Economy

The Second COVID-19 Bailout Still Won’t Be Enough

April 22, 2020

Trump demands that states take the lead on COVID-19 response but won’t give federal support for local governments or workers, and is still fighting oversight for the trillions already spent on stimulus.

Congressional Candidate Urges Rent Strikes To Protect Tenants

April 7, 2020

Washington DSA member Joshua Collins’ digital campaign is courting pissed off young voters.

Healthcare Workers Punished For Challenging ‘Profit Over People’ Management

April 7, 2020

The US medical system’s drive to maximize profit has always been at the cost of public health, and amplifies the danger healthcare workers and their patients face from COVID-19.

6.6 Million People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

April 2, 2020

The $2.2 trillion stimulus did nothing to help working people. Even before the new data was released, writer Brendan O’Connor said tenants were facing eviction and organizing rent strikes to help each other survive the economic crisis of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Lays Bare Neoliberalism’s Failure In Sudan

April 2, 2020

The failure of neoliberalism in addressing the coronavirus crisis is not limited to Sudan. It is a global failure.

Boeing Gets Up To $17 Billion In Loans From Coronavirus Stimulus

April 1, 2020

Economist Dean Baker explains how the $2.2 trillion stimulus quietly provides up to $17 billion in loans for Boeing with almost no strings attached.

Who Would Really Be Sacrificed To Save The Economy From COVID-19?

March 31, 2020

Whose families do the high priests of capitalism really intend to sacrifice to their god of money?

1.7 Million Jobs In Arab Region At Risk From Coronavirus

March 30, 2020

A UN brief warns about economic collapse, expecting up to a $42 billion decline in GDP and trillions of dollars lost to the private sector in an area already ravaged by inequality, dependency on oil revenue, and authoritarian governments.

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Can Lead To Deglobalization

March 30, 2020

The rapid, extensive spread of COVID-19 is partly a crisis of globalization. The pandemic gives us an opportunity to rethink our global economic system in favor of ‘deglobalization.’

Will The Baltimore Orioles Step Up To The Plate For Their Concession Workers?

March 27, 2020

700 people who serve beer, hot dogs, and more at baseball games in Baltimore don’t yet know if they will be compensated for games canceled because of COVID-19.