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American labor’s future may depend on Monetary and fiscal policy

Labor Day is a good time to reflect upon how American workers have been doing — especially the majority who have been left behind for most of the last 40 years. From 1979 to 2018, the median wage has grown by just 11.6 percent. If we compare to prior decades, e.g. 1948 to 1979 that increase ...

Corporate social justice programs don’t work

According to a new report from The Washington Post, America's corporations have committed "at least" $49.5 billion to the cause of "racial justice" since the George Floyd murder last year riveted our national attention on race. This amounts to a little over $1,100 for every Black man, woman ...

Not so easy summertime

There once were summertimes when the living was easy, as the song from the Broadway musical "Porgy and Bess" melodically reminds us. But not this summer, not with COVID-19 still spreading dangerously across the land and uncertainty over what happens next after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from ...

Pasteur Act can reinvigorate the broken antibiotic market

Antibiotics have made modern medicine possible. Without them, surgeries and other routine medical procedures would be incredibly risky to conduct. In fact, antibiotics are so prevalent throughout society -- Americans fill over 260 million antibiotics prescriptions annually at the pharmacy -- ...

13 American deaths in Afghanistan tie Biden to war he never wanted

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden's decision to end the 20-year-old mission in Afghanistan, America's longest war, has backfired on him, ironically requiring him to press on with it to avenge the loss of 13 U.S. military troops in a terrorist attack during the pullout. In holding to his ...

The crisis of our third century

As a global pandemic raged and governments began locking down and sheltering citizens in place, the United States Congress allocated $46.5 billion in rental assistance. With a moratorium in place to prevent evictions, Congress was mindful landlords would need help paying the mortgages on their ...