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Trump’s Budget Is Full of Contempt—and Numbers That Don’t Add Up

18 hours 24 min ago
Trillions of imaginary dollars run throughout the budget. Never mind “fake news.” This is fake government.
Categories: Economics

Why Bernie Sanders Is Pushing for More Employee-Owners in the Workforce

May 23, 2017 - 00:00
In times when Washington is unlikely to agree on much, employee ownership offers a bipartisan approach toward building a stronger and more just economy.
Categories: Economics

Yes, We Can Choose Good Globalization

May 17, 2017 - 00:00
The integration of knowledge, science, hospitality, and travel can have huge benefits for human connections and peace.
Categories: Economics

But Wait, U.S. Bank Has Not Stopped Funding Pipelines

May 16, 2017 - 00:00
Despite announcing its intent to stop pipeline project loans, U.S. Bank still gives massive amounts of general financing to oil giants who build pipelines. Will it stop that?
Categories: Economics

How Low-Income Mothers Are Breaking Into the Tech Industry

May 12, 2017 - 00:00
Two-thirds of low-wage workers are women, often mothers. These programs are giving them better access to high-wage careers.
Categories: Economics

Portland, Ore., Becomes First Major U.S. City to End All New Investment in Corporations

May 5, 2017 - 00:00
To avoid doing business with socially irresponsible corporations, the city is willing to lose investment income—about $4.5 million a year.
Categories: Economics

Crowdfunding Real Estate Isn’t Just For Millionaires Anymore. Could It Be For You?

May 4, 2017 - 00:00
The relatively new equity crowdfunding seeks investors expecting a return, not donors supporting a project. But the project must improve a community.
Categories: Economics

New Budget Deal Preserves All 19 Social Spending Programs Trump Tried to Eliminate

May 3, 2017 - 00:00
Economic relief agencies as well as support for arts and culture got nearly a five-month reprieve from the more radical cuts proposed in Trump’s budget.
Categories: Economics

Why a Just and Sustainable Economy Looks Like a Doughnut

May 3, 2017 - 00:00
This is the real-world economy for a living Earth that we must learn to structure and manage to provide a safe space for humanity.
Categories: Economics

6 Ways to Put Public Interest Ahead of Big Pharma Profits

May 2, 2017 - 00:00
Increase access to generics, end “evergreening” drug patents, and other ways to put people before profits.
Categories: Economics

How Taxpayer Money Provides the Research for Big Pharma

April 28, 2017 - 00:00
Public money and public universities boost Big Pharma’s profits, so shouldn’t the public be able to afford the drugs?
Categories: Economics

Let’s Help Trump Keep His Promises

April 19, 2017 - 00:00
Has Trump served us all in breaking things open? Only if we use the moment for serious rethinking of policy.
Categories: Economics

Robert Reich: Do Not Pretend Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Inconsistent, Arbitrary, or Without Principle

April 18, 2017 - 00:00
The first principle of the Trump Doctrine: People from Muslim countries may enter the U.S. if their country contains a building with Trump’s name on it.
Categories: Economics

Winners (and Losers) in New York’s Plan to Make College Free

April 13, 2017 - 00:00
The first-in-the-nation scholarship program would serve about 1.5 million full-time students. But there are downsides.
Categories: Economics

In Berlin, a Model for Creative and Affordable Housing

April 12, 2017 - 00:00
Cities with vibrant arts, music, and social scenes are being hit hard by gentrification. But Berlin’s “co-housing culture” shows that a city’s future doesn’t have to go that way.
Categories: Economics

Extractive Economy Jobs Are Not the Good Jobs Tribes Were Promised

April 11, 2017 - 00:00
After the construction phase of the Keystone XL, only 35 employees would be needed to operate the pipeline.
Categories: Economics

Stereotyping Appalachians Feeds Only the Coal Industry

April 10, 2017 - 00:00
As a fifth-generation coal miner, I see the region’s Trump signs and pro-coal stickers as symbols of defense against a world that views us as lesser.
Categories: Economics

How to Reinflate the Dream of College-for-All

April 10, 2017 - 00:00
Financial aid doesn’t work unless we’re honest about costs.
Categories: Economics

No Rural-Urban Divide Here: We All Want Good Jobs and Strong Local Economies

April 5, 2017 - 00:00
Local control is a foundational conservative principle—but progressives also embrace it.
Categories: Economics

Promises to Coal Country Aside, Trump’s Budget Cuts Will End an Economic Lifeline

April 3, 2017 - 00:00
The Appalachian Regional Commission helps to create jobs and improve economic fortunes of “distressed counties” in West Virginia and Kentucky.
Categories: Economics