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Tag Archives: NAFTA
Can the Working Class Trust the Democrats?
Two years ago, we compared the opioid epidemic to the mortgage crisis that nearly cratered the global economy, noting how both were caused by corporate greed. Recent reporting in the Washington Post and other media outlets reveals an important difference … Continue reading
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Guilt by Association: Hillary and the Working Class
As the 2016 Presidential campaign revs up, we’re seeing a political version of guilt by association as Hillary Clinton tries to position herself in relation to the cornerstones of her husband’s legislative agenda: the Violent Crime and Enforcement Act (VCEA, … Continue reading
Welfare Reform and NAFTA: The Democratic Party and the Politics of Inequality
In January 2014, we celebrate two anniversaries – the beginning of the War on Poverty (1964) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA 1994). So it is a good time to consider how these two programs affected the working … Continue reading