Dean Baker for Truthout: The economy is moving in the right direction, and understanding the recent history behind these trends is important.
The Republican budget takes from those in need and gives to billionaires. By 2027, 80 percent of the Trump-GOP tax plan is an enormous boon to the wealthiest Americans.
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Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, founder of 350.org, and a TomDispatch regular. His most recent book, just out in paperback, is Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.