Economy

Finland Trials Universal Basic Income And Experiences Some Unexpected Side Effects (VIDEO)

Finland Trials Universal Basic Income And Experiences Some Unexpected Side Effects (VIDEO)

In January, Finland began giving its citizens a universal basic income of roughly $500 a month, and will continue to do so for two years. The program is the first of its kind in Europe, and the country is already seeing some great benefits. What Is Universal Basic Income? According to Investopedia, a universal basic […]

This Is ‘Winning?’ Ford To Move Production Of Focus From Michigan To China In Spite Of Trump

This Is ‘Winning?’ Ford To Move Production Of Focus From Michigan To China In Spite Of Trump

Back in January, Ford announced they would be building a new $1 billion plant in Mexico for production of the Ford Focus. President Trump got very upset and issued threats at the car company. Ford eventually relented and kept the plant in Wayne, Michigan, which delighted Trump and allowed him to crow: Ford said last […]

Could The AHCA Cause An Economic Recession? (VIDEO)

Could The AHCA Cause An Economic Recession? (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump has been tweeting and touting creating jobs for his entire presidency his entire campaign. However, there’s one law he’s touting that would kill millions of jobs. The Senate is deciding just that right now. The Affordable Care Act replacement, the American Health Care Act, would kill one million of jobs if passed. A new […]

EPIC FAIL: Nation’s CEOs Give Trump A Big, Fat ‘F’ (VIDEO)

EPIC FAIL: Nation’s CEOs Give Trump A Big, Fat ‘F’ (VIDEO)

People who voted for Donald Trump generally did it because they had faith in his business skills. He was the guy who was going to make America prosperous, economically strong, rich, winning…you get the idea. A new poll conducted by CNN Money showed that the people who understand business the most are less than impressed […]

Trump Wants To Impose A Fee On Small Grocery Stores That Serve Food Stamp Recipients (VIDEO)

Trump Wants To Impose A Fee On Small Grocery Stores That Serve Food Stamp Recipients (VIDEO)

Republicans love to tout “smaller government” and “protecting small business owners.” Well, if the facade hasn’t fallen away yet, perhaps the next installment of targeted genocide against the poor emanating from the Trump administration will deliver the message. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) stated last week the White House seeks to impose fees on retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition […]

While Our Attention Was On James Comey, House Republicans Were Setting Us Up For Another Financial Crash (VIDEO)

While Our Attention Was On James Comey, House Republicans Were Setting Us Up For Another Financial Crash (VIDEO)

Thursday, while we were watching the shiny Comey testimony, the Republican-led House of Representatives was capitalizing on our distraction fomenting another 2008-style financial crash. House Republicans voted Thursday to pass the “Financial CHOICE Act” that begins the repeal process for Dodd-Frank, a consequential set of Wall Street regulations President Barack Obama signed into law to help […]

What Trump Got Totally WRONG About The Paris Climate Agreement (VIDEO)

What Trump Got Totally WRONG About The Paris Climate Agreement (VIDEO)

The magnitude of what President Donald Trump got wrong Thursday when he announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords will take several years to truly feel as our businesses lag behind other nations’, our economy flags, and climate change’s effects intensify. But we’re talking about the Trump administration, where disinformation — or […]

Trump May Pull Financial Support From Tibet (TWEETS VIDEO)

Trump May Pull Financial Support From Tibet  (TWEETS VIDEO)

There are concerns that President Donald Trump is about to pull funding from Tibetans in exile for 2018. The worrying reports come at the same time that talks of a possible meeting between the Dalai Lama and Trump are also happening. Sonam Dagpo, the Secretary for international relations has said: “I am awaiting the official document as […]

Trump Steering Country To Bankruptcy — The Only Thing He Does Well (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Trump Steering Country To Bankruptcy — The Only Thing He Does Well (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Debt Ceiling May Be Reached Sooner Than Expected If you doubt Donald Trump's ability to bankrupt the government, understand that bankruptcy is perhaps the only area in which he has excelled — John Iadarola (@johniadarola) April 26, 2017 Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, spoke to Congress on Wednesday, warning them […]

Mark Zuckerberg Calls For Universal Income In Speech At Harvard: Cue Right Wing Freakout (VIDEO)

Mark Zuckerberg Calls For Universal Income In Speech At Harvard: Cue Right Wing Freakout (VIDEO)

On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, delivered Harvard’s commencement speech. Zuckerberg is pretty well known for his progressive views. However, it still may be surprising to some that he spoke so boldly in favor of universal basic income. The high tech Facebook founder said: “Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it’s […]

