Expanding educational opportunities and building a green economy -- while shrinking both the military and the fossil fuel industry -- are the best routes to full employment, say world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. Also, greater financial regulation and more public development banks that prioritize social welfare over massive profits are crucial for a progressive agenda.
As the political machinations around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) continue, the American Medical Association has warned that its repeal will lead to a decrease in the health care workforce and consequently, a reduction in health care access for all. As for DACA recipients and their families, the extreme stress of uncertainty around their status is taking its toll on their health and well-being, say health care providers.
A "blight" designation has a devastating effect on property values, yet few of us understand the complexities behind it. In this month's installment of our ongoing graphic series on the housing foreclosure crisis in Detroit, we look at how the "blight" designation has been used to cheat the many for the profit of the few.