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Inside The Tax-Cut = Job Growth Myth

Washington – Riding a tide of tax cuts and rising profits over four decades, the captains of Corporate America have shifted $1 trillion each year from the paychecks of middle class Americans into massive payoffs to Wall Street investors and CEO pay packages. And now they want you to believe, once again, that cutting corporate […]

What About Our Jobs? Mr. Trump

Washington –  When President Trump flew to Wisconsin recently to tout his “Buy American, Hire American” mantra, he was greeted by one worker carrying a sign that betrayed frustration among his political base: “Wall Street Got Theirs. Where’s MY infrastructure JOB?” A surprising answer came this week from Infosys, an Indian outsourcing firm that was […]

Election Focus – The Middle Class

Olga, WA – If Donald Trump can get over his nonsense about President Obama being the “Founder” of ISIS and his hassling Gold Star families and fellow Republicans,  Campaign 2016 can get to America’s core issue – economic inequality and the rival pitches of Clinton and Trump of a better deal for the middle class. […]

Boosting The Middle Class – America’s “Job Creators”

Washington – Economists call it “the Virtuous Circle of Growth.” It’s the dead opposite of “trickle down economics.” The core idea is that a well-paid middle class is the engine of America’s economic growth. In other words, America’s job creators are the 99%, not the 1%. That was the economic concept that powered America’s remarkable […]

Campaign 2016 – The Rise of Wedge Economics

Washington – Given Donald Trump’s gutter politics – his foul mouth, his racist bigotry, his dark nativism, you have to ask yourself, “How does he keep winning?” and “Why does he so alarm the Republican Establishment?” And the answer lies not so much in personality politics, but in something more explosive:  Trump’s heresy against orthodox […]

So Washington’s Stuck. Here’s How We’re Moving Ahead.

The decision by Los Angeles to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 has national significance far beyond the powerful impact it will have on the incomes and lives of an estimated 400,000 workers in LA. For not only does it put pressure on the rest of California, New York, Chicago […]

What’s Bugging Wall Street This Spring?

Spring means pollen are in the air. This year, several mischievous species of pollen – the kind of alien economic thought-germs that aggravate the allergies of Wall Street orthodoxy. For starters, Wall Street found itself playing host to Etsy, a so-called Benefit Corporation, an upstart Brooklyn-based artist’s marketplace that strays from the ideology of pure […]

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