The speed of planetary warming and all of its subsequent consequences continues to outpace previous worst-case scientific predictions. While some people are already exploring adaptation measures, such as towing Antarctic icebergs to Cape Town, South Africa, as a solution to an ongoing water crisis, the denialist movement in the US continues to reach new lows.
One issue fast gaining traction among Democratic hopefuls in the 2020 presidential election is a job guarantee program with a living wage. Such a program is both politically possible and economically feasible but would require the democratization and decentralization of certain processes. Here are some ideas on how to structure and design such a job guarantee program.
In recent months, much has been written and discussed in the US mainstream media about the possibility of all-our war between Israel and its adversaries in the region. In reality, Israel has been ratcheting up tensions in the region for years, conducting largely one-sided acts of aggression against Syria, Lebanon and Iran in the name of "deterrence."