Economy

Trump's cold war with China is heating up

Trump’s cold war with China is heating up

August 6, 2020

The world’s largest economic powers are in a battle for dominance complicated by the pandemic and Trump’s escalation.

As Maryland Evictions Resume, Activists Demand Protections

As Maryland Evictions Resume, Activists Demand Protections

July 28, 2020

Activists demanded state and local officials extend protections for the some 400,000 people unable to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic.

400,000 Marylanders Could Face Eviction as COVID-19 Spikes

400,000 Marylanders Could Face Eviction As COVID-19 Spikes

July 24, 2020

Activists demand Mayor Jack Young and Gov. Larry Hogan take action to avert mass evictions amidst a massive spike in COVID-19 cases in Maryland.

Malaysia Still Pushes False Claim That It Has Eradicated Poverty

Malaysia Still Vastly Undercounting People Living In Poverty

July 14, 2020

Malaysia must acknowledge that the country’s rapid economic growth has not benefited all of its residents, says Philip Alston, former UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

Looming Eviction Crisis Will Endanger Public Health And Economic Recovery

Looming Eviction Crisis Will Endanger Public Health And Economic Recovery

July 9, 2020

Housing advocates put elected officials on trial for failing to address Baltimore’s affordable housing crisis, which has been exacerbated by COVID-19.

Who Controls The Money When We Defund Police?

Who Controls The Money When We Defund Police?

June 30, 2020

Do we trust the police to defund and restructure themselves? Will community control really guarantee permanent changes to policing as we know it today?

Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 2 | Unemployment

Why You Should Give a F*ck | Ep. 2 | Unemployment

June 18, 2020

We take a look at what it means to be unemployed, while diving deeper into the impact unemployment can have on daily life.

Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic

Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic

May 29, 2020

Families dependent on remittances from seasonal workers are facing a crisis, even in countries without widespread COVID-19 cases.

A Just Reopening Prioritizes People Over Profits

May 20, 2020

As Trump’s “reopening” endangers lives, Democrats must advance policy that gives working people something to fight for, argues In These Times’ Sarah Lazare.

Stir Crazy!

May 18, 2020
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