Category: Globalization

Peter Goodman: “Davos Man”

How Billionaires Devour the World & Fuel Global Inequality, Prolonging the Pandemic

K.J. Noh: The U.S. Makes a Mockery of Treaties and International Law

The United States claims it is operating under a “rules-based order”—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes

Candice Bernd: Nursing Unions Say For-Profit Health Care Is Driving Omicron Staffing Crisis

“We need our employers and our elected officials at the federal state and local levels to give us protections based on science, not just what’s good for business.”

Peter Bohmer: U.S. Economy, Omicron, and Moving Forward

We have the opportunity to build and participate in these social movements, in minor and major ways, while educating ourselves and not isolating ourselves alone or in small cliques

Olivia Alperstein: Taxing the World’s Richest Would Raise US $2.52 Trillion a Year

A new analysis by the Fight Inequality Alliance, Institute for Policy Studies, Oxfam, and Patriotic Millionaires found a shocking rise in global wealth among the world’s richest people despite deepening inequality during the pandemic

Joyce Chediac: Hospital greed caused nurse shortage, not COVID-19

The country’s largest nurse labor union maintains that hospitals are deliberately understaffing units and forcing nurses to work long hours to increase profits

Maanvi Singh: California Could Become the First US State to Offer Universal Health Care

The bills to create and fund universal healthcare face opposition from powerful lobbies for doctors and insurance companies

Patrick Bond: Latest IMF controversy unveils biased policies and a Harvard economist’s skewed views

It’s a time when we really need the Bretton Woods Institutions to start a rapid winding down, as part of a true global effort to build back better

Jake Johnson: Meat Industry Price Gouging

The Congressional Progressive Caucus on Tuesday joined family farm advocates in applauding President Joe Biden’s new executive action plan targeting “price gouging”

Jeremy Menchik: I’m resigning from Moderna vaccine trials

Confessions of a ‘human guinea pig’

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