The Flexibility Of The Worker Co-op Model

By Wendy Keats, Cecnb.ca -

Worker co-operatives are businesses that are owned by the employees. Workers pool their skills and resources to create a business in which they are both the owners and the employees. From the [...]

Manhattan: A City Of Empty Luxury Condos And Overflowing Homeless Shelters

By Staff, Boingboing.net -

New York's luxury real-estate market has been in freefall for years, and now the city's super-luxe buildings are sitting empty -- even as property prices in the city remain stubbornly high, [...]

IMF Warning: Another Potential “Great Depression”

By Mac Slavo, Shtfplan.com -

The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning that’s largely been brushed aside by mainstream media. Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the IMF, is warning that the global economy risks [...]

People In US See Economy Is Rigged For The Wealthy

By Ruth Igielnik, Pewresearch.org -

The notion that the U.S. economy is “rigged” to benefit the wealthy and special interests was a major rallying cry in the 2016 presidential election and is already resurfacing in the 2020 race. [...]

Take My Benefits—Please!

By Mark Dudzic, Newpol.org -

At the June 2019 House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Medicare for All, Texas Republican Kevin Murphy lamented, “That great health care plan that your union negotiated for you? It’s gone. [...]

Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Suicides, Study Shows

By Graison Dangor, Npr.org -

A new study suggests that raising the minimum wage might lower the suicide rate — especially when unemployment is high — and that doing so might have saved tens of thousands of people from dying [...]

The Progressive’s Guide To Corporate-Democrat Speak

By Richard J. Eskow, Economy for All -

If you’re confused, you’re not alone. Certain words and phrases are routinely used by “centrist” political candidates. By design, these terms are imprecise, emotionally charged, and often [...]

‘Just Get On And Go!’ Olympia Transit System Goes Fareless

By Tom Banse, Opb.org -

As of the New Year, no bus fare is needed to ride the Olympia area’s Intercity Transit. On Jan. 1, the transit agency became the largest in the Pacific Northwest to eliminate fare collection, [...]

Study Shows Medicare For All Could Save $600 Billion Annually

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Insurers and healthcare providers in the United States spent a staggering $812 billion on paperwork and other administrative burdens in 2017 alone, bureaucratic costs that could be dramatically [...]

Grassroots Democracy And The Social Production Of Housing

By Cira Pascual Marquina, Venezuelanalysis. -

Pobladoras is a platform of organizations that have worked in a coordinated way for some fifteen years. That is one of its great successes: a fifteen-year history connecting different expressions [...]

World’s 500 Richest People Gained $1.2 Trillion In Wealth In 2019: Analysis

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

The 500 richest people in the world, all of whom are billionaires, gained a combined $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019, further exacerbating inequities that have not been seen since the late 1920s. [...]

Inhuman Development Haunts The Globe

By David Ruccio, Real World Economics -

The wave of demonstrations sweeping across countries is a clear sign that, for all our progress, something in our globalized society is not working. Different triggers are bringing people onto [...]

Major Advances In 2019 Toward A More Democratic Economy

By Juliana Broad, The Next System Project. -

This past year, state and municipal lawmakers teamed up with community organizations to fight for—and win—a wide variety of policies and initiatives that will help foster a more democratic [...]

FERC Props Up Coal And Gas In Clime Crime Decision Subsidizing Them Against Clean Energy

By Dan Gearino, Insideclimatenews.com -

Federal energy regulators issued an order Thursday that likely will tilt the market to favor coal and natural gas power plants in the nation's largest power grid region, stretching from New [...]

Yes, The U.S. Unemployment Rate Is Low, But So Is The Job Quality Index

By Matt Higgins, Occupy.com -

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ November jobs report released on Dec. 6 showed a 50-year low unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, with 266,000 jobs added. This signals a strong economy. But [...]