't matter whether a person lives or dies as long as it gets paid. That's why our healthcare costs are so high, even though our life expectancy is so low.

Richard Eskow ·

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