Looking Back at the First Roaring Twenties

To understand where the stock market may be heading, a Nobel laureate examines the pop culture of one of the greatest bull markets in history.

#great-depression-1930s, #nineteen-hundred-twenties, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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The Law Is Rigged Against You if You Want to Unionize

Our system of labor law and regulations has too strongly tilted the playing field in favor of companies.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #great-depression-1930s, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Joe Biden Knew He Was Onto Something Long Before We Did

The advent of Covid-19 changed his conception of the presidency for the better.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-depression-1930s, #liberalism-us-politics, #poverty, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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When Biden Becomes … Rooseveltian!

Using a crisis to reduce child poverty and make America more truly a land of opportunity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-insecurity, #great-depression-1930s, #income-inequality, #new-deal-1930s, #poverty, #recession-and-depression, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Year Inequality Became Less Visible, and More Visible Than Ever

Even as shared public spaces emptied out, the gap between the economically privileged and the precarious became impossible to ignore.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #great-depression-1930s, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression

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Gavin Newsom’s French Laundry Dinner: What Was He Thinking?

A lavish dinner helped reinforce the idea that California’s government is a mess of bureaucratic dysfunction and aristocratic indifference.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #french-laundry-yountville-calif-restaurant, #great-depression-1930s, #newsom-gavin, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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The Market Partied Like It Was 1932

A remarkable snapback rally, after a deep coronavirus-induced plunge, took stocks into rare and, in some ways, troubling territory.

#automobile-renting-and-leasing, #bespoke-investment-group, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #federal-reserve-system, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #great-depression-1930s, #impeachment, #inflation-economics, #quarantines, #recession-and-depression, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #solomon-david-m, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #unemployment, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Food Pantries Are No Substitute for the SNAP Program

Instead of beefing up the SNAP program during the pandemic, the government opts for a return to Depression-era food lines.

#agriculture-department, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #food-stamps, #great-depression-1930s, #perdue-sonny, #welfare-us

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Don’t Lose the Thread. The Economy Is Experiencing an Epic Collapse of Demand.

A rip in the fabric of the economy won’t be healed easily, and denial of the severity of the crisis won’t solve it.

#consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #great-depression-1930s, #quarantines, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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New York City Doesn’t Have to Suffer This Summer

Officials shouldn’t let the coronavirus end a long history of helping people stay cool.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drownings, #east-river-nyc, #great-depression-1930s, #infrastructure-public-works, #jones-beach-ny, #moses-robert, #orchard-beach-bronx-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #playgrounds, #smith-alfred-emanuel, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools

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It’s My 100th Birthday. It’s Been Quite a Century.

I grew up in the Great Depression and served in World War II. Trust me when I say America will survive this crisis, too.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-depression-1930s, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Is Following in Herbert Hoover’s Footsteps

And we know how that worked out.

#great-depression-1930s, #hoover-herbert-clark, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #recession-and-depression, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Repeat After Me: The Markets Are Not the Economy

The two have been intertwined in the American psyche since the 1929 stock crash and the onset of the Great Depression. But stocks are not a reliable gauge of overall economic health.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #great-depression-1930s, #high-net-worth-individuals, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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The New Great Depression Is Coming. Will There Be a New New Deal?

After the coronavirus, political transformation may be inevitable.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #great-depression-1930s, #green-new-deal, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #khanna-ro, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #liberalism-us-politics, #medicare, #new-deal-1930s, #organized-labor, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantines, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #warren-elizabeth, #yang-andrew-1975

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The Coronavirus Could Change Amazon, and Silicon Valley

Amazon may be bigger than ever, but change is coming for the tech giants, too.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #great-depression-1930s, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #recession-and-depression

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It’s Not Enough to ‘Get Back to Normal’

We can rebuild better. Here’s how.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-depression-1930s, #income-inequality, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Following Dorothea Lange’s Notebooks

The Californian photographer known for her images of the Great Depression is a guide to the complexity of the present.

#agriculture-and-farming, #berkeley-calif, #california, #canals, #catholic-charities, #davis-calif, #el-centro-calif, #farm-security-administration, #great-depression-1930s, #homeless-persons, #immigration-and-emigration, #imperial-calif, #irrigation, #labor-and-jobs, #lange-dorothea, #mexico, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #museum-of-modern-art, #oakland-museum-of-california, #photography, #poetry-and-poets, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #taylor-paul, #trump-donald-j

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