Category Archives: Economics

If You Could Save a Million Lives, Would You Do It?

This article was first published in The Hill on October 1, 2020. Reprinted with permission. If you had the opportunity to save a million people from preventable death, would you do it? These are people who would otherwise fall victim … Continue reading

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The Proposed Constitutional Amendment on the Ballot for a “Fair Tax”

Right now, the Illinois State Constitution forbids progressive taxation on income. In other words, it forbids doing what the IRS does on your federal income tax—taxing you at a rate that depends on your income. On your federal income tax, … Continue reading

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Defenders of the Bolivarian Republic Forcibly Evicted from Venezuelan Embassy

On May 16, supporters of the democratically elected government of Nicolás Maduro were forcibly evicted from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. by US police forces. Earlier this year, President Maduro’s embassy staff was ordered by the US to vacate … Continue reading

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The Honduran Crisis: Not Quite Your Father’s Oligarchy…

By Janice Jayes At first glance the political crisis in Honduras seems depressingly familiar: a military coup against a left-leaning President in 2009, continued repression of opposition groups, and now a Presidential election so full of irregularities that demonstrators refuse … Continue reading

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Should Champaign County Create a “Public Bank” to Promote Local Economic and Community Development

Born and raised in Urbana, Gary is a retired Dean and Professor of Education and Social Justice at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)   A Champaign County Public Bank could receive deposits from county-based residents, businesses, hospitals, institutions … Continue reading

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