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Generous Unemployment Benefits Are Not the Problem—Poverty Wages are

Business interests maintain their goal is merely to fill the slots with qualified candidates, but in fact they aim to fashion a cadre of workers who will accept, even actively seek, any job, no matter how demeaning or dangerous.
John Buell ·


Is the White Working-Class Turning to the Right?

The hunt for reliable data and the entanglement of race-class demographics in the era of Trump.

Les Leopold ·


Those Peddling Inflation Fears Should Not Be Heeded

Far from signaling the return of significant inflation, temporary price increases are exactly what one would expect in a recovery following an economic shutdown.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


'Biggest Tax Story of the Year, If Not the Decade': Analysis Shows Just How Little Richest .001% Pay in Taxes

"The personal federal tax bill for the top 25 in 2018: $1.9 billion. The bill for the wage earners: $143 billion."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Economic Devastation From Climate Crisis Like Two Covid-19 Pandemics Per Year by 2050: Analysis

But Oxfam International says 2021 "could be a turning point if governments grasp the challenge to create a safer more liveable planet for all."

Jon Queally, staff writer ·


Your Friendly Banker

In the first quarter of 2021, all previous profit records for banks were shattered. They made $76.8 billion in that quarter.

Christopher Brauchli ·


G7 Countries Reach Deal on 15% Global Minimum Tax Rate for Multinational Corporations

One critic of the agreement said that "by settling for anything less than a 25% tax rate, the G7 is telling their citizens and the world that they're willing to keep the race to the bottom alive and kicking."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Biden Faces Backlash Over 'Shameful' Capitulation to GOP Governors as They End Unemployment Lifelines

"You only take back the lifeline when people aren't drowning," said Claire Guzdar of the Groundwork Collaborative.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


GOP Governors' Termination of Jobless Aid Could Cost Local Economies Over $12 Billion: Report

"If states proceed with their plans to end these critical programs, they will be ripping the rug out from under millions of Americans and further hindering our economic recovery."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


The Tax Foundation Uses Mythical Taxpayers to Cause Alarm Over Proposals That Only Impact the Wealthiest Among Us

No actual taxpayers are going to face anything remotely close to the tax rate critics of the Biden tax plan are claiming.

Bob Lord ·


Biden Under Fire for Leaving Student Debt Cancellation Out of Racial Justice Plan

"You cannot begin to address the racial wealth gap without addressing the student loan debt crisis."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·

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