Richard Kirsch

Ted Cruz’s Worst Nightmare

From Politico: Last August, as conservatives barnstormed the country seeking to build support for a cockamamie plan to shut down the U.S. federal government unless Congress voted to repeal the ...

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Progressive Agenda: A Living Minimum Wage

In this Truthout series, sociologist Salvatore Babones previews 16 topics that should be on every progressive's agenda for 2016. In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama ...

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The Fallacy of Taxes vs. Services

The Field polling organization occasionally asks voters how they feel about the balance of government services versus taxes. And in the most recent such poll, by a 54% to 35% ...

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Economic Policy in a Post-Piketty World

Originally published on Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the 21st Century, has done a remarkable job of focusing public attention on the growth of inequality in the last ...

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A Special Earth Day for Los Angeles

Earth Day is the birthday of the modern environmental movement in the U.S. and across the globe.  Today, on this 44th Earth Day, the City of Los Angeles – the ...

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