Silicon Valley is experimenting with a Universal Basic Income — and we should pay attention

Universal Basic Income may not be a new idea, but it’s gaining traction through an experiment in the Bay Area. (Courtesy photo) By Katie Modesitt on May 17, 2017 (sfexaminer.com) “We’re about to experience a change in our economy on the scale of the agricultural or industrial revolution,” announced Sam… Continue reading

A PUBLIC BANK FOR SAN FRANCISCO by Dr. Derek Kerr and Dr. Maria Rivero

(Westsideobserver.com May 2017) During the early 1900s, North Dakota’s economy was based on agriculture, specifically wheat. Frequent drought and harsh winters didn’t make it easy to earn a living. The arduous growing season was further complicated by grain dealers outside the state who suppressed grain prices, farm suppliers who increased… Continue reading

CodePink Tells Wells Fargo “Defund Toxic Pipelines” (by Peter Menchini)

Codepink and accomplices, including Jimminywinks (co-coordinator of BARC– Barkers Agitating for Reactor Closures), shut Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Oakland with a leaking Dakota Access Pipeline on Climate Mobilization Day 4/29/17. The Berkeley City Council will vote to divest from Wells on May 16, 2017. The Public Bank of Oakland… Continue reading

BARACK OBAMA IS USING HIS PRESIDENCY TO CASH IN, BUT HARRY TRUMAN AND JIMMY CARTER REFUSED (theintercept.com)

BARACK OBAMA IS USING HIS PRESIDENCY TO CASH IN, BUT HARRY TRUMAN AND JIMMY CARTER REFUSED (theintercept.com)

May 1 2017 DEFENDERS OF BARACK OBAMA’S decision to do things like accept a $400,000 check for a speech to a Wall Street brokerage house argue that the former president might as well cash in — everyone else does. That was Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s defense of Obama. “People are like… Continue reading