Category Archives: The destruction of the middle class

Martin Wolf v. Trumponomics Whiffs Due to Fealty to Orthodoxy

The Financial Times’ Martin Wolf has a go at Donald Trump, but manages to score an own goal as far as his profession is concerned.

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Charter Schools Unleashed “Educational Hunger Games” in California. Now It’s Fighting Back.

Andrea Gabor, author of “After the Education Wars,” discusses how California is pushing back on millionaire-driven charter schools. Will the rest of the America follow?

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Whether It’s the New NAFTA or the Old NAFTA, It Serves the 1 Percent

By Leo W. Gerard, the international president of the United Steelworkers Union (USW). Produced by the Independent Media Institute Mick Mulvaney, a millionaire who is President Trump’s acting chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, awarded himself another job last week: spokesman for labor. Referring to the proposed new NAFTA, […]

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America’s Suicide Epidemic

While the press increasingly covers America’s suicide crisis, Trump has pointedly ignored it even though it afflicts a large chunk of his base. Maybe that ‘s because he’d have to abandon policies that have made matters worse for undereducated rural whites.

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