Economy

Economy

“Black American Employment...” We revisit that Report Brief here because the need to sound the alarm for Black labor is even mor

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In July 2021, BlackEconomics.org released a Report Brief entitled “Black American Employment Representativeness.” We revisit that Report Brief here because the need to sound...

Are Black Americans’ lives more uncertain than those of White Americans?

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Economics is huge on uncertainty. Some of the most highly praised economists have explored the topic.[1] Importantly, most widely used quality-of-life indices reflect the...

One hundred forty years ago, Labor Day was born and bred in New York City.

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For many, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer — a day for parties, going to the beach, and cookouts. For others, it’s a day for sales and back-to-school...

We must find ways to rebuild trust in each other and in Black banks.

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Banks have long been at the heart of economic development. Consider, for example, American Western movies and television programs that chronicle the westward expansion. When...

We concluded that today’s US economy operates on the “greater fool” principle

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Under which economic system do we operate in the US: Capitalism, Socialism, a hybrid of the two? Economists can debate this question, but we sought to comprehend not the...

unless there are jobs, do not expect Black Americans to move to ‘Shabazzland’

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We finally heard our BlackEconomics.org co-contributor, Lindsey “Rob” Robinson, who voiced repeatedly, “Black Americans move mainly for one reason: Jobs!...

A Black American nation state should reflect a mindset of meeting the needs of its citizens

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Central to the idea and cherished hope of Black American (Afrodescendant) nation state formation is forging an effective and successful economy. How can this be achieved?...

 Due to the pandemic outbreak, global gross domestic product declined by 6.7 percent in 2020.

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The outburst of COVID-19, which is marked as a “black swan” event - had a devastating effect, not only on the health of the people, but also affected the...

Analysis Brief entitled, “To Be Forearmed.” It discussed ongoing food inflation,

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In early June 2022, we provided an Analysis Brief entitled, “To Be Forearmed.” It discussed ongoing food inflation, why it was expected to continue, and how consumers...

The need for working people to stand up and fight back against corporate greed

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This week I will be doing rallies in Chicago, Illinois, Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin and Burlington, Iowa. Let me tell you why.

The political future of our...

Consider how inflation has evolved for food over the past few years.

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The US and many other nations in the world are experiencing a serious bout of inflation. Here we have already discussed where the combination of inflation partly fueled by...

How much do Black American households pay in Federal income taxes?

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How much do Black American households pay in Federal income taxes? How do those tax payments compare with payments by the rest of the nation? What could a Black American...

Employment

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Human Resources departments are – obviously – tasked with dealing with human beings. Human beings are complex animals indeed. Therefore, the...

successful organizing vote at a Staten Island Amazon facility

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Though labor unions continue to rack up significant victories, the most recent being a successful organizing vote at a Staten Island Amazon facility,...

 the economic crisis harmed women the most, with women of color bearing an even greater burden

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Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress outlines labor market trends for women, documenting the effect the pandemic continues to have on...

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