Finally! A Vision for the 99%

Hear post in podcast form Beautiful and budget are two words that typically don’t go together in my thinking. But that’s what The People’s Budget is. It’s a humanitarian vision anchored in a realistic fiscal and economic analysis. That means, it can be done!  What’s needed is political will. If you place the Trump Administration…

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For the Working-Poor, the American Dream is Dead. Unless Minimum Wage Legislation Revives It

It’s not only the unemployed who need help to buy food. Many people you interact with every day, who are working, need this government assistance.  Cashiers, cooks, customer service representatives, groundskeepers, childcare workers, home healthcare assistants, even some degreed professionals such as mental health practitioners may not earn enough money to take care of basic…

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Never Mind the Facts. We Know What We Believe. How Solutions for the Public Good Get Sabotaged

In this age of data-based accountability, it’s ironic that assertions based solely on ideology, political one-upsmanship, emotion, or psychological insecurity—even outright lies— are so flagrantly used as the basis for political decisions. It’s almost like an equal and opposite reaction. The more obsessive the data collection and record keeping, the less we want to use…

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