Bernie in the Deep Shit: Dismal Dem Debate Reflections
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-18
Unfettered Capitalism To anyone who watched the latest Democratic presidential candidate circus ("debate") without a right-leaning bias last Tuesday, there was a clear winner: the social democrat Bernie Sanders. Smiling and confident in the wake of his recent mild heart attack, the progressive Senator from Vermont spoke eloquently against American economic inequality so extreme that…
Universal Basic Income and the 2020 Election. Redistribution by Taxing the Rich
Richard C. Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-18
UBI promoter Andrew Yang may be the first candidate for president running under a major party banner to advocate it, but he is certainly not the first in history. | The idea of UBI has been around at least since Thomas …
Right-wing networks in the German state exposed
wsws.org | 2019-10-18
Extreme Security brings together a wealth of material about violent neo-Nazi groups and right-wing extremist networks in the police, the legal system, the Bundeswehr and the secret service.
Nobel Winners in Economics Fail to Examine Structural Causes of Poverty
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-18
While it's good the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics went to researchers who study poverty, their research falls far short of describing its structural causes, says development economist David Ruccio.
Ending extreme poverty crucial to sustainable future for all: UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-17
A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children, their families and communities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on Thursday.
Fight poverty through solidarity, not charity
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-17
welfare rights Steve O'BrienIssue 1241 Australia Raise the rate NewcastleOctober 17, 2019All of us know someone who is worse off than ourselves. Chances are that person is someone barely surviving…
Real Talk Tho: Is There a More Equitable Way to Fund Development?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-16
Encouraging development without big tax breaks to developers is possible in Baltimore. While Baltimore has used hefty tax subsidies for wealthy developers to fund development in the past, there are more equitable approaches to stimulating growth that do not exacerbate the inequities that plague our city and could repair decades of racial segregation and discrimination: …
Warren and Sanders: A Wealth Tax Is Needed to Address Staggering Inequality
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-16
2020 progressive front-runners Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren pushed for a wealth tax at the fourth Democratic debate Tuesday night. We speak with senior contributor at The Intercept, Mehdi Hasan, who hosts their "Deconstructed" podcast, and David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. He is the founder and editor of DCReport.org.
Mehdi Hasan: "There Should Only Be Two Front-Runners Right Now: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-16
Twelve candidates took to the stage for the fourth round of the Democratic presidential debate in Westerville, Ohio, Tuesday to spar over healthcare, foreign policy, impeachment, gun violence, economic inequality and more. Senator Elizabeth Warren — who is now leading some national polls — repeatedly came under attack from her rivals. In the first debate since Senator Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack two weeks ago, the Vermont senator advocated for a Green New Deal, Medicare for All and a wealth tax. Former Vice President Joe Biden attacked the proposals of both Sanders and Warren and faced scru…
Homewreckers: How Wall Street, Banks & Trump's Inner Circle Used the 2008 Housing Crash to Get Rich
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-15
We speak with investigative reporter Aaron Glantz about his new book "Homewreckers," which looks at the devastating legacy of the foreclosure crisis and how much of the so-called recovery is a result of large private equity firms buying up hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes. "Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream" reveals how the 2008 housing crash decimated millions of Americans' family wealth but enriched President Donald Trump's inner circle, including Trump Cabi…
IRS Audits Poor People Far More Often Than the Wealthy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-11
Republicans gutted the IRS with New Democrat support. It ensured that the wealthy can cheat our nation with impunity, says Bill Black.
Shailly Gupta Barnes, Frances Fox Piven on Defining and Ending Poverty
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-09-27