Widespread Protests To Tax Bill, Backlash Brewing

By Sarah Anderson, inequality.org -

The tax reform moral abomination is already igniting a firestorm across the country. Over the past two weeks, protests have erupted at 50 universities and in least 100 cities, while nearly 50 [...]

‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Just Beginning

By Matt Townsend, Jenny Surane, Emma Or and Christopher Cannon, www.bloomberg.com -

By Matt Townsend, Jenny Surane, Emma Orr and Christopher Cannon for Bloomberg. The so-called retail apocalypse has become so ingrained in the U.S. that it now has the distinction of its own [...]

Trump Cracks Down On Trade And Travel To Cuba

By Medea Benjamin, www.popularresistance.org -

By Medea Benjamin. On Wednesday, November 8, just as President Trump was clinching new business deals with the repressive Communist government of China, the Trump administration announced its new [...]

The Political Economy Of Obama/Trump

By Richard D. Wolff, www.counterpunch.org -

By Richard D. Wolff for Counter Punch. US capitalism is again careening down blind alleys. Earlier it had crashed into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933 before lurching into the New Deal. [...]

New Report Claims UBI Would Grow U.S. Economy By $2.5 Trillion

By Dom Galeon, www.futurism.com -

By Dom Galeon for Futurism - The new study based its forecasts on three basic income scenarios. According to the first of these, if adults are given $1,000 every month, the U.S. economy could [...]

Destructive Stock Buybacks—That You Pay For

By Ralph Nader, www.blog.nader.org -

By Ralph Nader for The Nader Page - The monster of economic waste—over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations—started with a little [...]

Beijing’s “Belt And Road” Initiative, Towards An Economy Of Peace?

By Peter Koeing, www.informationclearinghouse.info -

By Peter Koeing for Information Clearing House - August 31, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Why is the world one huge fireball of hostilities, conflicts, threats of economic sanctions, [...]

Amid Warnings Of Financial Crash, Fed Chair Promotes Illusions

By Nick Beams, www.wsws.org -

By Nick Beams for World Socialist Web Site. Wyoming (August 26, 2017) - Yesterday’s speech by Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen to the conclave of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming [...]

US Vastly Escalates Economic War On Venezuela

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Telesur. Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro says the new financial sanctions imposed by the U.S. president on Venezuela are illegal, and the first to suffer will be U.S. investors. He [...]

Is The Market Economy Working?

By William Blum, www.williamblum.org -

By William Blum for the Anti-Empire Report. Speaking in very broad terms … slavery gave way to feudalism … feudalism gave way to capitalism … capitalism is not a timelessly valid institution but [...]

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are A Staggering $5 Tn Per Year

By John Abraham, www.theguardian.com -

By John Abraham for The Guardian - Fossil fuels have two major problems that paint a dim picture for their future energy dominance. These problems are inter-related but still should be discussed [...]

Newsletter: Policies For The People

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Political economist C. J. Polychroniou recently interviewed David M. Kotz, author of "The Rise and Fall of Neoliberal Capitalism," about the transition in the [...]

Newsletter: When Empires Fall

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. The Pentagon recently released a report, "At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World," which details its concerns about losing access to [...]

Our Obsolescent Economy

By Steven Gorelick, www.localfutures.org -

By Steven Gorelick for Local Futures - A friend of mine from India tells a story about driving an old Volkswagen beetle from California to Virginia during his first year in the United States. In [...]