Dean Baker for Truthout: Last week Bill Gates called for taxing robots. It's nice to see the world's richest person proposing a measure aimed at redistributing money. Unfortunately, his idea makes no sense. We must stop assuming that productivity growth is the enemy of workers.
Citizens swarm to check in before Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's town hall meeting at the Pewaukee Public Library in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, on February 11, 2017. Sensenbrenner's constituents have been asking at recent meetings about what will replace the Affordable Care Act -- and so far, he has few answers. (Photo: Lauren Justice / The New York Times)
The Affordable Care Act tried to offer universal access to health care and disappointed many. But now Republicans are about to pull the plug and unleash an even worse crisis. Has Trump's election made socialized medicine the only viable cure for a broken system?
The Black freedom struggle knows both the effects of power from above and its experience from below. These seven maxims of power culled from the Black radical tradition presented here can help guide the fight against Trumpism, which must necessarily be a fight for Black futures.
With the rise of new technologies like fracking and horizontal drilling, oil and gas development in the United States has exploded over the past 15 years. As development expands, it's also pushing ever closer into areas where people live.