The destruction of the middle class

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Covid Spikes in Europe, US Before Winter Is Here

Covid is clearly not going away any time soon. The fact that things are looking bad this early does not bode well for the winter.

UVA Health Still Squeezing Money From Patients — By Seizing Their Home Equity

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 9:50pm in

Property liens are the hidden icebergs of patient medical debt, legal experts say, lying unseen, often for decades, before they surface to claim hard-won family savings or inheritance proceeds.

AOC and Other Top Progressives Urge Biden—If Elected—to Deny K Street, Wall Street Execs Top Cabinet Posts

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 18/10/2020 - 8:55pm in

Progressives pen letter to Biden asking him not to staff his administration with the usual corporate suspects; fat chance!

Latest Election Stunt Proves Uber and Lyft Are Their Own Worst Political Enemies

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 5:08pm in

Quelle surprise! Uber and Lyft are acting in bad faith in their struggles to get out of being classified as employers.

Corporate Law Consequences: Amy Coney Barrett Nomination

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 12:55am in

Quick take on what the Amy Coney Barrett appointment means for various areas of corporate law and why Republicans are so keen to confirm her.

Low Labour Shortages Can Help Explain Sluggish Wage Growth

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 9:50pm in

Real-time indicators based on qualitative survey data provided an overly optimistic picture of labour market conditions and wage growth in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth: How Deep Will the Depression Get?

Rana Roroohar and Mark Blyth discuss the elections, tech, China, and Covid v. recovery with Paul Jay.

Yanis Varoufakis: How Progressives Could Still Win the 21st Century

Could progressives obtain power through a Progressive International movement?

Election Violence in November? Here’s What the Research Says

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/10/2020 - 7:20pm in

Why worries about violence and worse, fascism come the fall are largely suburban pearl-clutching as opposed to well-founded fears.

Shareholder Capitalism’s Ugly Legacy

Debunking some of Milton Friedman's destructive ideas, such shareholders, who only have residual claims in a company, ought to come first.