Press Coverage of Declining US Life Expectancy Evades the Truth / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Reporting by the U.S. news services frequently takes China to task for its strict preventative measures imposed to prevent Covid-19 infection. Reports point to economic instability and people’s distress supposedly generated by this uncompromising attitude. The slant of New York Times reporting, which skirts over Chinese lives saved, earned aContinue reading “Press Coverage of Declining US Life Expectancy Evades the Truth / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Pledging “pain,” Federal Reserve declares war on the working class / by Marcus Day

“Working Class Day of Action” Call for better living and working conditions (Photo: Elitsha) Originally published: World Socialist Web Site on August 27, 2022 In his speech Friday at the Federal Reserve’s annual summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made one thing clear: America’s financial oligarchy is determined to make theContinue reading “Pledging “pain,” Federal Reserve declares war on the working class / by Marcus Day”

Opinion: This American For-Profit Healthcare System Would Just as Soon Kill You as Look at You / by Richard Eskow

To this system, it doesn’t matter whether a person lives or dies as long as it gets paid. That’s why our healthcare costs are so high, even though our life expectancy is so low. When I was growing up in the Rust Belt, there was a phrase people would use to describe an unusually vicious orContinue reading “Opinion: This American For-Profit Healthcare System Would Just as Soon Kill You as Look at You / by Richard Eskow”

Understanding the “Middle Class” / by Anita Waters

Middle Class USA Who, or what, is the “middle class”? Most people identify themselves as middle class, but what does that mean, and what difference does it make? This article’s first focus is on the concept of middle class, especially the way people understand it and use it, from the perspectives of those who answerContinue reading “Understanding the “Middle Class” / by Anita Waters”

Amazon Labor Union and the awakening of the American working class / by Julien Arseneau

Economic conditions had first transformed the mass of the people of the country into workers. The combination of capital has created for this mass a common situation, common interests. This mass is thus already a class as against capital, but not yet for itself. In the struggle… this mass becomes united, and constitutes itself asContinue reading “Amazon Labor Union and the awakening of the American working class / by Julien Arseneau”