A Socialist Economy For The 21st Century

By Richard Rosen, Thenextsystem.org -

In Next System Project Report 3, author and Tellus Institute co-founder Richard A. Rosen explores the changes he deems necessary for a modern definition of “socialism”, and describes key concepts [...]

Ten Years After The Crash

By David F. Ruccio, Anticap.wordpress.com -

The economic crises that came to a head in 2008 and the massive response—by the U.S. government and corporations themselves—reshaped the world we live in.* Although sectors of the U.S. economy [...]

Cooperatives And The Future Of Work

By Sion Whellens, Cicopa.coop -

‘A lot of resources are going to be spent in our city. Therefore the questions is: who is going to get them? Who is going to benefit?’ says Kali Akuno, of Cooperation Jackson. The question of the [...]

‘The Gig Economy’ Is The New Term For Serfdom

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

A 65-year-old New York City cab driver from Queens, Nicanor Ochisor, hanged himself in his garage March 16, saying in a note he left behind that the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft had made [...]

It’s Time To Transform The War Economy

By Brock McIntosh, Inequality.org -

I’m here to speak to you today about one of Dr. King’s triple evils: militarism. As an Afghanistan War veteran, I’d like to highlight an aspect of his warning about militarism, when he said, [...]

Previously Withheld UCLA Video Shows Heckling Of Mnuchin

By Amanda Lee Myers, AP.org -

A previously withheld video has been released showing the near-constant heckling of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin during a moderated talk about the economy at UCLA. The university initially [...]

The Complex Political Realities In Venezuela

By Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis.com -

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans could be seen marching down Caracas’ principal Urdaneta Avenue under the sweltering Caribbean sun. No, this was not a protest against the government, which we are [...]

Gun Lobby Meets Match With Economic Protests

By Rob Cox, Reuters.com -

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The day before Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, he delivered a speech widely remembered for its closing passage, when the reverend said he [...]

The Free Market Made Us Do It!

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

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, Resilience.org -

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, institute.coop -

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, inequality.org -

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, anticap.wordpress.com -

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, www.counterpunch.org -

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, www.iatp.org -

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 [...]

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