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Why Don’t We Just Ban Fossil Fuels?

A pair of economists, Mark Paul and Lina Moe, wrote last year for an advocacy group called the Climate and Community Project in a piece titled “An Economist’s Case for Restrictive Supply-Side Policy.

Mark Paul Featured on The Majority Report

Professor Mark Paul joins Emma Vigeland on The Majority Report podcast, diving right into the inspiration for his piece on an Economic Bill of Rights (and his economic work as a whole) in seeing the richest nation in history make its citizens suffer through the 2008 financial crisis, both conceptualizing that wealth and why GDP doesn’t present the full picture of a country’s well being under capitalism.

We can still make a good economy much better

“Progressives do not have the power — at least not yet — to win an economic bill of rights,” Mark Paul concedes. “To see poverty eradicated, progressives will have to continue pressing their case — via mass movements and grassroots organizing, over the dinner table, and in the public sphere.”

Jersey Shore workers struggle to find middle-class homes

“We know there is a shortage, a significant shortage of affordable housing in New Jersey, but the middle class is getting squeezed as well,” said Will Irving. “And it’s getting harder and harder for young families to afford to buy a house.”

New Jersey’s rising unemployment makes economic future uncertain

New Jersey’s unemployment rose sharply in 2023, leaving economic experts wondering whether a rocky road is ahead in the new year. The state unemployment rate climbed from 3.4% in January to 4.7% in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. November’s...

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