Governments help ameliorate inequality by providing essential services to all citizens, rich or poor. The water crisis in Flint demonstrates the necessary and beneficial role of a strong public sector.
Congress could put 300,000 people back to work this month if it acted immediately to
provide direct support for local school districts.
California can and should find the $1 billion it needs to maintain its current bare-bones CalWORKs support.
Austerity is a political decision, not an economic one. It benefits the few at the expense of the many.
The US economy has been growing since July 2009. So why aren’t things improving in the US realonomy?
Despite right-wing rhetoric to the contrary, the size of America’s governments has been shrinking for more than 35 years.
Government workers are standing against a wave of austerity that threatens to swamp us all.
A new report from the Boston-based United for a Fair Economy stands our current state and local tax system on its head and, in the process, powerfully dramatizes the utter illogic of the ongoing national wave of public service cutbacks in everything from schools to fire stations.