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Black City, No Water

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On September 2, 2022
In my recent podcast with Josiah Rector, we discussed the role of financial capital in undermining Michigan cities such as Detroit and Flint to the point that they were victims of poisonous water because no one cared what happened to a bunch of poor Black people. And now we see this happening in Jackson, Mississippi, […]
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The GOP Vision of America

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On April 21, 2021
As Sarah Jones discusses here, the GOP vision of America is just…nothing basically. There’s just no human values here at all. Someone has to care for your children, your parents, and someday, you. Absent this person, who steps in? A relative, maybe, if they鈥檝e got the time. Otherwise you鈥檙e on your own, left to sort […]
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But you wouldn’t know that if you listened to the GOP, which can’t decide whether “transportation” only includes things that cars go vroom on or extends all the way to mass transit. Whichever. It certainly doesn’t include energy generation and distribution, plumbing, telecommunications, the medical system, or public buildings. Also, it’s “The American Jobs Plan” […]
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Fixing the Subways

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On June 2, 2016
The big subway systems of New York, Washington, and Boston are just getting worse and worse. Cities and states are struggling to keep up the maintenance. Commuters are getting frustrated. But the problem simply won’t be fixed without major federal investments in them. If federal transportation funding remains flat, as it surely will at best […]

Deficit Spending

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On April 3, 2016

Yglesias is making a lot of sense here. With interest rates this low, the nation should just borrow the money to rebuild its infrastructure and not worry about some existential need to pay off the deb

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