Here’s an idea: we should redistribute wealth from the largely white 1 percent to the poor and working class of all races — tackling both racial and class inequality simultaneously.
Matt Bruenig is the founder of People's Policy Project.
The Earned Income Tax Credit was supposed to substantially reduce poverty and efficiently increase employment. It’s failed. It’s time for Democrats to abandon the EITC and turn toward much more effective universal social welfare programs instead.
Coronavirus has had a devastating economic impact in the United States. Yet the richest country in the world has so far passed paltry relief measures.
The Federalist‘s top manager Ben Domenech is deeply upset that Matt Bruenig filed charges at the National Labor Relations Board for Domenech’s “joking” anti-union threats against employees. If Domenech didn’t want to get dragged to court, maybe he shouldn’t have broken labor law.
In the wake of the end of Bernie Sanders’s campaign, many pundits are asking: Should Bernie have campaigned like Elizabeth Warren? The answer is no, since she lost very badly.
Just about everything Fareed Zakaria says about Bernie Sanders, the Nordics, and social democracy is incorrect. He’s faked his way through another column on something he knows nothing about.
Good news: the vast majority of Americans support a policy to have the government provide free public childcare for all children too young to attend school. And now Bernie Sanders is on board with the idea.
Michael Bloomberg is so rich it’s hard to comprehend. So here’s a comparison: the bottom 38 percent of US households have a collective net worth of $11 billion. Bloomberg alone has $64 billion.
Pete Buttigieg can’t stop attacking Medicare for All. But his own health care plan is so bad it borders on the comical.
This presidential campaign, the Center for American Progress has been put in the comical position of having to promote policies that they just a few months ago claimed were insane and politically suicidal. But one constant remains — they can’t stand Bernie Sanders.
In Finland, the government owns nearly one-third of the nation’s wealth, and 90 percent of workers are covered by a union contract. That may not be socialism, but it’s also not a “capitalist paradise,” as the New York Times ridiculously claimed over the weekend.
Somehow, the least progressive Medicare-for-All funding proposal I have ever seen is being championed by many in the media as our best and only choice.
Elizabeth Warren’s proposed head tax to finance Medicare for All is regressive and far inferior to alternative income- and payroll-tax funding proposals.
Elizabeth Warren bills herself as the candidate with policy chops. But her Medicare for All financing plan is an unworkable mess.
Seventy percent of Americans oppose bosses being allowed to change or eliminate an employee’s health insurance. That’s our strongest case for Medicare for All — you’ll never lose your health insurance again.
Bernie Sanders just released a landmark plan to shift ownership and control of the US economy away from the very affluent and towards workers and the public.
Mainstream fact-checkers keep accusing Bernie Sanders of false claims that are certifiably true. A recent example: his statement during the Democratic debate that 50 million people lose their health insurance every year.
The Working Families Party won’t release its membership’s vote on who to endorse for president, so here’s our math: Bernie probably won.
Anyone who tells you the welfare state doesn’t reduce poverty is lying. Last year, even the United States’ tattered system of social provision cut poverty by two-thirds.
Medicare for All doesn’t just provide everyone with the care they need, free of charge. It’s also a potent anti-poverty program, reducing poverty by over 20 percent and increasing poor people’s incomes by 29 percent.