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Instead of wasting energy on an ineffective wealth tax, progressives should concentrate on a three-pronged strategy. (Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images) Views
The Redistribution Games
Life is not the Olympics, where talent and training determine an athlete’s performance. It’s more like a Roman arena in which well-armed gladiators vanquish unarmed victims who lose not because they did not try hard enough, but because of the asymmetrical initial distribution of armor.
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United Auto Worker Joe Nero pickets outside the shuttered General Motors plant in Lordstown, OH, on Sep. 23, 2019. (Photo: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) News
Trump's Corporate-Friendly Trade, Tax, and Labor Policies Betrayed Manufacturing Workers in Midwest: Study
"We need strong leadership to negotiate trade with other countries and trade policies that serve workers, not multinational companies that send jobs overseas."
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Aerial view of the Marathon refinery in Carson, California on April 25, 2020. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) News
'Trying to Have It Both Ways': Investigation Reveals BP and Shell Still Back Anti-Climate Lobby Groups, Despite Pledges
The Unearthed and HuffPost report reveals the companies failed to disclose membership in at least eight Big Oil lobbies in their transparency reports.
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Data also indicate that more equal societies are better able to handle the pandemic. (Photo: Kena Betancu/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Inequality and Covid-19 in 13 Charts
A new data visualization series illustrates how the pandemic and flawed policy responses have widened long-standing economic, racial, and gender divides.
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President Is a 'Walking Scam,' Says AOC as Records Show Trump Paid Just $750 in Federal Income Taxes in Both 2016 and 2017
"He contributed less to funding our communities than waitresses and undocumented immigrants," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 19, 2020. Views
Debunking the Myth of “The Greatest Economy Ever”
Trump’s claim to economic wizardry easily falls apart.
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A better world is possible, reads a sign Views
Yes, There Is Hope
There are increasing numbers of experiences putting collaborative methods for hope and dialogue into practice.
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper attends the Medal of Honor ceremony to be awarded to U.S. Army Sergeant Major Thomas Payne in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2020. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) News
40 Groups Demand Congress Probe 'Gross Misuse' of $1 Billion in Covid-19 Funding by Pentagon
"It's unconscionable that the department would prioritize defense contractor wish lists over the health and safety of the American people."
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This means that stimulating the economy to create jobs is crucial—both to the 33.0 million workers who are being directly harmed by the recession because they are either out of work or have had their hours and pay cut, and to the millions more who saw their bargaining power disappear as the recession took hold. (Photo: Witthaya Prasongsin/iStock/Getty Images) Views
At Least 33 Million Workers Are Being Hurt by the Coronavirus Recession
The top policy priorities for boosting the economy are fiscal aid to state and local governments and extending the unemployment insurance provisions of the CARES Act.
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"Vaccine nationalism will only perpetuate the disease and prolong the global recovery," said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images) News
Developing Countries Ask If People Will 'Be Left to Die' as US, Russia, and China Snub Global Covid-19 Vaccine Effort
"Nationalism and isolationism in the face of a pandemic are, as far as we are concerned, a prescription for failure."
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