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Come on Joe: Stop John Deere from Shipping Jobs to Mexico

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Vivisection of the Vibe-Recession

By Les Leopold / Substack The economic pundits are freaking out again. A new poll finds that a majority of Americans think the economy is declining, when it is actually growing.  Half of us believe the stock market is crashing, when it is reaching new highs. Half of us also believe unemployment is at a disastrous 50-year […]

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Are Republicans the Party of the Working Class?

Flag of the United States Republican Party. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by the Republican Party from September 24, 2020. By Les Leopold / Substack On November 3, 2020, Republican Senator Josh Hawley (R, MO) tweeted: “We are a working-class party now. That’s the future.” I wrote Wall Street’s War on Workers, in part, to figure out if […]

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Why Wall Street Wants You to Fear AI

Artificial Intelligence concept. Jernej Furman from Slovenia, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Les Leopold / Substack Goldman Sachs, the infamous Wall Street “vampire squid” (aptly so dubbed by Matt Taibbi), wants to scare the hell out of us. It reports that more than 300 million jobs worldwide could be affected negatively by […]

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Outrage by White Rural Rage

“American Gothic Barn, Mt Vernon Iowa” by lewblank is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. By Les Leopold / Substack I don’t like to slam books, especially those ahead of mine on the best seller list. It might seem like petty jealousy.  But one recent release, White Rural Rage by Tom Schaller and Paul Waldman, is seriously flawed. For starters, the […]

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Why Biden Is Getting His Butt Kicked on the Economy

Governor Baker joins President Biden and state, local officials to celebrate Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Governor Baker joins President Joe Biden, members of Massachusetts’ Congressional delegation and state and local officials to celebrate the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law at Boston Logan International Airport in Boston on Sept. 12, 2022. [Joshua Qualls/Governor’s Press Office] By Les Leopold / […]

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Memo to Shawn Fain: Please Launch Workers United Against Mass Layoffs

UAW President Shawn Fein with NYS Elected Officials & UAW Region 9A Reps. InformedImages, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Les Leopold / Substack Dear Brother Fain, It’s time for a new organization to protect working people from the plague of mass layoffs. Let’s call it, for now, Workers United Against Mass Layoffs.  Given […]

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CHIPS Ahoy for Stock Buybacks R Us!

By Les Leopold / Substack Intel, the largest chip maker in America, with 2023 revenues of $54 billion, has just been awarded an $8.5 billion grant from the federal CHIPS and Science Act, plus $11 billion in favorable loans.  In addition to badly needed microchips, Intel produces totally useless stock buybacks. On its website the […]