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USPS Begins Postal Banking Pilot Program

David Dayen The American Prospect
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has taken the most dramatic step in a half-century to re-establish a postal banking system. The test allows customers to cash business or payroll checks at the post office and place them onto a gift card.

The Specter of Inflation

Andrew Elrod Boston Review
Democrats don’t lose elections because of rising prices. They lose when they cut spending and raise interest rates, sacrificing other goals at the altar of price stability.

Building or Unbuilding America?

Nomi Prins Tom Dispatch
For the next generation, it’s already clear that clean and sustainable energy will be crucial to achieving a more equal, economically prosperous, and less climate-challenged future.

Under Biden, We’ll Still Need to Protect Social Security

Sasha Abramsky Truthout
blank social security card Biden has, at times, seemed sympathetic to Republican arguments to increase the age of retirement as a way to keep Social Security solvent and to modify how benefits are calculated adjusting for inflation -- maybe resulting in lower benefits.

Higher Education In America Being Built On Mountains Of Debt

Mary Green Swig, Steven L. Swig, David A. Bergeron and Richard "RJ" Eskow BigNewsNetwork
student in empty classroom It is time to recognize that the cruel experiment in financing higher education through student loans has failed. Inescapable debt is a major driver of social collapse. It has made the racial wealth gap worse and weakened the entire economy...
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