The destruction of the middle class

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J & J Agrees to Pay New York $230 Million to Settle Opioids Lawsuit; Global Settlement Soon?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 27/06/2021 - 11:55pm in

New York State and J & J Agree on an opioids settlement, which should increase pressure for a global, multi-state settlement with the opioids industry.

James Galbraith: China and Supply Chains – The White House Review’s Focus on US Dependence

Despite brave talk about restoring manufacturing in America, extended supply chains and the position of China are insurmountable impediments.

Unions Demand Pelosi and Schumer Include Lower Medicare Age, Drug Pricing Reform in Infrastructure Plan

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 17/06/2021 - 8:57pm in

Unions urge Biden and Congress to include expanded Medicare eligibility and prescription drug pricing reform in the infrastructure plan.

Biden Taps Lina Khan to Chair the FTC

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 16/06/2021 - 11:55pm in

Hours after the Senate confirmed her nomination to the FTC, Biden tapped noted Big Tech critic Lina Khan to chair the agency.

There Is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 12/06/2021 - 8:47pm in

Conservatives and corporate employers are weaving an insidious web of myths, lies and exaggerations to justify maintaining low-wage jobs.

The United Mine Workers Strike at Warrior Met Coal

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/06/2021 - 2:25am in

The issues and the cast of characters at Warrior Met Coal.

Head Start’s Long-Run Impacts on Human Capital and Labor-Market Outcomes

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/06/2021 - 11:55pm in

A large-scale preschool program – even one with less per-child expenditures than model preschools – can deliver long-run benefits to students.

Rethinking Unemployment: From Adam Smith to Marx “Reserve Army of the Unemployed” to the Neoliberal War on Full Employment

Unemployment as a balancing act between workers ‘fearing the sack’ and employers ‘fearing the quit," with employers usually winning out.

Bob Pollin: Modest Inflation Is Good for Workers

If inflation is linked to higher wages, that’s not bad for workers, says Bob Pollin of the Political Economy Research Institute in Amherst.

When Is a Co-Op Not a Co-Op? When Vested Interests in California Want to Keep Platform Workers From Having Power

California Assembly Bill 1319 is a convoluted scheme to create so-called co-ops designed to keep gig workers disempowered.