Stewart Acuff

Aug 15

Changing Lives, Changing America

We need a huge movement in America to reclaim democracy and make our economy work for everyone. But building movements means changing minds, hearts, and lives. As a way to do that, the Tennessee labor movement

Aug 11

The Minimum Wage Does Not Kill Jobs

The evidence continues to roll in that increasing the minimum wage does not kill jobs. In fact, raising the minimum wage creates jobs. Both Goldman Sachs and the Center for Economic Policy have done similar

Aug 6

Delaying Action on Greenhouse Gases Will Hurt the US Economy

Delaying action on greenhouse gases will have a very negative effect on the US economy in the near future. The White House Council of Economic Advisers predicts that every decade of delay to cut greenhouse

Jun 3

Fighting Inequality

Two well known economists have recently written about the terrible income and wealth inequality. This inequality builds on itself, taking the wealth we create to only the very top of our society while our

Feb 19

Raising the Minimum Wage, Raising America

The Congressional Budget Office released it’s report yesterday on the anticipated effects of an increase in the minimum wage. 16.5 million people would get a much needed raise. “CBO also found that raising the

Feb 6

Global Inequality: What Can Be Done

Yesterday I discussed both global and domestic inequality, how inequality is growing, and where our country ranks in income and wealth inequality–extremely poorly. Borrowing again from Kathleen Geier‘s new article, but also relying on older

Nov 15

A New Vision of America

We progressives have much to do. It is not enough for us to stand aside and let the teabaggers destroy the radical right-wing Republican Party from within. We have values and principles we need to

Sep 19

Remembering The Best — and The Worst

Last week we commemorated two very different American historical moments. We remembered the awful Al Qaeda attacks on Sept 11th, 2001. Two days later we were reminded of the huge TARP bailout of Wall

Sep 11

Paul Krugman on What is and What Could Have Been

Back in 2009 shortly after the financial meltdown and the crash of the real economy with subsequent unemployment, declining wages, and the working families’ Depression that has persisted to this day, Dr. Richard Levins

Jul 31
Acuff on Thom Hartmann: Our government shouldn’t be ripping off students!Play

Acuff on Thom Hartmann: Our government shouldn’t be ripping off students!

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