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How Public Real Estate Investment Trusts Extract Wealth from Nursing Homes and Hospitals

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are considered "passive" investors and are exempt from corporate tax. But in reality, they play a very active role in reshaping whole industries, like healthcare.

Eileen Appelbaum ·

The Fed Should Not Punish Working People for Inflation Driven by Big Oil's Greed

Interest rate hikes are a blunt and imprecise tool that won't tackle current sources of inflation, particularly our overdependence on volatile fossil fuels. The best way forward is to shift finance away from fossil fuels, and jump-start a transition to renewable energy.

Akiksha Chatterji ·

Steps Biden Should Take to Rein in Excessive CEO Pay

The president has the power to use federal contracting standards to encourage pay equity and respect for labor rights at companies like Amazon.

Sarah Anderson ·

Is the US Economy in a Recession? Not Yet

The Fed's overly aggressive interest rate hikes increase risk of recession.

Josh Bivens ·

Advocates Slam $0 for Child Care in Manchin Anti-Inflation Package

"It is a complete shame that the Senate's Inflation Reduction Act does not include inflation-fighting funding for child care."

Julia Conley ·

Debunking Four Myths About Inflation

Higher prices are not being driven by wage increases. They were not driven by federal assistance to people during the pandemic. And Democrats aren't to blame.

Robert Reich ·

The Fed Will Be to Blame if the Economy Crashes Into a Recession

We don't need a recession—which would be devastating—to solve our inflation problem.

Mark Weisbrot ·

Interest Rate Hikes Will Not Fix Inflation

Rather than making money harder to get, the U.S. government needs to focus on the other side of the demand vs. supply equation.

Ellen Brown ·

Recession Fears Spark Calls to Stop Hiking Interest Rates and Rein In Corporate Greed

"As Americans stare down the abyss of a potential recession, Fortune 500 c-suite executives are doing better than ever," noted one critic, "while their workers' wages have severely lagged behind."

Jessica Corbett ·

Report Details 'Abusive' Eviction Tactics by Corporate Landlords During Height of Pandemic

"These firms are buying up a lot of housing, and they're particularly buying up housing in places that have relatively weak tenant protections," said one eviction expert. "And I don't think that that is coincidental."

Julia Conley ·

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