Marx And The Democratization Of Work

By Richard D. Wolff, Roarmagazine. -

Marx himself said and wrote little about the future beyond capitalism. He didn’t believe in future-gazing; no one could know how the world would evolve. Marx gave us some ideas of what might have [...]

Funding The Green New Deal Without Raising Taxes And Creating Massive Debt

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt -

The US Green New Deal envisions funding with “a combination of the Federal Reserve [and] a new public bank or system of regional and specialized public banks,” which could include banks owned [...]

Victory! Boston Challenges Corporate Control Of Our Food System

By Alexa Kaczmarski, Corporateaccountability.org -

Boston has taken a critical step forward to rebuild our broken food system and advance food justice across the city. On March 20, the city became the first on the East Coast to adopt a city-wide [...]

Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism

By Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

Anytime a politician proposes a wildly popular idea that helps ordinary people, a few grumpy conservatives will call them “socialists.” Propose to reduce college debt, help sick families, or [...]

Berkeley Sets The Bar For Municipal Support Of Worker Cooperatives

By Yassi Eskandari, Theselc.org -

Berkeley, CA -  Last month, Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a set of recommendations provided by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (Law Center) and a coalition of worker coop members [...]

A Four-Day Working Week Is Within Our Grasp

By Eleanor Penny, Redpepper.org.uk -

Whenever the government fumbles around desperately for the story they can sell as success, they often reach for the following statistic: that since the Conservatives took power in 2010, [...]

Citizen Currencies Strengthen Agricultural Supply Chains

By Françoise Wautiez, Ripess.eu -

This is the third issue of the series we started in October, on the theme of “local currencies”, after a general presentation of the advantages and challenges of local currencies through the [...]

The Global Economy Is A Time Bomb Waiting To Explode

By Marshall Auerback, Independentmediainstitute.org -

In the aftermath of the greatest financial calamity since the Great Depression, then–chief of staff for the Obama administration Rahm Emanuel made the call for aggressive action to prevent a [...]

Rigged College Admissions: One Aspect Of Rampant Social Inequity

By Leo Gerard, The National Memo. -

The children of working stiffs learned a brutal lesson this week as federal prosecutors criminally charged rich people with buying admission to elite universities for their less-than-stellar [...]

The Benefit Of The Commons: Strategies For A Brighter Future

By Staff, Islesoftheleft.org -

Commons is about sharing resources, collaborating and making decisions together without a top-down dictate. There is a variety of definitions which delve into what and how should be shared. [...]

Fixing Inequality: More Opportunity Is Not The Answer

By Claude Fischer, Madeinamericathebook.wordpress.com -

Public discussions of reducing inequality have largely focused on equalizing the opportunities for people to move up, on ideas such as universal pre-K, school reform, reducing college debt, [...]

Wall Street Mini-Tax Could Raise Maxi Revenue

By Ronald M. Glassman and Gerald E. Scorse, Dissidentvoice.org -

With great fanfare, politicians on the left are thinking big on tax reform: a 70 percent rate on incomes over $10 million, a wealth tax on the super-rich, estate taxes as high as 77 percent. With [...]

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

By Staff, Davidswanson.org -

U.S. military spending eight years ago was at $1.2 trillion per year, when one added in the nukes in the Energy Department, the Homeland Security Department, the CIA, interest on debt, veterans’ [...]

Tosepan: Resistance And Renewal In Mexico

By Alex Jensen, Localfutures.org -

Since the mid-1980s, Mexico has been a poster child for globalization. Through free trade treaties and structural adjustment policies imposed by international financial institutions, the country [...]

It’s Time To Think More Deeply About How We Can Better Uplift Our Shared Principles

By Doug O'Brien, Ncbaclusa.coop -

It has taken profound effort and sacrifice to work against entrenched prejudices in our history and cultivate the inclusive diversity that is key to our country’s special dynamism. Cooperatives [...]