Category Archives: Economy

ICYMI: Iowa’s economy sputtering as people flee the state

From last week’s inbox, a very important message from Progress Iowa: For Immediate Release: May 24, 2021 Contact: Ivy Beckenholdt, ivy@progressiowa.org ICYMI: Iowa’s economy sputtering as people flee the state Iowa losing jobs as younger residents flee the state under … Continue reading

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Once Again Democrats To The Rescue!

On his 99th day in office, President Biden gave a speech to a joint session of the US House and Senate laying out his vision for America. The vision laid out by President Biden was starkly different than that laid … Continue reading

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Dreaming

It is what? ten days until Biden Day! I can hardly wait. Biden has put together a powerhouse cabinet. That powerhouse cabinet has a HUGE task ahead of it. First they have to start by aiming to return to what … Continue reading

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Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?

Back in 1980, Ronald Reagan turned a debate with that question. Since then that has been a question that many of us ask ourselves as we evaluate the candidates in our own minds. As the election nears we can use this … Continue reading

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Choosing Those Who Believe In Reality

As the country careens toward the end of the election season, Iowa is literally careening toward the vary dubious (and preventable) mark of over 100,000 of its citizens having been infected. That is over 3% and growing fast. Of those … Continue reading

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Senior Iowans: You Are Targeted

If you are over 50 you better understand that is just a slice of what Republicans have in store for older Iowans and Americans if they win. With Trump as president and with Republicans running even one house of congress … Continue reading

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Toward Sustainable Pandemic Recovery

The climate crisis continues in the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic with its economic downturn threatens years of progress addressing climate change and sustainability. It’s now or never for the environment. Governments are expected to spend trillions of dollars in stimulus … Continue reading

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Who Is Really Looting America?

Robert Reich must see video. About 4 minutes. Did I say Must See?

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Where Did The Money Come From?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post giving my understanding of how the Republican Party (aka now the Trumpublicans) had worked for 40 years to drive the country so deeply in debt that the government could not possibly … Continue reading

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Sunday Economics With Robert Reich

Sometimes I feel I should apologize for posting so much Robert Reich, but his videos just make so damned much sense. They are also usually fairly short and always very understandable. Plus they are true, which can sometimes be an … Continue reading

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