US manufacturing out vs employment 1947 - 2011
economy

A Note on Jobs & Unemployment – revised

A Note on Jobs & Unemployment Original publication date – 12/27/2016; Revised – 12/31/2017 As the presidential campaign of 2016 fades away and the Trump Era begins, we find a national scene without any real discussion of the facts of jobs and unemployment and what the future might bring. Trump --->> read more -->>
economy

Recently Noted – A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America by Ed Pilkington

Recently Noted – A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America by Ed Pilkington In the Time of Republican Transfers of Income and Wealth to the Rich and Corporations A friend pointed me to this article in 12/15/2017 The Guardian, “A journey through a land of extreme --->> read more -->>
Economic Downturn and Legacy of Bush Policies Continue to Drive Large Deficits
economy

Deficits, Deficits – the rhetoric of the forthcoming attacks on the poor

Deficits, Deficits – the rhetoric of the forthcoming attacks on the poor Republicans Create Bigger Deficits Then Blame The Entitled Poor The Republicans have given huge tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations thereby ballooning the deficit by more than $1.5 trillion. Now, they will start making big noises about --->> read more -->>
Deere cotton picker
free-market ideology

Cotton and the Miracle of the Self-Regulating Market

Market Automaticity A central feature of free-market, neoliberal ideology is the automaticity of the market, the self-regulating market. As I describe in my keynote essay, “What Is Market Capitalism and Why Do We Need to Understand It?“: The market mechanism mobilizes capital investment assigning it to best uses, provides automatic --->> read more -->>
No Picture
empire

Cost of War – $5.6 trillion for US wars 2001-2017

Cost of War – $5.6 trillion for US wars 2001-2017 The Watson Institute at Brown University has just released an updated report: United States Budgetary Costs of Post 9/11 Wars Through FY2018: A Summary of the $5.6 Trillion in Costs for the US Wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Post --->> read more -->>
family

Vicious Republicans Attack Children’s Health Insurance Program

CHIP has been defunded by the vicious Republican Party. Nearly 9 million children are loosing their health insurance as states run out of funds. The Congress, controlled by the vicious Republican Party that is more focused on getting a sexual predator elected in Alabama than worrying about mere children, has --->> read more -->>