economy

Single-payer: a healthy start

April 2009

Working people in the U.S. have long demanded changes to a medical system that places private profit before their health needs. But now that the failing capitalist economy itself is… Read more »

GM predicament not so complicated

April 2009

Auto giant GM’s problems are not nearly as complex as the pundits and politicians and economic wizards want us to believe. Saving GM senior management and bondholders’ wealth is the… Read more »

Blacks and joblessness: the toll of racism

April 2009

The U.S. economic upheaval – the worst since the Great Depression that began in 1929 – is destroying jobs, housing, retirement plans, healthcare, education and social services at every level…. Read more »

What killed the auto industry?

August 2009

To hear pundits talk, the U.S. economy will rebound after the stock and credit markets heal. Consumers will then regain “confidence.” But the bankruptcy of General Motors (GM) and Chrysler… Read more »