Research suggests it can—but the real answer is more complicated. by Emily Moon Pacific Standard Jan 7, 2019 A new study suggests public goods like libraries make people happier. In November, new research suggested the possibility of an Eden for urban planning: Appeasing citizens could be as simple as providing safe access to a public … Continue reading Can Government Spending Really Increase Happiness?
The inside story of how, in just one year, Sandy the bartender became a lawmaker who triggers both parties By Eliza Relman Insider January 6, 2019 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a bartender when she pulled together a scrappy populist campaign for US Congress and stunned the political world by unseating a powerful incumbent Democrat. Her combination … Continue reading The Truth About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Editor's note: What Pelosi is doing with this austerity provision is the Democrats' half of the Two Santas Scam outlined in detail here. The right wing - which contrary to popular belief includes Pelosi, Schumer, Obama, the Clintons, etc - continue to pull this scam since it's worked like gangbusters to fool the public over the … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi Rams Austerity Provision into House Rules Package to Neuter Policies of New Progressive Members
by Richard Moser Be Freedom Dec 20, 2018 The movement around the Green New Deal is the ultimate testing ground for the kind of political skills and strategy needed to win the most important political battles of all. What do you think of the Green New Deal? I think we might just have a workable “revolutionary … Continue reading Is the Green New Deal a “Revolutionary Reform?”
"And just like that, GOP discovers $5.7 billion for a wall," says the incoming congresswoman. "But notice how no one's asking the GOP how they're paying for it." by Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Dec 21, 2018 As Donald Trump continues to throw a temper tantrum and threaten a government shutdown if he doesn't get billions of dollars … Continue reading If US Has $5.7 Billion for Trump’s Stupid Border Wall, What About Education, Healthcare, and Green Jobs for Real Americans?
by Ellen Brown Truthdig Dec 16, 2018 Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is part of a group of Congress members pushing for a Green New Deal. (Charles Krupa / AP Photo) With what author and activist Naomi Klein calls “galloping momentum,” the “Green New Deal” promoted by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appears to be forging a … Continue reading This Radical Plan to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work