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  • Why Socialist Job Guarantees Are Better Than Universal Basic Income

    Why Socialist Job Guarantees Are Better Than Universal Basic Income

    By Alexander Kolokotronis and Sam Nakayama, Truthout | News Analysis

    Universal Basic Income (UBI) has received a great deal of attention in efforts to resolve workplace displacement, but UBI schemes raise an important question -- who controls the means of production? Self-managed job guarantee programs, on the other hand, empower workers, raise wages and in the long run can free labor from the control of elites and Wall Street.

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  • Flint Victory Is Replicable, Residents Say: Other Cities Should Ditch Their Lead Pipes

    Flint Victory Is Replicable, Residents Say: Other Cities Should Ditch Their Lead Pipes

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    Residents of Flint, Michigan, declared a victory this week after state officials agreed to replace the city's lead pipes within three years as part of a $97 million legal settlement to address a longstanding drinking water crisis. Local activists said the settlement is proof that communities facing lead pollution should demand justice when elected official fail to protect public health.

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