What Our Grandchildren Will Do When the Jobs Are Gone

April 18, 2017 Daily React 0

by Paul Buchheit This post first appeared on CommonDreams.org. The jobs reports would have us believe our rebound from the recession is almost complete. The reality is very different, and The Economist has some fancy words for it: “Job polarisation,” where middle-skill jobs […]

You Pay Your Fair Share. Shouldn’t Wall Street?

April 13, 2017 Daily React 0

Wall Street banks typically pay much less than the official 35 percent corporate tax rate. And yet after attacking Hillary Clinton for her ties to Wall Street, President Donald Trump is pushing reforms that would make it even easier for big banks to rig the tax rules and skip out on paying their fair share.

Most Americans Approve of Obamacare: New Poll

April 6, 2017 Daily React 0

Obamacare is more popular than ever, according to a new poll. Fifty-five percent of Americans now support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to Gallup’s latest polling.  This represents a major turnaround from five months ago, when 42% approved and […]

Robert Reich: Trump’s Incredibly Dumb Bet On Coal

April 5, 2017 Daily React 0

When Donald Trump was running for president, he talked a lot about putting people back to work. And one of the industries he focused on most was the coal industry. He even put on a hard hat and waved around a pick axe to show how much he loved coal.

How Ayn Rand’s ‘elitism’ lives on in the Trump administration

April 4, 2017 Daily React 0

Trump’s secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has said Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged” is his favorite book. Mike Pompeo, head of the CIA, cited Rand as a major inspiration. Before he withdrew his nomination, Trump’s pick to head the Labor Department, Andrew Puzder, revealed that he devotes much free time to reading Rand. The Conversation