Economy

Uber and Lyft drivers are planning a massive strike this week over work conditions and pay rates
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Drivers for ride-share companies Uber and Lyft are planning strikes this week in several cities as the controversy around the two companies' massive IPOs... ...[Read more]
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Why Silicon Valley is embracing universal basic income
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In a pilot study influential incubator Y Combinator will hand over cash monthly to 100 families in Oakland, California. What’s UBI’s payoff for tech entrepreneurs? ...[Read more]
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Dare to declare capitalism dead before it takes us all down with it
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The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot ...[Read more]
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Recognizing Working Class Pain ‘That Doesn’t Make CNN,’ Sanders and Rev. Barber Call for Building Truly Moral Economy
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Coinciding with the launch of a new Poor People's Campaign that plans to bring mass action and a radical anti-poverty agenda to over 40 states in the coming weeks, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined Rev. William Barber at Duke University Thursday night to ...[Read more]
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How convict labour increased inequality
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THE 13th Amendment to the constitution has prohibited slavery and indentured servitude in America since 1865. The one exception is as “punishment for crime”. As a result, prisons use their inmates as forced labour to balance the books, particularly si ...[Read more]
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Deaths of UK homeless people more than double in five years
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The number of homeless people recorded dying on streets or in temporary accommodation has more than doubled over the last five years in the UK, the Guardian can reveal. With people found dead in supermarket car parks, church graveyards and crowded hostels ...[Read more]
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The Failure Of The Globalist Fantasy
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In this super-global era, living standards for most working people in the West have stagnated and most gains have gone to the top. Establishment politicians have few answers except to blame the people themselves for having insufficient skills. People not ...[Read more]
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The Government Should Guarantee Everyone a Good Job
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Done correctly, a good-jobs guarantee would largely eliminate poverty in the United States. It would directly and radically improve the lives of long-term unemployed and “unemployable” people—particularly the black, latinx, and Native workers who su ...[Read more]
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Drastic income inequality is putting a strain on America’s social safety net
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Sharp US income inequalities are only partially offset by means-tested social programs and taxation-based transfers, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. For the top 20% richest US households, average income was more than ten ti ...[Read more]
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City of London to set up finance centre to help China’s new megacity
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The City of London has set up a “green finance centre” with a Chinese partner to fund sustainable development projects, and the first beneficiary may be Xiongan, a district earmarked by President Xi Jinping as the site for a massive new city in northe ...[Read more]
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More Americans now support a universal basic income
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Political philosopher and economist Karl Widerquist remembers a poll from 10 years ago that showed just 12 percent of Americans approved of a universal basic income. That's changed — and quickly. Today, 48 percent of Americans support it, according t ...[Read more]
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