infrastructure

Trump Boasts Support for Climate Disaster Victims as FEMA Abandons Them

February 1, 2018

Among the many falsehoods in Trump’s first State of the Union speech was a line about how the government wouldn’t abandon climate disaster survivors. Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, rips apart the lies.

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Would Facilitate Water Privatization in Baltimore and Beyond

January 30, 2018

Mary Grant of Food and Water Watch says the package won’t yield water cost savings and will obstruct local efforts to make water more affordable

Cities Offer Amazon Dangerous Incentives

November 29, 2017

Amazon has received 238 bids from North American cities vying to host its new headquarters, and some are offering the company extreme incentives that undermine democracy, says economist Dean Baker

Time for Politicians to Stop Deficit Fearmongering

October 20, 2017

The common misconception is that the government is doing something wrong when it runs a deficit, but what most people don’t understand is that there’s a matching surplus in another part of the economy, says economist Stephanie Kelton

Study: Military Spending Ineffective for Creating Jobs

September 29, 2017

The study by economist Heidi Garrett-Peltier finds that federal spending on domestic programs, such as healthcare, education and clean energy, creates far more American jobs than military spending

Climate Change

September 22, 2017
Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, but massive debt and a crumbling infrastructure put the island in crisis long before the storm, says Monxo Lopez, a professor at Hunter College

Portland Pledges To Defend Ban on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Projects

August 4, 2017

City Council votes to appeal overturn of their historic ban of all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects. Nick Caleb, Staff Attorney at the Center for Sustainable Economy says local governments should be able to protect residents from dangers of fossil fuels

Canada

June 24, 2017
Adam Scott of Oil Change International offers a critical analysis of new data from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Trump Infrastructure Plan Lays the Foundation to Build Corporate Corruption and Greed

June 16, 2017

Trumps infrastructure plan will further privatize public assets and derail the interests of the American people, says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Is it Time for a New Deal Federal Jobs Program?

July 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders advisors Bill Black and Stephanie Kelton tell Paul Jay that the public-private partnership model is a disaster, and increased infrastructure spending combined with austerity would throw the economy into a recession