In the Worst of Times, the Billionaire Elite Plunder Working Class America

by Nick Baker, published on Socialist Action, September 5, 2020 In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented economic collapse, mass unemployment, hunger and desperation, the stock market is booming and the richest of the rich are richer than ever before. Since March, more than 58 million people in the U.S. have filed for unemployment. The Internal Revenue Service now[…]

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Mass Unemployment is a Failure of Capitalism

by Richard D. Wolff, published on NewsClick, May 10, 2020 The difficulties caused to workers by record unemployment during the pandemic are a product of capitalism. Most of the time, employers decide to hire or fire workers depending on which choice maximizes employers’ profits. Profit, not the full employment of workers nor of means of production, is “the bottom line”[…]

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Remaking The Economy For The People

The Decade Of Transformation Is Here: Remaking The Economy For The People Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, March 29, 2020 The pandemic, economic collapse and the government’s response to them are going to not only determine the 2020 election but define the future for this decade and beyond. People are seeing the failure of the US[…]

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COVID-19 and Black Workers

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report:Freedom Rider, April 1, 2020 The gross inequalities and declining standards of life in the US are magnified by the corona crisis, pushing already marginalized populations to the brink. “The supposedly great nation is just a failed state with a big army and a powerful oligarchy.” There is an old saying that if America[…]

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