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In the face of another global financial crisis, the coronavirus stimulus is an opportunity to finally reorient our economy to serve people over profits.
There are plenty of places you can direct your energies to support people taking an economic hit during the pandemic.
Online platforms like Zoom and Skype have become basic, public necessities as our lives are upended by the coronavirus. Should they be nationalized?
Medical care is disproportionately available to the rich. To fix this, we need a massive humanitarian response to the coronavirus by the federal government.
The fossil-fuel industry’s problems were self-inflicted, and it’s barreling us toward the next crisis.
Instead of asking the military to take control, the civilian government and public health experts must take over the vast medical resources the military controls and direct them to civilian use.
Why debate the coronavirus bill currently before Congress? When Congress rushed through a massive stimulus plan in 2008, it ended up bailing out big businesses but not regular people.
Meanwhile, Republicans have proposed pathetically weak executive pay restrictions for companies relying on taxpayer support.
Any economic stimulus package must include an initiative to retrofit homes and public buildings for low-income communities and communities of color.