Articles by admin

The Coronavirus and the Future of Main Street

By Lloyd Alter Our Main Streets and High Streets have been in trouble for decades, thanks to the onslaught of malls, then Walmart and the big box stores, then Amazon and online shopping. It wasn’t…


Here’s What a ‘Feminist Economic Recovery Plan’ Looks Like

By Frances Nguyen A universal basic income. Special emergency funds for marginalized groups, including undocumented immigrant women, domestic workers, women with disabilities and sex-trafficking survivors. Waived co-payments for covid-19 tests and treatment, including for incarcerated…


Participatory Community Engagement at Risk

By Nathan Boucher, DrPH On February 3rd of this year, Raleigh City Council voted to disband the city’s 18 longstanding Citizen Advisory Councils (CAC), eroding public trust in government. This has now been compounded by…



When the Invisible Hand Gives You the Finger

By Dorothee Benz Since the days of Adam Smith, capitalists have been arguing that unfettered markets are the best way to organize the economy. Smith famously said that the rich are “led by an invisible…





How Civic Technology Can Help Stop a Pandemic

Taiwan’s Initial Success Is a Model for the Rest of the World By Jaron Lanier and E. Glen Weyl The spread of the novel coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic have provided a powerful test…


Government Debts as Class Swindles

The richest sectors of modern capitalism avoid or replace taxes levied on them with interest-bearing loans to the same government. Read the story at Common Dreams.