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For People of Color, Banks Are Shutting the Door to Homeownership

February 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
For People of Color, Banks Are Shutting the Door to Homeownership

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This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast.

We Are Drowning In Plastic, and Fracking Companies Are Profiting

February 17, 2018 - 2:34am
We Are Drowning In Plastic, and Fracking Companies Are Profiting

Plastic production wreaks havoc on people and the planet -- from fracking wells and pipelines in Pennsylvania, to air pollution from plastic plants in Scotland. Fracking companies are profiting off the recent surge in plastic production and are contributing to a growing climate crisis while generating mountains of plastic garbage. (Photo: Paolo Margari Candidato M5S Europa)

Yes, Replacing Food Stamps With a Blue Apron-Style Delivery System Is as Bad as It Sounds

February 17, 2018 - 1:35am

This article was published by TalkPoverty.org.
This week, the Trump administration released its fiscal year 2019 budget. For the most part, it's similar to last year's proposal: massive cuts to safety net programs, a big boost in military spending, and very Trump-ed up estimates of economic growth. But this year, tucked into the Department of Agriculture (USDA) subsection, the administration laid out a proposal to take away a chunk of the nutrition assistance many families rely on and replace it with a massive new food delivery program.

Steve Keen on Whether Mainstream Economics Can Save Us From Another Financial Crisis

February 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

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"Left Out," a podcast produced by Paul Sliker, Dante Dallavalle and Michael Palmieri, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists and organizers on the Left. Follow "Left Out" on Twitter: @leftoutpodcast
In this episode, "Left Out" speaks with Professor Steve Keen about his latest book, Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?, as well as the failure of mainstream economics.

How Progressives Can Criticize Trump's $7 Trillion Deficit Without Preaching Austerity

February 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
How Progressives Can Criticize Trump's $7 Trillion Deficit Without Preaching Austerity

Protesters demonstrate near the full Senate budget committee markup of the tax reform legislation on Capital Hill November 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)
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