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The Consequences of Inequality Can Be Fatal

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 11:55pm in

A compliation of some of the costs of inequality, updated for the Covid-19 era.

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.

Thomas Frank: Populism is Not Mob Rule

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 6:50pm in

Liberal elites see mass movements as endangering their 'educated and wise leadership’. Populism and anti-populism has deep roots in American history.

Unequal Consequences of COVID-19 Across Age and Income

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/07/2020 - 6:57pm in

A six-country look at who is affected by Covid-19 and what there responses tend to be.

Indian Farmers Are Staring at Suicide as Modi Government Looks the Other Way

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 11:55pm in

An account from India on farmer suicide and why many could have been prevented.

Are American Colleges and Universities the Next Covid Casualties?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 7:03pm in

Colleges and universities need to be saved, not only from financial ruin, but also, all too often, from themselves.

Trudeau government should spend more on affordable housing and homelessness

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 7:15am in

On July 21, the Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan was released. The document aims to provide public policy direction to Canada’s federal government, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

I was author of the Recovery Plan’s chapter on affordable housing and homelessness, which can be accessed here.

Trudeau government should spend more on affordable housing and homelessness

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 7:15am in

On July 21, the Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan was released. The document aims to provide public policy direction to Canada’s federal government, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

I was author of the Recovery Plan’s chapter on affordable housing and homelessness, which can be accessed here.

There Can Be No Equality Without a Dramatic Renewal of Employment Opportunity for All American Workers

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 18/07/2020 - 5:52pm in

Workers, and above all black workers, lost out when unions came under attack and corporate profiteering and short-termism became the norm.

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