The President should use his executive power to end the financial incentives that encourage this type of corporate desertion. President Obama has already begun, but there is much left that could be done.
For years, conservatives have been telling us that a healthy, business-friendly economy depends on low taxes, few regulations, and low wages. Liberal public policy expert Robert Reich explores if they're right.
Antonio Borges Serum, of the ethnic group 'Hunikui' from Acre, Brazil, listens to a speech during a meeting by Amazon indigenous in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru on Jan. 18, one day ahead of Pope Francis's arrival to the region.
The alternative to a single-payer health insurance system is a hugely-expensive for-profit oligopoly with the market power to charge high prices even to healthy people – and to charge sick people (or those likely to be sick) an arm and a leg.
Even if Hillary sincerely intends to raise taxes on rich Americans in order to pay for universal child care, affordable higher education, and infrastructure spending, the moneyed interests have the clout to stop her.
The DNC has to turn itself – and the Democratic Party – into a grass-roots membership organization, with local and state chapters that play a meaningful role in selecting and supporting candidates, says Reich.