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  • 12.01.17

    You're The Real Job Creator

    As the GOP tax plan, officially known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, awaits reconciliation with the House, the threat of a mounting deficit is once again in the news....

    As the GOP tax plan, officially known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, awaits reconciliation with the House, the threat of a mounting deficit is once again in the news. 

  • 09.26.17

    Dr. Cornel West comments on NFL Protests on Anderson Cooper 360

    Philosophy professor at Harvard and Founding Fellow of the Sanders Institute Dr. Cornel West debates Trump supporter Paris Dennard on Tuesday's edition of CNN's 'Anderson Cooper 360' about the president's feud with NFL and what role race plays in the culture war....

    Philosophy professor at Harvard and Founding Fellow of the Sanders Institute Dr. Cornel West debates Trump supporter Paris Dennard on Tuesday's edition of CNN's 'Anderson Cooper 360' about the president's feud with NFL and what role race plays in the culture war. 

  • 03.24.17

    Senator Bernie Sanders’ Economic Advisor Shreds Trumponomics

    In this article about a paper by Stephanie Kelton's on the current state of the economy after the 2008 recession and "recovery." The article and Kelton argue that "there may be no more room for economic recovery given the economy has reached its true employment potential, or as Kelton puts it, " output is near its...

    In this article about a paper by Stephanie Kelton's on the current state of the economy after the 2008 recession and "recovery."

    The article and Kelton argue that "there may be no more room for economic recovery given the economy has reached its true employment potential, or as Kelton puts it, ” output is near its full employment ceiling not because the economy rose to its potential but because we lowered the definition of what we believe our nation’s productive capacity to be. It’s a bit like giving up on the idea that your child is capable of achieving straight As, relaxing the goal to a 2.0 GPA, and then celebrating when he presents you with across-the-board Cs.”"

    The article is critical of some of the possible outcomes of the new administration's economic policies.

  • 03.04.17

    Interview With Senator Nina Turner: Right-To-Work Laws Are Weakening The Middle Class And The Economy

    In this interview, Senator Nina Turner talks about her time in the Ohio State Senate and the issues that are most important to her. For Senator Turner, these issues include women's rights - "During her time in the Ohio Senate, Turner fought for legislation that would level the playing field for women and men-inclu...

    In this interview, Senator Nina Turner talks about her time in the Ohio State Senate and the issues that are most important to her.

    For Senator Turner, these issues include women's rights - "During her time in the Ohio Senate, Turner fought for legislation that would level the playing field for women and men—including introducing the “Viagra bill,” which would subject men to the same scrupulous levels of regulations women face over their reproductive choices"  as well as workers rights - "Workers' wages are not keeping up with inflation. Their wages are not on pace with the amount of work that they do. We work harder and longer in this country, and still people’s wages are not keeping up with that."

     

  • 01.04.17

    5 Facts About The Minimum Wage

    The Pew Research Center produces 5 facts about the minimum wage using their own public opinion data, as well as research from other reports and prominent sources. The 5 facts are: 1. Adjusted for inflation, the federal minimum wage peaked in 1968 2. Less than half (45%) of the 2.6 million hourly workers who were ...Read More

  • 10.02.16

    Facing Up To Income Inequality

    Jeffrey Sachs begins this article with a description of stagnating incomes "While household median incomes have stagnated since the late 1990s, the inflation-adjusted earnings of poorer households have stagnated for even longer, roughly 40 years" while higher income households have seen substantial increases. Sac...

    Jeffrey Sachs begins this article with a description of stagnating incomes "While household median incomes have stagnated since the late 1990s, the inflation-adjusted earnings of poorer households have stagnated for even longer, roughly 40 years" while higher income households have seen substantial increases. 

    Sachs describes that there are three main factors that contribute to this income inequality: technology, trade, and politics.

    Technology has raised demand for higher skilled, higher educated workers and has increased income for those groups while leaving other groups behind. While trade has increased competition for lower skilled industrial workers. Finally, politics in the United States has not tended to favor the working class and instead it benefits those who can pay for lobbying.

    Sachs then investigates the policies in the U.S. compared to those in other countries using the Gini index (a measure of income inequality varies between 0 - full income equality across households, and 1 - full-income inequality, in which one household has all the income) to compare countries both through market income and disposable income. He finds that the net distibution in the U.S. is especially low when compared to many other first world countries and ends with the statement that "these income comparisons underscore that America's high inequality is a choice, not an irreversible law of modern world economy."

     

  • 09.01.16

    Harry Belafonte On Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest

    In this interview, Harry Belafonte describes his reaction to the Kaepernick National Anthem Protest - where Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in protest against the treatment of African Americans in the United States. Belafonte states that he thinks that Kaepernick was not only right in doing it b...

    In this interview, Harry Belafonte describes his reaction to the Kaepernick National Anthem Protest - where Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in protest against the treatment of African Americans in the United States. 

    Belafonte states that he thinks that Kaepernick was not only right in doing it but that it was a "noble and courageous act." He states, "It takes a lot of courage to stand up in the face of that onslaught and not bend to the wind."

    The backlash that Kaepernick has received due to his protest is very similar to situations that Belafonte found himself in during the height of his career. Belafonte describes that during his most successful years, "The machinery of oppression was always trying to discredit me" by attempting to portray him as a communist and anti-American.

    Belafonte ends the interview by describing his disappointment that other black athletes and celebrities have not joined Kaepernick in his protest and brought to light more African American issues. 

    Tags: NFL, Civil Rights
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