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The Trump Reopen Effort: 'An Utter Sh*t Show'

Eoin Higgins Common Dreams
Business leaders who took part in a series of calls with the president expressed fears they could be liable if employees went into work too early and got sick

Starve the Beast, Feed the Depression

Paul Krugman New York Times
“Starve the beast” — forcing governments to cut services by depriving them of resources — has been Republican strategy for decades. This is just more of the same.

The Truth About the Trump Economy

Joseph E. Stiglitz Project Syndicate
It is becoming conventional wisdom that US President Donald Trump will be tough to beat in November, because, whatever reservations about him voters may have, he has been good for the American economy. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Has Capitalism Become Our Religion?

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins The Nation
We talk with historian Eugene McCarraher about the myths and rituals of the market, the lost radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the rise of neoliberalism.

America's Rigged Economy in Two Minutes

Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, explains why the American economy is rigged, and what that means for future generations.
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