The name “Green New Deal” harkens back to Franklin Roosevelt’s depression ear “New Deal.” Among the GND’s provisions are, zero greenhouse gas emissions and 100% renewable energy by 2030 along with an “Economic Bill of Rights” which includes the right to single-payer healthcare, a guaranteed job at a living wage, affordable housing and free college education.
We’re all socialists to some degree even if we won’t admit it. By definition, socialism is a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. And while almost everyone agrees that state ownership is not desirable, the need to regulate markets has been an accepted part of our economic policies since at least the time of President Theodore Roosevelt.
A nation’s wealth is determined by its cumulative productivity. The productivity increases in 2018 determined how much wealthier we were by year’s end. How much of this extra wealth any family can claim is determined by their wage rate. If you’re forced to work for nothing, like federal workers this past month, the increase in your family’s wealth is zero. Thus it’s obvious that wealth which is crucial to retirement and the ability to sustain the family in periods of recession hinges almost exclusively wages and wage growth over time.
It took four days for the Republican Caucus in the Arkansas Legislature to recover enough from the shock of the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges which gave same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states to rally their members into a last ditch effort to keep the status quo of second (or fourth) class citizenship for the gay members of our community.
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What is happening in this rural county in central Arkansas highlights a problem that will be occuring throughout the nation in years to come.
A signature drive is currently being conducted to put a stop to the City of Fayetteville from enacting the most sweeping civil rights ordnance in the state.
It was a long night in the council chamber of the City of Fayetteville where public comments were heard before the council voted on a sweeping civil rights ordnance.
Who watches the watchers