Evicted by Matthew Desmond review – what if the problem of poverty is that it’s profitable to other people?
‘There is an enormous amount of pain and poverty in this rich land,’ argues American sociologist Desmond in this brilliant book about housing and the lives of eight families in Milwaukee What if the dominant
Our global economy should serve rather than dominate people – and that includes factoring in the climate crisis, too Something is killing conventional economics and it’s probably an inside job. Reliance
Disney heiress Abigail Disney isn’t done calling out American CEOs for hoarding corporate profits. The 59-year-old philanthropist and filmmaker, who is the granddaughter of Walt Disney Company co-founder
Building a whole new economy will employ a lot of workers. Often the Trump Administration’s concern to create jobs has taken priority over, and been in conflict with, other important issues such as sustainability
A new paper is out insisting that the average American worker lost some $9,000 a year in income over recent decades. That is, if we compare the amount people got paid some time ago with the amount that
When the Soviet Union fell the political and economic landscape of central Eurasia shattered into a melee of disconnected, dysfunctional shards as 14 new countries suddenly emerged in tandem with a pronounced
The Most Remarkable Thing About Capitalism Is How Little We Have To Work Under Capitalist Oppression
The subject of a basic income is one very popular at present. I support it myself, not on the grounds that the robots are about to take all our jobs but just because I think it would be better than our
It’s not exactly breaking news anymore that legalizing weed brings in money. But the amounts are still staggering. For example, the first six months of legalized recreational marijuana use in Oregon brought
Column: If California’s a ‘bad state for business,’ why is it leading the nation in job and GDP growth?
State and federal statistics released as recently as Friday make it clear: California is smoking hot, economy-wise. The state gained 40,300 jobs in June and 461,000 over the year. With a gain of 2.9%,
Housing is the biggest expense for many Americans, accounting for more than 30 percent of a household’s yearly expenditures, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But housing costs can vary greatly,