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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

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

How to Keep Businesses (and Small Towns) Alive When Owners Retire

March 29, 2017 - 00:00
In Kansas, a new matchmaking service is helping transition small businesses to new hands. Could it be a model for the rest of rural America?
Categories: Economics

The Way Toward Single-Payer Health Care—Even With This Congress

March 28, 2017 - 00:00
It’s likely that the Trump-Ryan failure will push state legislatures to consider expanding Medicaid—putting even more people under the public insurance system.
Categories: Economics

ING Bank Just Divested Their DAPL Financing—We All Helped to Change Their Mind

March 24, 2017 - 00:00
Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.
Categories: Economics

The Superrich Have Profited From a Broken System—And Their Money Alone Won’t Fix It

March 22, 2017 - 00:00
Giving back requires humility. It will be a true test of learning new skills.
Categories: Economics

The Cuts in Trump’s Budget You Haven’t Heard About

March 17, 2017 - 00:00
While national outrage is focused on Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, tiny agencies helping communities that teeter on the edge of poverty would also disappear.
Categories: Economics

Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns

March 15, 2017 - 00:00
Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them prosperity. But I saw what could.
Categories: Economics

How the Neighborhood That Inspired “The Wire” Is Pulling Its Residents Out of Poverty

March 15, 2017 - 00:00
When large institutions like universities and hospitals agree to hire and spend locally, they can transform neighborhoods hardest hit by poverty and unemployment.
Categories: Economics

This Is the Real Success Story of the Affordable Care Act

March 14, 2017 - 00:00
Government-sponsored Medicaid and Medicare are efficient and reliable—and already cover 36 percent of Americans.
Categories: Economics

The Many Benefits of Making (and Eating) Chocolate Right Where It Grows

March 10, 2017 - 01:00
Dried cocoa beans historically have been shipped to Europe and the U.S. for chocolate making. But keeping the process close to home empowers farmers and supports local economies.
Categories: Economics

Defunding Police—How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle to Listen

March 9, 2017 - 01:00
By halting a proposed $150 million police precinct, Seattle activists have made headway in redirecting funding toward services like affordable housing and education.
Categories: Economics