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The February CPI: More Bad News on Inflation

Dean Baker CEPR
Should Jerome Powell put on his Paul Volcker outfit and push interest rates through the roof? I would argue that, while modest rate hikes are appropriate, it is too soon to bring out the heavy artillery.

Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid

Ellen Brown The Unz Review
No private, unelected entity should have the power over the economy that BlackRock has, without a legally enforceable fiduciary duty to wield it in the public interest.

The Economy is Very Peaceful Today. That's Bad News

Jeff Spross The Week
If American prosperity is going to be equitable and broadly shared, workers need enough power to contend with CEOs and owners of capital when they all meet at the bargaining table.

Record Profits, Record Stock Buybacks: Another Looming Crisis?

Sam Gindin The Bullet
"The enormous gap in American infrastructural needs, the availability to the U.S. of cheap capital, and the unrelenting and appalling growth in inequality, all clinch the case for massive government infrastructural developments alongside progressive tax reform and steps to raise wages at the bottom of the labour market." In this article the author questions why those on the left are not organizing to confront the central questions of captalism.


Los Angeles Black Worker Center
Earlier this year, Los Angeles Black Worker Center was interviewed to discuss our experiences and reflections on the importance of organizing black workers here and across America. More than thirty leaders from community organizations, national groups and foundations were also interviewed, and their insights have been released in the new report: #BlackWorkersMatter. Asserting that black lives matter also means that the quality of those lives matters.
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