When a corporation like McDonald's resists paying workers $15 an hour but pays its CEO $3,000 an hour, it's time to have a maximum wage, says Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota). While at the Congressional Progressive Caucus conference, he sat down to discuss the new push for Medicare for All, and how we should be looking at racism as the enabler of economic injustice in this country.Rep.
Check out Michael Hudson’s account of the mistake in Trump’s protectionism in the guest section and read my account of the disappearing US economy in the articles section.
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Trump’s Misunderstanding of Protectionism
Trump’s series of threats this week was a one-two punch. First, he threatened to impose national security tariffs on steel and aluminum, primarily against Canada and Mexico (along with Korea and Japan). Then, he suggested an alternative: He would exempt these countries IF they agree to certain U.S. demands.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference on April 18, 2017, at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
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It's not enough for the Republican Party to control most state legislatures, the House, the Senate, the Judiciary and the White House. No, the GOP is ensuring that its time at the top pushes the lower class back down.
Here are five ways the Trump administration plans to hold back the already oppressed.
1. Letting mortgage lenders continue to discriminate in housing