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Fighting the Inflation Profiteers

David Dayen The American Prospect
Companies are raising prices well above increases in their costs. The only antidote is to finally take action against corporate power.

What's in Build Back Better? Where Does It Go Next?

Li Zhou Vox
The most ambitious social policy bill since the New Deal, Build Back Better includes more than a half billion dollars to fight climate change, universal pre-K and child tax credits and elder care, among other initiatives.

Bringing the Supply Chain Back Home

Robert Kuttner New York Review of Books
Is Biden ready to insist that national economic planning is not just ideologically permissible but urgently necessary?

Actually, Joe Biden Was Elected to Be FDR

Michael Tomasky The New Republic
Abigail Spanberger is wrong: Biden campaigned explicitly by comparing his ideas to the New Deal. That’s what millions of people voted for.

Supreme Court to Hear Case on E.P.A.’s Power to Limit Carbon Emissions

Adam Liptak New York Times
The case, brought by Republican-led states and coal companies, could frustrate the Biden administration’s efforts to address climate change. This is the equivalent of an earthquake around the country for those who care deeply about the climate issue

Imagine a World with U.S.-China Cooperation

Lawrence S Wittner History News Network
When China and the United States cooperate, the two countries and the world will benefit; when China and the United States are in confrontation, the two countries and the world will suffer, Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping to Pres. Joe Biden, Sept. 10, 2021

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.
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