The Free Market Made Us Do It!

By Sam Pizzigati, -

Apologists for the many millions in compensation that America’s largest corporations regularly dole out to their top executives have essentially one basic, all-purpose go-to defense. America’s [...]

Bitcoin, Blockchain, And Local Currencies

By Tad Montgomery, -

The world is on fire lately with the exponential growth of Bitcoin and other electronic cryptocurrencies. While some see these as speculative bubbles that are tied to nothing, used on the dark [...]

Our Opportunity To Build Wealth, Economy, And Culture

By Melissa Hoover, -

Entrepreneurship can be a powerful force for prosperity. Business ownership gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn more money and create jobs. But this pathway to self-made success is mostly [...]

With The GOP Tax Plan, A New Economic Epoch Begins

By Sam Pizzigati, -

By Sam Pizzigati for Inequality - The U.S. Senate has now passed the most significant tax “reform” legislation since 1986. The legislation, most pundits believe, will likely become the new law of [...]

Trickledown Economics—Then And Now

By Staff, -

By Staff of Occasional Links and Bits Of Commentary - In 1929, the share of income captured by the top .01 percent (the über-rich, whose income share is indicated in the blue line in the chart [...]

Current Conflict In Spain Has To Do With Economic Failure

By Mark Weisbrot, -

By Mark Weisbrot for Counterpunch - As Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy threatens to take over the autonomous region of Catalonia, it is becoming clearer even to casual observers who the bad [...]

The Third Track: Trade That Builds Our Economy Anew

By Staff, -

By Staff of IATP - President Trump is playing high stakes poker in the NAFTA talks, with his US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, at the helm. Laura Dawson, director of the Wilson Centre’s [...]

Greece: Alternative Economies & Community Currencies Pt. 1

By Niko Georgiades, -

By Niko Georgiades for Unicorn Riot - Athens, Greece – While capitalism and consumerism dominate the culture of the United States of America and the Western world, community currencies are [...]

Even A Modest Basic Income Could Improve Economic Security

By James King, -

By James King for Peoples Policy Project - The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) – a cash payment made to every person in the country with no strings attached – is becoming increasingly [...]

From Cooperation Jackson On Intersection Of Gender And Economics

By Staff, -

By Staff of Atlanta Black Star - My mom has told me a story several times of when my dad bartered a painting for bread. He had done a small oil painting of a loaf of bread with a wine bottle [...]

Clarifying Gandhi: POTUS, Rutherford, And Gandhi On Moral Economics

By P.K. Wiilley, -

By P.K. Wiilley for TRANSCEND Media Service - 30 Aug 2017 – The question of what constitutes a wonderful and advanced civilization is dependent upon Justice, which is buttressed by economics. [...]

The Activists Who Helped Shut Down Trump’s CEO Councils

By Sarah Anderson, -

By Sarah Anderson for Inequality - The CEOs who made up two White House advisory councils have fled like rats on a sinking ship. Their exodus — a dramatic rebuke of Donald Trump — came within 48 [...]

Black-Led Credit Union: ‘Most Important Work’ To Drive Economic Vitality

By Camille Erickson, -

By Camille Erickson for TC Daily Planet - “We can’t keep using the bodies of youth as the only tool for resistance,” Me’Lea Connelly, executive director of the Association of Black Economic Power [...]

The Slow Death Of American Freedom

By Scott Gilmore, -

By Scott Gilmore for Mcleans - Francis Scott Key, the man who named the United States “the land of the free and the home of the brave”, owned six slaves. Granted, this was extremely common in the [...]

A Clarion Call For Our Country’s Pillars To Demand Justice

By Ralph Nader, -

By Ralph Nader for The Nader Page - Given the retrograde pits inhabited by our ruling politicians and the avaricious over-reach of myopic big-business bosses, the self-described pillars of our [...]

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