Austin Groups 3-D Print Tiny Homes To Help End Homelessness

By Cindy Widner, Curbed Austin. -

Community First Village, run by Mobile Loaves and Fishes to provide permanent, personal housing and services for homeless people in Austin, had quite the breakthrough day Monday. Partnering with [...]

Medicare For All Would Cut Poverty By Over 20 Percent

By Matt Bruenig, People's Policy Project. -

The Census released its annual income, poverty, and health insurance statistics earlier this week. The summary report shows that 8 million of the nation’s 42.5 million poor people would not be [...]

How Domestic Workers Built America’s First Co-Op Franchise

By Aaron Fernando, Shareable.net -

The United States currently has an infinitesimally small sector of worker-owned cooperative businesses, accounting for only 6,800 workers out of a labor force of over 160 million. Although US [...]

Prospects For Gas Pipelines In The Era Of Clean Energy

By Mark Dyson, Grant Glazer, and Charles Teplin, Rmi.org -

Over the past 20 years, the United States has expanded natural gas use dramatically for electricity generation. With persistent low gas prices, the industry continues to plan new gas [...]

Medicine For All: The Case For A Public Option In The Pharmaceutical Industry

By Dana Brown, Thenextsystem.org -

Too many Americans are suffering and dying prematurely because we have ceded control over a key part of our infrastructure for public health—the pharmaceutical industry—to unaccountable [...]

Activists Follow The Money Fueling Amazon Fires

By Negin Owliaei and Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Inequality.org -

While the world watches in horror as fires rage on in the Amazon, activists are shining a light on the big businesses destroying what’s popularly known as the “lungs of the Earth.” On September [...]

400 Years After Slavery’s Start, No More Band-Aids

By Jessicah Pierre, Inequality.org -

Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in Virginia. Slavery is often reduced to a crime of America’s long-ago past. But enslaved labor created the [...]

Apartment Complex Built Exclusively For The Homeless Opens In San Jose

By John Vibes, Truth Theory -

A new apartment complex built exclusively for the homeless was recently opened in San Jose, California. The development is called Second Street Studios, and it is the first property of its kind [...]

What Is The True Unemployment Rate In The US?

By Jack Rasmus from his blog -

The real unemployment rate is probably somewhere between 10%-12%. Here’s why: the 3.7% is the U-3 rate, per thelabor dept. But that’s the rate only for full time employed. What the labor dept. [...]

The Plan For A National Homes Guarantee

By The Next System Project. -

Everyone living in the United States should have safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing: a Homes Guarantee. People’s Action, with the assistance of Democracy [...]

The Future Of U.S. Jobs Looks Bleak. Unions Are the Answer.

By Heidi Shierholz, Inthesetimes.com -

We were just handed a wake-up call. Newly released numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics project that six of the ten occupations expected to have the most total job growth over the [...]

Tax The Rich Before The Rest

By Chuck Collins, Otherwords.org -

Presidential candidates should take a pledge: The middle class should not pay one dollar more in new taxes until the super-rich pay their fair share. Already candidates are outlining ambitious [...]

Labor Day 2019: Surveys Show Wages NOT Rising & Jobs 500,000 Fewer

By Staff, Jackrasmus.com -

What’s the condition of the US working class on this Labor Day 2019? Wages and Jobs are of course the best indicators of that condition. So let’s look at wages and jobs today in America. What we [...]

Labour’s Inclusive Ownership Funds Should Be Fine

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

The Financial Times published an alarmist front-page story about Labour’s Inclusive Ownership Funds proposal over the weekend. The headline of the story is that “UK’s Labour would cost companies [...]

Move Over Wall Street, People’s Banks Are Coming To Replace You

By Phoenix Goodman, Truthout.org -

A specter is haunting Wall Street: the public banking movement, which vows to replace private banks’ influence in public affairs. This movement is gaining traction in states and cities across the [...]