Economics

Ronald Reagan’s Racially Motivated Speeches And Tax Cuts (Video)

Ronald Reagan’s Racially Motivated Speeches And Tax Cuts (Video)

This video clip  recalls how Ronald Reagan – “the great communicator” – used racial tensions. In this interview with Bill Moyers, Ian Haney López discusses how Ronald Reagan used “racial tensions to sway middle-class white Americans to vote for policies not in their self-interest.” As reported by Moyers & Co., “In Dog Whistle Politics, author […]

Can States Afford NOT To Legalize Pot? – Video

Can States Afford NOT To Legalize Pot? – Video

After Colorado earned 184 million dollars in marijuana taxes, should other states consider legalization? Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee released a report projecting “revenue of about $610 million from retail and medical marijuana from Jan. 1 of [2014] to June 30, 2015,” resulting in about about $184 million in tax revenue from marijuana in the first […]

Jimmy Carter Warned Us In 2013: The Middle Class Today Resembles The Past’s Poor (Video)

Jimmy Carter Warned Us In 2013: The Middle Class Today Resembles The Past’s Poor (Video)

Former President Jimmy Carter says the income gap in the United States has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble the Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House. As USA Today reports, Carter offered his assessment of the nation’s economic challenges at a Habitat for Humanity construction […]

The Vanishing Middle Class And The Stakes Of The 2016 Election

The Vanishing Middle Class And The Stakes Of The 2016 Election

We hear it all the time. The stock market is roaring. Millions of jobs have been created. The economy is in great shape. So why is the middle class disappearing? Because the stock market has little or no effect on ordinary, everyday middle class Americans. Because those millions of jobs are low-paying service industry jobs […]

New Report: Under Bernie Sanders’ Programs US Households Would Gain $4,300 A Year

New Report: Under Bernie Sanders’ Programs US Households Would Gain $4,300 A Year

The mainstream media’s trying to scare us again, but a new report finds Bernie Sanders’ programs would save most of us thousands of dollars a year. This week, the mainstream media’s trying to scare us into thinking that Bernie Sanders’ programs would add a whopping $21, $18, or $17 trillion to our federal debt, depending […]

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