Yimby Movement Is Not The Answer To Housing Crisis

By Laura Jedeed And M.k. Hawthorne, Truthout. -

There is a battle raging in U.S. cities around land and who controls it. It is fought with zoning laws and red lines. Its battlefields are neighborhood associations and local elections. Across [...]

Solely Because Of The Increasing Disorder

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

A few days ago, I spoke to a senior official at the World Health Organisation (WHO). I asked her if she knew how many people lived their lives on our planet without shoes. The reason I asked her [...]

Salvadorans Reject The Adoption Of Bitcoin As National Currency

By Tanya Wadhwa, People's Dispatch. -

The Popular Resistance and Rebellion Bloc, a platform that brings together 32 social organizations, movements and unions and has been at the forefront of the recent wave of anti-Bitcoin [...]

The Political Economy Of Racial Inequality

By Touré F. Reed, Dissent Magazine. -

In 1965, in response to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s anemic War on Poverty legislation, the labor and civil rights leaders A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin joined with Leon Keyserling, the [...]

Labor Day 2021: Creeping Austerity Has Arrived

Today, September 6, 2021, Labor Day in the USA, brings nothing to celebrate for American workers. As the most recent Labor Department monthly job report a few days ago revealed, job recovery [...]

US Labor’s Future May Depend On Monetary And Fiscal Policy

By Mark Weisbrot, Counter Punch. -

Labor Day is a good time to reflect upon how American workers have been doing — especially the majority who have been left behind for most of the past 40 years. From 1979 to 2018, the median [...]

The Productivity–Pay Gap Has Been Growing Since 1979

By Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute. -

The growth of inequalities is the central driver of the widening gap between the hourly compensation of a typical (median) worker and productivity—the income generated per hour of work—in recent [...]

It’s A Wage And Workers Rights Shortage

By Lane Windham, The Hill. -

As we approach Labor Day, America’s working people are deep into a protracted general strike. Millions are refusing to go back into low-wage, no-benefits jobs that require they abandon dignity [...]

Higher Pay Undercut By Years Of Wage Stagnation And Rising Inflation

By Marcus Baram, Capital & Main. -

And the recent wage growth at the low end has not helped reduce income inequality, which actually increased during the pandemic since the highest paid Americans saw sky high raises. In 2020, the [...]

Ordinary Nicaraguans Should Guide Progressive Left’s Stance

By John Perry, LA Progressive. -

Rather than acclaiming a country that is lifting itself out of poverty, it is apparently much more important to judge it against hypocritical Western standards about “democracy” and “human [...]

How Central Banks Are Fueling The Climate Crisis

By Oil Change International. -

Central banks could play a critical role in catalyzing the rapid shift of financial flows away from oil, fossil gas, and coal. However, to date, central banks have instead tinkered at the edges. [...]

Unemployment Cuts Made People Poorer Without Increasing Employment

By Matt Bruenig, Jacobin. -

Six academics, including Arin Dube and Suresh Naidu, released a paper last week estimating the impact of the massive unemployment benefit cuts that occurred in twenty-two states in June. The team [...]

Big Business Loves The Housing Crisis

By Nick Bano, Tribune Magazine. -

What’s your favourite type of landlord? It’s an odd question, but it’s one that commentators keep asking as housing crises of various types continue to take shape across the world. In a [...]

Debtors’ Unions: Indebtedness As A Source Of Collective Power

By In These Times. -

That’s the idea. In 2019, more than three quarters of U.S. households were holding some type of debt. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, 1 in 4 adults are now struggling to pay household [...]

Billions In Rent Assistance Money Withheld From Millions Facing Eviction

By Chase Lawrence, WSWS. -

Out of the $46.5 billion in funding provided for rental assistance under two bailouts enacted in December 2020 and March 2021, the vast majority has not been distributed, with only an estimated [...]