subsidies

Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Won’t Bring Back Coal

October 10, 2017

EPA chief Scott Pruitt declared ‘the war on coal is over,’ but the loss of coal jobs had nothing to do with the Clean Power Plan, and repealing it is simply a ‘shameful giveaway to profit-driven polluters,’ says Food & Water Watch’s Wenonah Hauter

Tax Breaks for Wealthy Developers Reinforce Segregation in Baltimore

October 16, 2016

Morgan State Professor Lawrence Brown says the distribution of tax subsidies throughout the city only make racial barriers and economic isolation worse

U.S. and China Commit to Paris Climate Accord While Keeping Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Place

September 7, 2016

Subsidizing oil and gas companies runs counter to the Paris Agreement, says Alex Doukas of Oil Change International

Obamacare Subsides on the Line

July 25, 2014

CEPR’s Dean Baker and Media Matters’ Jeremy Holden discuss two federal courts decisions which could disqualify lower and middle income earners for subsidies and the forces working to dismantle Obamacare

Hudson Report

March 17, 2014
Economists Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers discuss how provisions in an IMF deal like cuts to gas subsidies and pensions will hurt the average Ukrainian citizens and benefit kleptocrats

Argentina & The Emerging Market Crisis

February 28, 2014
James Henry: Facing a surging public deficit, Argentina has devalued its currency in response to the Fed’s tapering of quantitative easing and China’s slowed purchasing of imports

Public Broadcasters Relying More and More On Corporate Funding

February 26, 2014
Jeff Cohen: PBS show “Pension Peril”, funded by a billionaire with interest in shaping public pension policy, follows a trend of public broadcasters growing increasingly dependent on corporate funds

Milwaukee County Considers Raising Minimum Wage to $12.45

December 16, 2013

Jeannette Wicks-Lim: Milwaukee Comptroller wrong for assuming raising minimum wage for county employees would cost millions of dollars

1 out of 3 Bank Tellers in NY on Public Assistance

December 5, 2013

New report finds bank executives receive big bonuses, while 39% of frontline bank employees must rely on welfare because of insufficient wages

Past is present in Latin America

November 20, 2013
James Henry: Daniel Ortega accumulating power, giving tax breaks to the rich instead of addressing inequality