Economy

AOC Slams GOP Representative for Calling to End Unemployment Insurance Which Already Ended
“Y’all already [ended unemployment insurance] over a month ago despite everyone having data that ending [unemployment insurance] doesn’t push people back to work,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response. “Conservatives love to act like they’re ‘f ...[Read more]
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Leaked Email Shows Verizon Pushing Employees to Oppose Corporate Tax Hike
The company sent an email to employees with a link to a tax-opposing form letter to send their elected representatives. ...[Read more]
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It is devastating: the millennials who would love to have kids but can’t afford a family
They are working three jobs, changing careers or moving to faraway areas with affordable housing in order to drum up enough money for children of their own. Sadly the numbers still don't add up ...[Read more]
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Progressive Dems Offer Simple, Brilliant Path Forward for Build Back Better Act
Despite the panicked noises coming from the press, a breakthrough on the Build Back Better Act appears to be at hand. ...[Read more]
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Philanthropy Is a Scam
The superrich often claim their philanthropy is meant to “change the world.” But it’s really meant to keep it exactly the way it is. ...[Read more]
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$11 for “brief emotion”? The hidden charges of US healthcare are utterly enraging
A woman tweeted her invoice for mole removal in a US hospital showing one of the many small, insidious charges that add up to millions each year ...[Read more]
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Merck Sells Federally Financed Covid Pill to U.S. for 40 Times What It Costs to Make
The Covid-19 treatment molnupiravir was developed using funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. ...[Read more]
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‘Milestone Moment’ for Labor as 98% of Major TV-Film Union Votes to Strike
"Exactly the kind of mass-movement organizing we need right now," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said of the TV and film workers' union vote. ...[Read more]
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More Than Half of US’s 100 Richest People Dodge Estate Taxes Via Special Trusts
The estate tax can be easily avoided by exploiting a loophole unwittingly created by Congress three decades ago. ...[Read more]
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Don’t the Rich Deserve to Keep Their Money?
Wealth is socially created — redistribution just allows more people to enjoy the fruits of their labor. ...[Read more]
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Big Pharma Greed ‘Literally Killing Americans,’ Sanders Says Outside Drug Lobby HQ
"How many people need to die, how many people need to get unnecessarily sicker, before Congress is prepared to take on the greed of the prescription drug industry?" ...[Read more]
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