Posts in: economy

French Yellow Vest protests spread

February 2019

The massive protest that is boiling over into other countries needs anti-capitalist politics to fulfill its promise.

Renewed attacks on Social Security: scare tactics and shell games

February 2019

The government and politicians are lying about “insufficient” funds. Actually, there is enough money to fully fund checks through 2034 and to pay 79 percent of payments through 2095, UNLESS they manage to steal it from Social Security.

Poverty by design

December 2018

Why worker’s paychecks can’t pay the bills — in the richest country in the world.

Trump’s NAFTA publicity stunt

October 2018

While endlessly covering Trump’s false NAFTA-supplanting deal with Mexico at the end of August, the U.S. press avoided reporting on how very bad any free trade agreement is for the working class.

Big business 1, homeless 0

August 2018

Amazon led the crusade to kill a progressive “head tax” in Seattle, designed to alleviate the city’s homeless crisis.

HUD refuses to desegregate housing

June 2018

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson calls rules against racist segregation a “failed socialist experiment.”