Economy

Why Universal Basic Income Is Not the Solution We Think It Is

Why Universal Basic Income Is Not the Solution We Think It Is
The racial wealth gap is real. But a guaranteed income is not going to fix it.
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New Research Exposes "Stealth Politics" of America's 100 Richest Billionaires

New Research Exposes "Stealth Politics" of America's 100 Richest Billionaires
Decade-long analysis shows "most U.S. billionaires have given large amounts money—and many have engaged in intense activity—to advance unpopular, inequality-exacerbating, highly conservative economic policies."
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Poll:Clear Majority of Americans Prefer Rolling Back Trump Tax Cuts to Reduce Deficit

Poll:Clear Majority of Americans Prefer Rolling Back Trump Tax Cuts to Reduce Deficit
"Working families shouldn't have to pay for the GOP tax bill. The rich and big corporations must pay their fair share of taxes!"
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Less Than Year After GOP Tax Scam, Six Biggest Banks Already Raked in $9 Billion in Extra Profits

Less Than Year After GOP Tax Scam, Six Biggest Banks Already Raked in $9 Billion in Extra Profits
Wall Street's latest earning report provides further evidence of "just how rigged the system is against working people and the middle class."
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Facebook Is Letting Job Advertisers Target Only Men

Facebook Is Letting Job Advertisers Target Only Men
A review found that 15 employers in the past year, including Uber, have advertised jobs on Facebook exclusively to one sex, with many of the ads playing to stereotypes.
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Robert Reich: The Three Big Lessons We Didn’t Learn from the Economic Crisis

Robert Reich: The Three Big Lessons We Didn’t Learn from the Economic Crisis
America should have learned three big lessons from the crisis. We didn’t, to our continuing peril.
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GOP plan takes food stamps away from 2 million Americans in need

GOP plan takes food stamps away from 2 million Americans in need
Trump and Republicans have spent months trying to kick needy Americans off of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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What Just Happened? $30 Trillion to the Richest White Americans Since 2008

What Just Happened? $30 Trillion to the Richest White Americans Since 2008
While wealth continues to rush, not trickle, upwards, low-income families are going backwards as the average net worth for the poorest half of America decreased from $11,000 to $8,000 since the 2008 financial crash
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Check Your Wallet: Can You Find the $4,000 Trump Promised You?

Check Your Wallet: Can You Find the $4,000 Trump Promised You?
The GOP tax cuts have also added almost $2 trillion to the deficit. Now Republicans are trying to cover the hole they created by cutting critical public services that are important to working families.
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I've been paying my student loans for seven years. Somehow I owe more than when I graduated.

I've been paying my student loans for seven years. Somehow I owe more than when I graduated.
In the last 10 years alone, the number of people like me who owe at least $100,000 in student loans has quadrupled.
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