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Study Shows Medicare for All Could Save US $600 Billion Annually on Paperwork and Other 'Useless Bureaucracy'
"Industry wants you to think universal healthcare is too expensive. In reality, it's our current system that's a wasteful, unsustainable disaster."
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The Proper Narrative
Weinstein in his much-abetted glory. Reuters photo. Front photo Amanda Demme/New York Magazine Two years after his much-rumored, multiple crimes against women were detailed in The New Yorker, shaming so-called law enforcement to finally act on them and helping kick off the #MeToo and #Time'sUp...
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The Great Depression: Unemployed men queued outside a soup kitchen in Chicago. Views
A Federal Job Guarantee Is a Crucial Tool to Fight Inequality
A new campaign is building support for proposals to ensure that everyone who wants to work can have a good, living wage job.
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Bushfires rage across the country, fuelled by record heat, and are now surging through acres of parched land dryer than ever after the worst drought in a generation.(Photo: David Gray/Getty Images) Views
Australia’s Bushfires Are a Wake-up Call: We Must Build a More Humane Economy Before It’s Too Late
Economists used to admire scientists. Now they ignore them at our peril.
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Kansas activist Sarah LaFrenz, warning of the disastrous impacts of deep tax cuts on corporations in her state at a Washington, D.C. rally before the 2017 congressional vote on the GOP tax plan. (Photo: Sarah Anderson) Views
Eight Ways the Trump-GOP Tax Cuts Have Made the Rich Richer While Failing Working Families
In the two years since Congress passed the Republican tax law, the richest 1 percent have been the big winners.
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Shanghai Donghai Bridge's 100mw offshore wind power project is China's first national offshore wind power demonstration project in the early morning light of morning in Shanghai, Oct. 4, 2019. Views
What If You Were to Own Your Own Power Company?
What if you were to control an energy business that's also an economic development engine and a grassroots force for advancing social justice?
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We're doomed. Might as well enjoy it. Views
A Grim New Definition of Generation X
Nihilism is about to become the best worst possible life strategy.
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Yo We Going: This Is About Shining Resiliency
Because it's time for a glimmer of light, here is a dazzling group of black students from Tulane University School of Medicine in front of former slave quarters at Louisiana's Whitney Plantation museum - proof of improbable distances traveled and what Russell Ledet calls a heart-lifting "collective...
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Trump Denounced for Doing Nothing as AT&T Moves to Outsource Thousands of Jobs in 2020
"American workers are tired of waiting for President Trump to do something on this issue."
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Just because firms and rich people play by the rules of the markets, this does not lead to the conclusion that the results are just. (And, of course, they often don’t play by the rules!) (Photo: Ars Electronica / Flickr) Views
Are Taxes the Best Way of Dealing With Inequality?
Taxes can redistribute income, but relying on taxes means we are accepting the way the system works—the way markets operate—to create inequality in the first place.
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