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How Foreign Private Equity Hooked New England’s Fishing Industry

Will Sennott Co-published by The New Bedford Light and ProPublica
Owned by a billionaire Dutch family, Blue Harvest Fisheries has emerged as a dominant force in the lucrative fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Its business model: benefit from lax antitrust rules and pass costs on to local fishermen.

The Devastating Economic Impacts of an Abortion Ban

Sheelah Kolhatkar The New Yorker
The legalization of abortion, had dramatic effects on the ages at which and the circumstances under which women became mothers. It reduced the number of teen-age mothers by a third, and that of women who got married as teen-agers by a fifth.

Once Again Austerity Proponents Tell it like it Isn’t

Martin Hart-Landsberg Reports from the Economic Front
While inflation-hawks are quick to highlight the cost of higher prices, they rarely, if ever, mention the costs associated with the higher interest rate policy they recommend, costs that include higher unemployment and lower wages for working people.

Fighting the Inflation Profiteers

David Dayen The American Prospect
Companies are raising prices well above increases in their costs. The only antidote is to finally take action against corporate power.

Imagine a World with U.S.-China Cooperation

Lawrence S Wittner History News Network
When China and the United States cooperate, the two countries and the world will benefit; when China and the United States are in confrontation, the two countries and the world will suffer, Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping to Pres. Joe Biden, Sept. 10, 2021
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