Economy

2021

Americans Quitting Jobs At Highest Rate Since 2000

Working 55-hour week increases risk of death: UN

Corporate tax rates

Bankruptcies up 20%

US Suffers Sharpest Rise In Poverty Rate In More Than 50 Years

U.S. economy had its worst year since WWII, shrinking 3.5% in 2020

The Economy Does Much Better Under Democrats. Why?

Food stamp spending rose 50% last year  

11 US cities are piloting Universal Basic Income programs, with more to come 

US suffers highest rise in poverty rate in over 50 years

55 US Corporate Giants Paid $0 in Federal Taxes in 2020

 

2020

U.S. economy had its worst year since WWII, shrinking 3.5% in 2020
Word: The American economy

Hunger in the US

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck during pandemic
1% of Farms Control 70% of Global Farmland: Study
Facts About Small Businesses in America

Robert Reich
—13 million Americans are unemployed
—12 million have lost their health care
—30 million are at risk of eviction
—8 million have fallen into poverty
—12 million total Covid-19 infections
1% of Farms Control 70% of Global Farmland: Study
Economists say no evidence that unemployment benefit disincentivises work
1% of Farms Control 70% of Global Farmland: Study
Affordable housing resources for renters
50 Richest Americans Worth as Much as Poorest 165 Million

2019

  • Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II The 140 million poor & low-wealth people includes: 52.2% or 39 million children (below 18), 41.9% or 21 million elders (above 65), 42.6% or 65.8 million men, 45% or 74.2 million women.  60.4% or 26 million Black people, 64.1% or 38 million Latinx people, 40.8% or 8 million Asian people, 58.9% or 2.14 million Native/Indigenous people, 33.5% or 66 million white people. Poverty & low-wealth is a crisis in America.
  • 59% of Americans living pay check to pay check
  • How Canada got its lowest poverty rate in history
  • The Commerce Department announced that the country’s trade deficit last year was the biggest in US history. It’s $891 billion for merchandise, $621 billion when the service sector is added in, and $419 billion with China alone. Each is a record. The Post reports that the overall number tops the previous record of $838 billion in 2006.


2018


2017

  • The counterfeit economy
  • How the corpocrats are killing our culture as well as our economy
  • Born again economics
  • Short history of the economic American
  • True cost of Reagan and extreme capitalism
  • Another way to think about money
  • The savings & loan bailout
  • Capitalism
    Cooperatives
    How to start a business cooperative
     
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