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Top Fed Official Says Corporate Price Hikes Are Fueling Inflation

While Federal Reserve Vice Chair Lael Brainard gave a nod to what one observer called "the elephant in the room," her core message—that monetary tightening is needed to tackle inflation—drew progressive pushback.

Brett Wilkins ·


Spain Approves 'Solidarity' Tax to Make Nation's Top 0.1% Pay a Fairer Share

The country's finance minister said that looming changes are bound to make the tax code "more progressive, efficient, fair, and also enough to guarantee social justice and economic efficiency."

Kenny Stancil ·


'Blood On Your Hands' If Global Poor Hit With Covid Wave, WHO Official Tells Rich Nations

"When I hear them say, 'Well, we're so comfortable here,' it's like, 'Great, now you can really help us get the rest of the world done,'" said WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward.

Kenny Stancil ·


Privatization Threat Remains, Advocates Warn, After Mississippi Lifts Jackson Boil-Water Notice

"The city remains under threat of a state-imposed privatization," said one campaigner.

Kenny Stancil ·


'Terrible Idea': Biden Preparing to Shift Costs of Covid Treatments, Vaccines to Patients

"We must push back," said one doctor. "Free provision of vaccinations, Paxlovid, and monoclonals has been critically important."

Kenny Stancil ·


'Utter Travesty': Uninsured Americans Will Now Be Charged $125 for a Single PCR Covid-19 Test

Government funding cuts to key pandemic programs forced by GOP opposition arrive as progressives in Congress renew their push for Medicare for All.

Jon Queally ·


Youth Strikes Worldwide Demand Climate Action That Centers 'People Not Profit'

"We live in a broken system, one where the richest 1% of the world population are responsible for more than twice the pollution as the poorest 50%. That's why we strike."

Jake Johnson ·


Social Democracy Lands Finland Atop World Happiness Ranking

"World leaders should take heed," said economist Jeffrey Sachs. "Politics should be directed as the great sages long ago insisted: to the well-being of the people, not the power of the rulers."

Kenny Stancil ·


Means Testing Will Ruin the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Restrictive means tests keep Americans poor, sick, hungry, and homeless. It's time to debunk the tired old lies they're based on.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


The Biggest Threat in 'Don't Look Up' Are the Capitalists on Earth

We don't need piecemeal change; we need a systematic transformation of our societies. What that looks like and how fast we get there should be up to us, not profiteering billionaires who have a Plan B to terraform a distant planet on the backburner.

Simon Whalley ·

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