Stewart Acuff

Oct 8

America: The Land of Corporate Freedom

I am so sick of listening to the lie that American corporations pay too much in taxes to make them competitive. Joshua Smith of the Economic Policy Institute just wrote a great piece about

Oct 7

California Drought Linked to Climate Change

A team of scientists and meteorologists funded in part by the National Science Foundation recently published an article showing the link between global climate change and the awful drought in California. The work was

Sep 24

The Enigma of a Dismal Science

Economist Dr. Richard Levins, with whom I wrote my first book, Getting America Back to Work, says that economics is called the dismal science. I keep up with the thinking of all kinds of economists

Sep 23

Bank of America’s $16.65 Billion Mortgage Settlement

We just found out that a task force of state and federal prosecutors reached a settlement of $16.65 billion–that is a B– with Bank of America for their role in the financial meltdown of

Sep 16

American Nobel Laureate on the Failure of Capitalism

It is so heartening to see the growing discussion of inequality focusing on the failure of capitalism or the class war instead some kind of economic anomaly that will somehow “correct” itself. American Nobel economist

Sep 11

The Economic Non-Recovery

The jobs recovered since the Wall Street blow-up and the Great Recession are much, much lower paying than the jobs destroyed by the Wall Street blow-up. Until and unless we address the roots of the

Sep 9

Higher Wages Are Good for Business

If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you know basement level wages are bad for workers, bad for business, and ultimately bad for America. Low wages don’t just starve people, they starve both

Sep 5

Courage

I have been so happy to see a Labor Day article on Jared Bernstein’s blog that cuts right to the heart of what is wrong with the American economy, and by extension, the lives

Sep 3

Forge-like heat

In the daily intensity of forge-like heat The daily triage of meetings and buses and trains And yes I hate them, planes And the million what-ifs doubt Sometimes I think now in older years It is the delicious reset

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

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