The dynamic around raising the minimum wage has been “it’s the right thing to do for people” vs. “it’s the wrong thing to do for the economy” since forever, but it’s actually the right thing for both. Businesspeople only look at raising the minimum wage as “but I have to pay 25% more in labor… Read More »
Every conservative: “Well if Republicans are the party of the rich, how come Beverly Hills and Silicon Valley vote Democratic, huh?” Because these are not old money neighborhoods. Beverly Hills is actors, artists, and retired athletes—meaning these are people that probably weren’t born rich, and can remember what it’s like being poor. Same thing for… Read More »
What Republicans say is the reason they don’t support a second stimulus: “We can’t have a blue state bailout.” But that is horseshit. Blue states pay more taxes and make up the staggering majority of American GDP. [Surprisingly, the economy does not run solely on Cracker Barrels in Wyoming.] Most & Least Federally Dependent States … Read More »
Every American: “It’s been six months since the last stimulus checks. Why haven’t we gotten a second stimulus check?” Well, it’s pretty simple BUT I’m not surprised people don’t know given that our media hasn’t told them: it’s because Republicans don’t really believe in a stimulus that includes government payments to individual Americans…period. There is a reason… Read More »
With a recession started and an-already struggling retail sector getting hit the hardest Alabama Liberal gives his best guess as to what the future of retail looks like: celebrity stores one day turning into full celebrity malls and “experience driven” retail.
SUBSCRIBE If Universal Basic Income is the end of work (and possibly money)…wouldn’t that be a good thing? Alabama Liberal pokes holes in the myth of “the Dignity of Work.”
Alabama Liberal investigates something that seems a little too good to be true: Universal Basic Income (or a Freedom Dividend), and remembers that anytime the math seems suspiciously abstract on something (from Trickle Down Economics to Moviepass), it usually is.
Alabama Liberal explains why he’s skeptical on Tom Steyer and especially Michael Bloomberg, who seems to think the human train wreck that is Donald Trump and a 2% wealth tax are equally awful.
In a seemingly controversial video, AL hopes people will hear him out in taking the macroeconomic view that The Pay Gap feeds into income inequality and less money in the overall economy. [Line: “If men were the only ones with money, the only companies that’d be in business would be Chili’s and Reebok stores.”] Plus,… Read More »
This video is about Movie Pass, which Alabama Liberal claims has already saved him $1,000.