Current trade agreements are great at creating more billionaires, not so much at protecting the interests of workers.
(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 13, 2018.)
On Thursday, President Trump flipped his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, suggesting the U.S. might want to rejoin the pact. His announcement […]
The civil rights icon saw economic issues to be intertwined with racial justice. Today’s globalized economy makes justice that much harder to achieve.
(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 6, 2018)
On April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. He […]
Tariffs on imports could be part of reorienting the global economy. Now is a good time to talk about it.
(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on March 19, 2018.)
Those who pay attention to trade and economics saw President Trump’s imposition of new tariffs—25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum—as just […]
Some CEOs are getting the message that even though the economy is growing, they need to serve their communities, too.
(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on February 20, 2018.)
For the well-being of most everyone – including the rich – equality is more important than growth.
(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine, January 19, 2018)
Nothing can be duller than listening to an economist or other policy expert pontificate endlessly on such metrics as gross domestic product, stock market prices, employment, […]
Roughly 20 percent of U.S. workers are in a high-paying finance, technology, and electronics sectors. The other 80 percent face a daily struggle to survive.
(Originally published by YES! Magazine, December 19, 2017)
As 2017 draws to an end, it is perhaps fitting that Congress chose to close out the year with the passage of […]
There is one cause that can and must unite us all.
(Originally published by YES! Magazine, October 11, 2017)
The Trump/Republican tax cut proposal is an opportunity to discuss how to redistribute wealth and power.
As Donald Trump and the Republicans turn national attention to their tax reform agenda, we confront a debate defined by familiar questions. Will the proposed tax code […]
The Earth mother that birthed and nurtures us may now need us as much as we need her.
(Originally published by YES! Magazine, August 23, 2017)
On July 9, New York magazine published “The Uninhabitable Earth,” a worst-case climate change scenario suggesting that our current human course may produce an unlivable future for Earth. A […]