Trump Budget Will Ruin The Clean Energy Industry (VIDEO)

Trump Budget Will Ruin The Clean Energy Industry (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget is pretty terrible. Not only does it cut funding for veterans, the poor, and the disabled, but it also slashes funding for important clean energy research. The budget also cuts $1.4 billion from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, dropping the department’s total to $636 […]

Government Budget Expert Rips Trump’s 2018 Budget To Shreds In SAVAGE Manner (VIDEO)

Government Budget Expert Rips Trump’s 2018 Budget To Shreds In SAVAGE Manner (VIDEO)

The Trump budget has been largely pushed to the media back burner lately because of the Comey/Russia story, but it’s no less of a disaster for President Donald Trump and his administration. The release of the budget blueprint was met with silence from Republicans, and as for the Democrats: This is where the #TrumpBudget belongs. […]

House GOP Bill GUTS Consumer Financial Protections (VIDEO)

House GOP Bill GUTS Consumer Financial Protections (VIDEO)

It should come as no surprise that when Republicans tell us they are protecting “freedoms,” they don’t mean ours.” When they claim to be holding Wall Street “accountable,” they’re concerned only with the “account” part. The new “Financial CHOICE Act” Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) introduced last month shouldn’t fool us either. Being sold as financial reform […]

Healthcare Is A Right: The Healthcare Problem Is An Economy Solution (VIDEO)

Healthcare Is A Right: The Healthcare Problem Is An Economy Solution (VIDEO)

Is healthcare a privilege? Or is healthcare a right? It’s a nuanced debate. When it comes to that debate, according to Kevin D. Williamson in his article The ‘Right’ to Healthcare: “There isn’t one.” That’s certainly a hard pill to swallow, particularly for people with chronic illness, or perhaps more popularly, “preexisting conditions.” It’s a term […]

Big Business To Trump: Don’t Take The US Out Of Paris Agreement (VIDEO)

Big Business To Trump: Don’t Take The US Out Of Paris Agreement (VIDEO)

A group of Fortune 500 companies is urging President Donald Trump to stay in the Paris climate agreement. Last month, two dozen companies – including Apple, Google, Intel, and Facebook – signed an open letter to the president, asking him to maintain American commitments in the Paris Agreement. The letter – which was published in […]

Trump Is Trying To Overthrow The Government – Are You Paying Attention? (VIDEO)

Trump Is Trying To Overthrow The Government – Are You Paying Attention? (VIDEO)

One of biggest events in the past week has been Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI director, James Comey. Prior to this, he dismissed Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan, and Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general. According to Julian Zellzer: “By axing the director of an agency investigating whether there was collusion between members of […]

Hey, Low Paid Trump Voters: Republicans Are Coming After Your Overtime Pay (VIDEO)

Hey, Low Paid Trump Voters: Republicans Are Coming After Your Overtime Pay (VIDEO)

Our current president appealed to low-income, blue collar workers who were tired of being screwed by the big guy. They believed he’d put more money in their pocket and ‘drain the swamp.’ Which makes this bill all the more ironic. Hard Working ‘Muricans According to his supporters, President Donald Trump is all about the little guy. […]

13 White Republican Men Will Be Writing Senate Version Of Trumpcare – What Could Go Wrong?

13 White Republican Men Will Be Writing Senate Version Of Trumpcare – What Could Go Wrong?

Thirteen Republican men will write the Senate version of Trumpcare. What’s wrong with this picture? Thirteen male senators, twelve white and one of Cuban descent, will be making healthcare decisions which will affect over 125 million women! The House’s bill as it was approved will strip over 24 million Americans of their health insurance and defund […]

Trump Wants To ‘Rebuild America’ – Here’s Where He Should Start (VIDEO)

Trump Wants To ‘Rebuild America’ – Here’s Where He Should Start (VIDEO)

During the campaign, President Donald Trump talked about how our infrastructure is crumbling and how he wants to “rebuild America.” Here are some places where he should start: 1. Waukesha County, Wisconsin The water in Waukesha County has repeatedly gotten violations because of its radioactive content. Erik Olson, of the Natural Resources Defense Council, told NBC […]

Activism Works: Federal Budget Maintains Funding For Essential Services–At Least For Now (VIDEO)

Activism Works: Federal Budget Maintains Funding For Essential Services–At Least For Now (VIDEO)

There is much cause for concern these days. We have an executive branch clearly in the pocket of petro-billionaires and a majority of Congress is marching along with it in lock-step. President Donald Trump’s campaign is under FBI investigation for collusion with Russia. Faith in our electoral system rests under a cloud of doubt from […]

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