Tag Archives: Infrastructure

America’s Rotting Empire: Billionaires Galore & A Crumbling Infrastructure

America’s Rotting Empire: Billionaires Galore & A Crumbling Infrastructure
More proof we’re in rapid decline: Not a single U.S. city currently ranks among the world’s most livable By CJ WERLEMAN, September 18, 2014, Salon “The game is rigged,” writes Senator Elizabeth Warren in her new book A Fighting Chance. It’s rigged because the rich and their lobbyists have rigged the rules of the game to their favor. The rules are reflected in a tax code and bankruptcy laws that have seen the greatest transfer of ... Read more

How Wall Street Financial Fees Choke Our Cities

How Wall Street Financial Fees Choke Our Cities
When a city is forced to spend more on Wall Street fees than on basic public services, it is the sign of trouble. When that city is one of America's biggest population centers, it is the sign of a burgeoning crisis. That's the key takeaway from a recent report looking at what has been happening in Los Angeles over the last few years. Published by the union-backed Fix LA Coalition, the report details how the city has slashed its spending in ... Read more

A Call to Develop a Worker Cooperative Sector in New York City

A Call to Develop a Worker Cooperative Sector in New York City
Worker cooperatives are democratic, worker-owned, worker-managed businesses. Worker co-ops have the potential to address many of the immoral and inefficient shortcomings of capitalist workplaces. In worker cooperatives, democratic worker-owners own and manage their own enterprises so they are highly motivated to create successful businesses in which the work is fulfilling, sustainable and meets the economic needs of both the worker-owners ... Read more