Here are links offering evidence for our perspective.
Emoluments and Conflicts of Interest:
Office of Government Ethics
10 Major Deals – Issues for POTUS 45
CREW Emolument Lawsuit
Silicon Valley CEOs Speak Out
Cities in Midwest Want Immigrants
Cities Where Muslim Ban Hits Hardest
Scholars Work Limited By Ban
Iran to Ban US Citizen Visits
Venture Capitalists Look to Canada
The GOP Bubble:
Fact Check on POTUS
Americans Are Embarrassed
Analysis of Rising Premiums
Humana and other stock buybacks that enhance CEO compensation
Summary of Health Benefit Findings by The Kaiser Family Foundation
Summary of Drug Spending from IMS Health
Insurer Lobbying Spending
Commonwealth Study Shows squeeze on workers – premiums vs. worker pay
Prof. Jackob S. Hacker , Yale – Why We Need the Public Option
Jim Clifton: Chairman & CEO, Gallup, January 2015, analyzes the daunting trend where the number of business closings (470,000) are greater than business formations by 40,000 each year, Is American Entrepreneurship Dead or Alive?
G. William Domhoff: Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2016, outlines in depth the financial profile for the Elite, Who Rules America.
Bill Gross: Investment Executive, Janus Fund, May 2016 report examines the loss of 6M jobs over the past 15 yrs, reduction in labor participation rates, and impact of automation, Investment Outlook.
J0hn Schmitt: CEPR (Center for Economic and Policy Research), 2011 report, Labor Market Policy from the Great Recession – Some Lessons from Denmark and Germany.
Barry Cynamon, Visiting Scholar, St. Louis Federal Reserve and Steven Fazzari, Professor of Economics, Washington University, outline how the drag on income for the bottom 95 has created headwind for the economic recovery, Inequality, the Great Recession, and Slow Growth.
Jeffery Dorfman: Forbes, May 2015, notes how low interest rates increase income and wealth inequality, The Fed’s Low Interest Rates Are Increasing Inequality.
Martin Giles – Professor of Politics, Princeton, Benjamin Page – Professor of Decision Making, Northwestern University : Provides insights on how US citizen majority views are not represented by Congress on 1779 policies, Testing Theories of American Politics, Sep 2014.
William Lazonick – Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, in his 2014 Harvard Business Review article, Profits Without Prosperity, outlines how the practice of stock buybacks is greatly reducing necessary investments in research, development, employee development and product cost product. At the same time, this technique of stock repurchase is a form of insider trading, and stock price manipulation.
J.W. Mason – Roosevelt Institute, outlines the results of his study on how corporate investment priorities are reducing corporate development and hurting the economy in this essay: Disgorge The Cash: Disconnect Between Corporate Borrowing and Investment.
Robert Reich: Former Secretary of Labor for President Clinton, now a Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, on his blog he offers key evidence, insights, and information on how the income inequality has developed and status today.
Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: London School of Economics, in this article in the Economist, May 2016 report on their research finding the rich .1% are at record levels of wealth related to national income, Forget the 1%: It is the 0.01 % that are getting ahead in America.
Progressive Budget Recommendation:
The People’s Budget 2017: by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, provides a well articulated agenda for Congress complete with research and survey information to inform citizens and policy makers.
US – Mexican Trade Trends:
Monterrey Workers Benefited From US – Mexican Trade
Insights into the US – Mexican Trade Relationship
Undocumented Worker Immigration is Dropping
Trade War Will Cost Auto Worker Jobs
The Center for American Progress: is a non-partisan non-profit policy institute focused on progressive ideas, policies and research. The Center for American Progress Action Fund publishes the online progressive news website called ThinkProgress. They provide studies and research and do not endorse candidates or political parties, donations are tax deductible. Board members include former Senator Tom Daschle, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and Tom Steyer.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research: is a non-profit group established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. CEPR has two major programs in professional research and public education, to provide the public with fair and accurate information on public policy issues to make informed decisions.
The Center for Responsive Politics: this non-profit group was founded by Senators Frank Church (D-Idaho) in 1983 and Hugh Scott (R-PA) to track the flow of money in politics. The OpenSecrets.org webstie was launched following the elections in 1996, since then the organization has been referenced by major media organizations and has taken on major tasks like detailing the money in politics for each Congressman and Senator, including individual contributions and a big picture look at Super PACs.
Economic Policy Institute: is a non-profit research organization founded in 1986 by Robert Reich and others, to provide evidence based insights into the needs of working class Americans and include their needs in economic policy discussions. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security.
Institute for New Economic Thinking: founded as a non-partisan non-profit organization in reaction to the 2009 economic crisis with a $50M grant from George Soros, to bring innovative economic thinking to the field of economics while better serving the needs of humanity. INET targets four issue areas: the relatonship between finance and the broader economy, inequality and distribution, the economics of innovation and the environment and resource sustainability.
The Roosevelt Institute: is a non-profit research organization inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor to re-imagine America as it should be: a place where hard work is rewarded, everyone participates, and everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. The Roosevelt Institute brings together thousands of thinkers and doers—from a new generation of leaders in every state to Nobel laureate economists—working to redefine the rules that guide our social and economic realities.