Our leadership does not realistically represent the great majority of we the people. This is true in the United States. It is true in China. It is a universal characteristic of government, especially those that represent a capitalist elite.Read More All Americans Should go to China
THE MSB HAS SUPPORTED A WPA STYLE JOBS PROGRAM FOR A LONG TIMERead More A Comprehensive National Jobs Program
Is protectionism for American manufacturing a viable policy choice? The reality may not match our ideology.Read More Progressives Against Protectionism?
…this post can be used as a primer to counter the right-wing blather from your FoxNoise adhering family and provide some much-needed context to those who do not have a firm grasp of economics. It should also serve as a check against self-congratulatory Democrats who try to claim credit for the economy and place it at the feet of Obama.Read More The Truth About the Obama/Trump Economy
we do have the money. It’s just in the wrong places and not being accessed by the public. If we change our mindset from taxing income to taxing wealth and surplus value, it’s clear, that we have more than enough to fund all of our nation’s needsRead More Real Tax Reform: Eliminate the Income Tax
President Obama’s Farewell Address was the most left-wing speech of his career. In this post, Obama’s parting words on economic justice are analyzed.Read More Obama’s Farewell Speech and a Direction for American Liberalism: Part 1
BREXIT IS JUST ANOTHER SYMPTOM OF A DISEASED GLOBAL SYSTEM Yesterday I sat down to make sense of the Brexit vote. This was asking a bit much as the “leave” vote seemed such a clear folly that it is mind-boggling that it happened at all. So I sat behind my computer and tried to concentrate […]Read More Brexit, Neoliberalism and Empire
SPOILER ALERT! NO! This week, the New York Times Retro Report puts a spotlight on President Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Given the appealing monica (see what I did there!) Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, a Democratic president signed into law what was, up until that point, a conservative wet dream. With clueless pride President […]Read More Did Welfare Reform Work?
AND WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR THE COUNTRYRead More Joseph Stiglitz on Paying a Fair Share of Taxes