How Accurate Are The US Jobs Numbers?

By Jack Rasmus, Counterpunch.org -

While the Current Establishment Survey (CES) Report (covering large businesses) shows 263,000 jobs created last month, the Current Population Survey (CPS) second Labor Dept. report (that covers [...]

Lesson From History: How Bronze Age Rulers Simply Canceled Debts

By Michael Hudson, Evonomics.com -

There has been an explosion of discussion about whether to cancel student debts. Critics of the idea point out that wealthy people would be the main gainers, posing moral hazard. The debate has [...]

The Social And Solidarity Economy Is A Workable Alternative To Capitalism

By Ana Álvaro Moreno, Adrián Gallero Moreiras, Miguel Ángel Martínez del Arco, Equaltimes.org -

The social and solidarity economy (SSE) is an economic phenomenon in the full throes of expansion throughout the European Union, as well as other parts of the world. This is no doubt partly the [...]

Top 5 Reasons To Choose A Community Bank Or Credit Union

By Stacy Mitchell, Ilsr.org -

Most locally owned banks and credit unions offer the same array of services, from online bill paying to debit and credit cards, at much lower cost than big banks. Average fees at small banks and [...]

Sign Of Hope Or Worry? When The Dollar Store Comes To Town

By Patrik Jonsson, Csmonitor.com -

On a “mission to save my neighborhood,” Burnell Cotlon, an Army veteran, built his Lower 9th Ward Market literally by hand, shingle by shingle. Today, his counter wall features cameo shots with [...]

The Radical Way Berlin Plans To Solve Its Housing Crisis

By Emily Schultheis, Huff Post. -

Berlin ― A sea of placards streamed across Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, a large public square under the shadow of the city’s massive TV tower, with bold messages daubed in paint and printed across [...]

Public And Cooperative Sector Contribution To Innovation

By Leo Sammallahti, Coop.exchange -

There is a widespread belief that the driving force of innovation is competition between companies. The government is viewed as an obstacle holding back the full potential of entrepreneurs with [...]

A Cure For Excessive Wealth Disorder

By Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

This isn’t your parents’ inequality influenza, but a more virulent strain of extreme disparities of income, wealth, and opportunity. Just 400 billionaires have as much wealth as nearly two-thirds [...]

Why Can’t We Close The Racial Wealth Gap?

By Brentin Mock, Citylab.com -

If the college cheating scandal has reinforced anything, it’s that one of the primary advantages of being wealthy is that the wealthy can buy more advantages. This helps explain why African [...]

How My Republican Parents Convinced Me The U.S. Needs Single-Payer Healthcare

By V. R. Craft, Millennialpolitics.co -

Twice, my Republican mother has almost died from a lack of affordable health care, but she still hates the idea of a single-payer system. The first time she almost died she was at age 21. Her [...]

When Cities Shut The Water Off

By Maureen Taylor, Inequality.org -

In 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department started its most recent egregious campaign of mass water shutoffs that targeted low-income, residential customers who were behind in payments. [...]

It’s The For-Profit Health Care Industry Telling Us We Can’t Afford Medicare For All

By Salomeh Keyhani, Economy For All   -

The most important question about Medicare for All is a simple one: If other industrialized countries can afford to offer high-quality universal health care to their citizens, why can’t the [...]

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 [...]