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Applications for New Businesses Have a Double-WTF Moment

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 17/04/2021 - 7:02pm in

Federal data says new businesses are being formed in droves. But PPP fraud complicates this otherwise positive picture.

Daunte Wright’s Killing Makes the Case for Shrinking Police Budgets

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 16/04/2021 - 1:57pm in

The failure to rein in police shootings of people of color is leading to new calls to defund the police. Top Dems remains silent.

Pricey Learning Pods Are Now Helping Vulnerable Students. Will the Trend Survive the Pandemic?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 8:50pm in

A case study of the "innovation" of learning pods, and why they are being promoted as an alternative to remote instruction.

Whither AOC?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 8:01pm in

Trying to make sense of AOC's gambit of giving $160,000 at $5,000 a pop to Dem Congresscritters who mainly hate her.

Lessons from the First New Deal for the Next One

Whether it is called “Build Back Better” or a Green New Deal, it is imperative to reject the false dichotomy of “jobs against climate.”

Only Multilateral Cooperation Can Stop Harmful Tax Competition

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 11:55pm in

International tax reform, to check multinational tax avoidance, has made perilously little progress. Will Yellen's backing make a difference?

UNCTAD’s Richard Kozul-Wright on the Post-COVID World Economy: Out of the Frying Pan… Into the Fire?

Kozul-Wright warns that for a sustainable Covid-19 recovery, it is key to abandon policies that concentrate economic power and wealth

Expose at Pennsylvania’s Biggest Public Pension Fund Reveals Lavish Private Equity Travel, But Misses How It Serves as a Bribe

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/04/2021 - 7:29pm in

Pennsylvania pension fund PSERS is under the hot lights for pricey travel. And its explanations only confirm its capture by private equity.

Measuring Human Capital: Learning Matters More than Schooling

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 11/04/2021 - 8:45pm in

Global progress in learning has been limited over the past two decades, even as enrolment in primary and secondary education has increased

Michael Hudson Asks Our Readers: If Democracy Winds Up Creating Financial Dominance, What Do We Call China?

Michael Hudson seeks reader input on what to call modern governments not run by traditional nobles or financial interests.