The potential of automation to reduce working hours is inconsistent with the profit motives of capitalist companies, writes Alec Stubbs.
A Summer of Protest, Unemployment & Presidential Politics – Welcome to 1932
In 1932, as in 2020, the nation experienced an explosion of civil unrest on the eve of a presidential election, writes James N. Gregory.
COVID-19: Trump Labor Department Urges Employers to Report Workers Who Stay Home Due to Virus Fears
The Labor Department says “general concern” about contracting Covid-19 is not sufficient grounds to refuse work and still receive unemployment benefits, Jake Johnson reports.
Almost Flunking on Global Warming
Focusing on issues like terrorism and austerity, the world has slid back toward neglecting the slow-grinding existential threat of global warming. A report card by an Establishment think tank offers poor grades on some of the most important subjects, reports ex-CIA…
‘Dog Days’ for US Economy
The debt-ceiling crisis has revealed that Republicans have found a valuable hostage and Democrats have shown they will pay the ransom. So, the prospects that the federal government will address other problems, like joblessness and a staggering middle class, are…