Joe Biden released a new health care plan today. It's garbage — and by stopping short of universal coverage, it could end up killing 125,000 people over ten years through uninsurance.
Matt Bruenig is the founder of People's Policy Project.
Anyone who says they’re worried about people losing their health insurance because of Medicare for All is being disingenuous: every year, under our current system, 50 million lack insurance at some point. The only solution to that insecurity is Medicare for All.
Here's a statistic to get your class rage going: since 1989, the top 1 percent's net worth has skyrocketed by $21 trillion. And the bottom 50 percent's? It's plummeted by $900 billion.
Bernie Sanders's new plan isn't just about making workers "stakeholders" in corporations: it's about making them owners.
The United States is commonly thought of as a low-tax country. But workers effectively pay some of the highest taxes in the developed world — without getting a decent welfare state in return.
Democrats could propose a simple, social-democratic plan to help families with children. Instead they've unveiled a complicated, means-tested scheme that would shortchange poor kids.
One of the most common myths about the US health system is that if you like your insurance, you can keep it. But millions of people are thrown off their employer-based coverage every year — so the only solution is Medicare for All.
The critics have it wrong: by reducing health care spending through efficiency gains, Medicare for All would actually make it easier to fund other government programs.
Paul Krugman and other critics of Medicare for All are relying on falsehoods to promote a "Medicare for America" faux-alternative.
Raising kids should be a joy. But in the United States today it often means poverty and stress.
Corporations are making record profits. That’s money we could use to lift millions out of misery.
Elizabeth Warren’s childcare proposal is a good start — but it needs to go much further and be a truly free program guaranteed as a social right.
As the socialist movement picks up steam, we'll need to translate our ideals into workable policies. Two democratic socialist legislators in Maryland are doing just that.
The Washington Post tried to fact check Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez yet again. And yet again, the paper instead made a fool of itself.
A Green New Deal is now on the agenda. Activists should embrace the public ownership option: mass decarbonization, using the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's suggested 70 percent marginal tax rate has conservatives and centrists freaking out. But Sweden shows that soaking the rich is the smart thing to do.
Paul Krugman recently argued in favor of a mixed economy. But his imagination is a bit limited: we can expand public ownership into every aspect of the US economy.
Forgiving student debt would benefit more than just the wealthy — but that doesn't mean we should be completely on board.
The White House's ridiculous anti-socialist report claims the Nordics have a lower standard of living than Americans. But when properly measured, Nordic consumption actually beats the US.
Donald Trump took to the pages of USA Today yesterday to denounce Medicare for All. His column is laughably bad.