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Resistance That Won’t Quit: A Timeline of the Keystone XL Pipeline

June 15, 2017 - 00:00
Despite a Trump executive order undoing nearly nine years of defiance, the story of the-pipeline-that-won’t-die isn’t over.
Categories: Economics

After Coal, a Small Kentucky Town Builds a Healthier, More Creative Economy

June 6, 2017 - 00:00
A complex network of local organizations helps neighbors support one another as they rebound from a dying industry.
Categories: Economics

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

May 24, 2017 - 00:00
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 Worker-Owners

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