Category Archives: Economics

History Lesson: Tax the Rich

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PRIORITIES

Letter to Editor in Monterey Herald, November 22, 2017 and San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 27, 2017 A lesson on American priorities in the age of Trump: The 2018 budget proposals call for cuts in Medicaid, Medicare, welfare, food stamps, children’s health … Continue reading

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The Billionaires Won. The Rest of Us Lost.

By Arlen Grossman It’s not your grandfather’s America anymore. Democracy in the United States has failed. So we shouldn’t be surprised when tax cuts favor the wealthy, and we see the rich growing richer and the poor losing ground. In addition, … Continue reading

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How the Labor Movement Was Destroyed

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The Sorry Plight of the Worker

A 21st-Century Form of Indentured Servitude Has Already Penetrated Deep into the American Heartland Corporations want to make sure that laborers never again have the power to tell big business how to treat them. By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ July 17,2017 … Continue reading

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Is America Past the Point of No Return?

(It may be my imagination, but Thom Hartmann appears to be channeling and expanding on my June 25 Op-Ed…..) Oligarchs representing monopolistic Big Pharma, Big Banks, and Big Retail/Fast Food are devastating us. By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ July 4, 2017 … Continue reading

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The Death Economy

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THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEVER WIN–HERE’S WHY

**Headline and first line changed from prior posting **Headlined at OpEd News, June 28 By Arlen Grossman There’s a reason most Americans don’t get what they want. Billionaires and Large Corporations own this country. Period. They make the rules and … Continue reading

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Immoral Decisions

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Losing My Religion For Equality

By Jimmy Carter/The Age/ April 27, 2017 Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God. I HAVE been a practising Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible … Continue reading

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