Tag Archives: inequality

How Financial Triumphalists Destabilize the US Economy

As long as the Wall Street triumphalists’ unreflected “why worry?” thinking remains the norm, the urgently needed pursuit of a U.S. economic reform agenda will go nowhere.

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US: A Country Rooted in Unfairness

The COVID 19 pandemic is highlighting U.S. shareholder capitalism’s gross inequities.

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March 23, 2020: The Day the US Economy Did Not Crash

The day when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell rode in to rescue financial markets to prevent their complete freezing up could have entered our history books as another global mega-crash.

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Kent State at 50: An America Even More Divided

Is it possible that U.S. society is more divided today than it used to be at the height of the anti-Vietnam war protests in the late 1960s?

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Beyond Trump: The US’s Wrong-Headed Priorities

Reflections on gargantuan levels of military spending, pseudo “efficiency”-minded corporate outsourcing and an ill-fated obsession with American exceptionalism.

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I Am Proud To Be a Socialist

If valuing human rights and dignity is “socialist,” then sign me up.

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“Westlessness” — Seriously?

Europe keeps dithering on the global stage. Even the French and the Germans can’t fake consensus anymore.

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Stop Blaming Globalization: Most Problems Are Homemade

Amidst many worries about globalization, suggestions for a constructive path forward.

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In Charts: Global Hunger

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring global hunger — in a world that has enough food to feed everyone.

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How to Establish More Balance in the Top-Heavy US Economy?

The U.S. model of shareholder capitalism only benefits the top 10% of society. Northern Europe’s codetermination model expands economic opportunity.

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