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.
Matt Bruenig is the founder of People's Policy Project.
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.
The Labour Party's Inclusive Ownership Fund proposal would bring a large chunk of capital under collective control — and out of the hands of bosses.
Medicare for All is good policy. It's also very easy to understand.
How did the Nordic countries become more equal? Simple: they attacked the wealth of the super rich.
Need another reason to love Medicare for All? Bernie Sanders's plan is so much cheaper than the alternatives that passing it would make it easier to fund other social programs.