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High Drug Prices Inflate C.E.O.s’ Pay

High Drug Prices Inflate C.E.O.s’ Pay

“Drug company executives faced tough questions from Congress on Tuesday as they attempted to explain why, thanks to high drug prices, per capita spending on pharmaceuticals in the United States is double the average of other advanced countries. For decades, American...
A Green New Deal: How can we Afford not to?

A Green New Deal: How can we Afford not to?

“While McConnell and other critics seem to think that they can defeat the Green New Deal by repeating a tired mantra – ‘we can’t afford to do it’ – the real question is: how can we afford not to? Without bold action to tackle climate change, toxic pollution and...
A Living Wage is an Antidepressant

A Living Wage is an Antidepressant

“A $15 minimum wage is an antidepressant. It is a sleep aid. A diet. A stress reliever. It is a contraceptive, preventing teenage pregnancy. It prevents premature death. It shields children from neglect. But why? Poverty can be unrelenting, shame-inducing and...
Green New Deal: Feasible and Affordable

Green New Deal: Feasible and Affordable

“There are three main ideas of the Green New Deal Resolution introduced by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey.The first is to decarbonize the US energy system — that is, to end the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from burning coal,...