The destruction of the middle class

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Why Capitalism Is in Constant Conflict With Democracy

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 4:52pm in

A high level, if flawed, critique of democracy American style.

Stimulus Talks on Verge of Failure as Both Sides Trade Blame

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/08/2020 - 8:41pm in

No news on the stimulus front is very very bad news.

International Trade Has Cost Americans Millions of Jobs. Investing in Communities Might Offset Those Losses

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 11:55pm in

After too many years of "Let them eat training," a more practical answer to trade-induced job losses.

Remembering John Weeks

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 7:49pm in

John Weeks was a leading critic of economic orthodoxy who dedicated his life to building a better world.

How’s Your Economy, Small Businesses Death Watch Edition

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 6:25pm in

A reader query focused on small businesses.

Quelle Surprise: NYT Article on U.S. Contact Tracing Deficiencies Doesn’t Fall for Big Tech’s Claim that Effective Contact Tracing Requires an App, But Fails to See What Good Health Care Has to Do with It

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 31/07/2020 - 11:55pm in

NYT piece on contact tracing doesn't see what good health care has to do with why some of these efforts elsewhere have worked well.

Thomas Frank: Liberal Elites Will Create Conditions for Another Trump

Thomas Frank: If Biden and the corporate Democrats continue to deny the concerns of populist movements, they ensure a new Trump will emerge

Thomas Frank: Corporate Democrats Idolize FDR, but Hate His Policies and the Populists That Supported Him

Thomas Frank discuss how Democrats try to have it both ways, wrapping themselves in FDR's good name while dissing pretty much everything he stood for.

More on Deaths of Despair: New Study Links Early Job Loss to Higher Rates of Overdose Deaths and Suicides

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 5:33pm in

Another look at deaths of despair confirms the danger of job loss and even too-early retirement.