Tuesday, 28 February 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Bill Gates Is Clueless on the Economy

    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.

  • CPAC Dispatch: How Donald Trump Killed Movement Conservatism

    Now that the "alt-right," personified by Stephen Bannon, is in the White House, conservative leaders are trying to assess the correct place for it within the greater movement.

  • Amid GOP Attacks on Health Care, the Movement for Single Payer Is Growing

    By Michelle Chen, Truthout | Report

    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)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?

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