A 2016 poll of more than 20,000 people in 18 countries found that over half saw themselves more as global citizens than as citizens of their own country

Most people around the world (and in the US) are not nationalists.  A poll of more than 20,000 people in 18 countries, conducted by GlobeScan for the BBC World Service from December 2015 through April 2016, found that 51 percent of respondents saw themselves more as global citizens than as citizens of their own countries. This was the first time since tracking …

Innovation Used to Benefit Workers. Can It Again? Machines can make jobs better, but a tiny class of bosses uses them to make jobs disappear. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Excerpt from Bob Lord, Thursday, December 27, 2018,  Inequality.org …Until about 1980, technological advances benefited American workers and American society. Technological advances improved productivity, and workers shared in the benefits proportionately. Wages rose at the same rate as productivity. Not only were American workers paid more, they enjoyed progressively shorter work weeks. As workers’ pay increased, they could buy more, which created …

Equality is the basis of a fair and free society, says Elizabeth Anderson

By Nathan Heller in The New Yorker. Our real concern should be equality not in material benefits, Anderson argues, but in social relations: democratic equality. American stories trace the sweep of history, but their details are definingly particular. In the summer of 1979, Elizabeth Anderson, then a rising junior at Swarthmore College, got a job as a bookkeeper at a bank in …

70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Created Under the Chairmanship of Eleanor Roosevelt Passed Today in 1948 by the UN General Assembly 

POSTED ON DECEMBER 10, 2018 · POSTED IN ROOSEVELT HOUSE, ROOSEVELT HOUSE GENERAL NEWS Roosevelt House celebrates the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt in writing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as we mark the 70th anniversary of its adoption by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. Three years of Mrs. Roosevelt’s hard work and consensus-building produced a document that would shape the way …

Universal Basic Income is Coming and It’s Long Overdue

Universal Basic Income is Coming and It’s Long Overdue, CityLab, 2018 Universal Basic Income (UBI) has long been talked about as a way to address income inequality, but there’s a solution that directly stimulates employment: Universal Basic Mobility (UBM), by simply getting people to jobs.In areas where commutes are long, it’s hard for children to escape poverty, and in many cities, areas …

Polls show public supports leftist demands

Excerpt from In These Times, 8 Nov 2018 Alongside the push by social movements and progressive legislators for a more egalitarian politics, Democratic voters are moving decidedly left on issues ranging from immigration to race to economics. Republican policies like massive tax cuts for the rich, repealing Obamacare and cutting Social Security, meanwhile, are fantastically unpopular. A third of Senate Democrats (the most ever) …

Data from the Federal Reserve show that over the last decade and a half, the proportion of family income from wages has dropped from nearly 70 percent to just under 61 percent

Excerpt from The Recovery Threw the Middle-Class Dream Under a Benz,  By Nelson D. Schwartz, Sept. 12, 2018, NYTimes.com Data from the Federal Reserve show that over the last decade and a half, the proportion of family income from wages has dropped from nearly 70 percent to just under 61 percent. It’s an extraordinary shift, driven largely by the investment profits of the …

What do Socialists think? Working people should run both the economy and society democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few

We believe that working people should run both the economy and society democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. We are a political and activist organization, not a party; through campus and community-based chapters, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) members use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that …

Imperative to construct an international coalition to oppose that controlled by capital: For the last thirty years the world system has undergone an extreme centralization of power in all its dimensions, local and international, economic and military, social and cultural.

Aug 23, 2018 by Samir Amin Topics: Capitalism , Globalization , Human Rights , Ideology , Labor Places: Global Originally published: IDEAS (July 3, 2018)   | For the last thirty years the world system has undergone an extreme centralization of power in all its dimensions, local and international, economic and military, social and cultural. Some thousand giant corporations and some hundreds of financial …