Communications Director at the @EconomicPolicy Institute (EPI). Opinions my own.
"Since the nationwide blackout, the worst in decades, lines of people queuing to fill up water flowing from the Avila have multiplied, despite warnings that the water was not fit for consumption and could contain bacteria and parasites."
"Families interviewed by @Reuters say they have spent months without receiving any water from the tap after power blackouts cut off supply and pipes failed due to a lack of maintenance." https://reut.rs/2UOeWT0 #Venezuela
RT @reuterspictures: An inside view of the underwater restaurant 'Under' in Baaly, Norway, and more photos of the day: https://t.co/XVAlozg…
RT @reuterspictures: Yannis Behrakis, one of Reuters' most decorated and best-loved photographers, has died after a long battle with cancer…
RT @Cryn_Johannsen: @bsebti @pdacosta Thank you for sharing, Bassam. Your story was difficult and moving to read. I’m so sorry your family…
RT @bellamy_dryden: #Russian $$$ bought the #GOP. https://twitter.com/pdacosta/status/1108475483895881734
"White privilege is a complex problem, but the fact that it is structurally built into the very halls of Congress is a crisis—one that is depriving us of an inclusive democracy and economy."
RT @WilcoxNMP: We need more employee-owned companies where employees have a greater stake in the company & vice versa 👇🏽 "ESOP employees ex…
RT @FamStudies: Employee Ownership Supports Stronger Families https://ifstudies.org/blog/employee-ownership-supports-stronger-families
RT @taniakaras: For years, this Filipino family has worked summers on Cape Cod. They might not make it this year after the US govt banned F…
RT @pritheworld: The Trump administration is banning seasonal workers from the Philippines this year, citing a high visa overstay rate. The…
RT @fightfor15: A close look at recent increases in the black unemployment rate https://www.epi.org/blog/a-close-look-at-recent-increases-in-the-black-unemployment-rate/
RT @joy_moses: "As the economy continues to move towards full employment we would expect there to be some closing of the black–white unempl…
RT @emarvelous: Still, haven’t seen an #HBCU alum as a major presidential candidate since Jesse Jackson, who graduated in 1964 with a BS in…
RT @emarvelous: Among other demands, the suit asks Harvard to acknowledge that it bears responsibility for the humiliation of Renty and Del…
RT @emarvelous: Good morning! Talking #reparations and 2020 this morning on ⁦@OnPointRadio⁩...tune in if you can! https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/03/21/reparations-slavery-democratic-presidential-candidates-democrats
RT @GingerMEdwin: @pdacosta @HillaryClinton She did win by 3,000,000 votes. Maybe we should all start calling her that?
RT @selene_babaar: @pdacosta @GOP I see Russian assets are growing in more than one way.👀
RT @MikeDonofrio_: A new @KRC_PA report finds parking lot attendants in Philly are earning poverty wages, the majority of whom are Black. “…
"Senatorial inequality hijacks political power from Americans of color for generations, giving substantial leverage to white Americans in national politics and policymaking—white Americans who already have many intrinsic advantages in our society."
"This means that for 40 years, any issue that requires a majority vote in the Senate can be blocked by senators who represent a white minority over those who represent the will of the non-white majority.
"By 2050, most Americans will be people of color. Until 2090, however, Black and brown Americans will remain the minority in most states—due to geographic diffusion by race.
RT @LailaLalami: The Iraq war started 16 years ago today. I remember the officials who lied, the pundits who helped them, the people who di…
RT @nycsouthpaw: Took five days. https://twitter.com/reuters/status/1108550411194167296
“If we go back in history, as an example even within the Constitution, the construction of most policies are structured to benefit white identity. How do we apply policy or reconstruct policies differently?" http://rooseveltinstitute.org/why-this-matters-the-structure-of-the-senate-works-against-racial-equality/
"Rather than discouraging productive activity, progressive tax rates may instead discourage rent-seeking behaviors by high-income workers, leaving more compensation on the table for lower-income workers to share." https://ssrn.com/abstract=3330239#.XJOhikWauyY.twitter
"The main focus of Mueller’s inquiry has been whether Alexander Torshin, deputy governor of Russia’s central bank and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, arranged for Russian money to flow through the gun rights group to aid Trump." https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article214075459.html
RT @gregleiserson: The wealth of middle-class families consists primarily of home equity and retirement accounts while that of high-wealth…
RT @gregleiserson: Wealth varies widely by age, race and ethnicity, and education
RT @gregleiserson: Wealth inequality has been increasing in recent decades
RT @gregleiserson: The wealthiest 1 percent of U.S. households own about 40 percent of all wealth according to the Survey of Consumer Finan…
RT @gregleiserson: New from @equitablegrowth: “Net worth taxes: what they are and how they work” provides the background you need to unders…
RT @gregleiserson: Interestingly, while the United States does not have a net worth tax, the U.S. reliance on property taxes (defined as re…
RT @_andyboardman: Think a wealth tax is radical? The US already relies heavily on wealth taxes, but taxes middle-class wealth (through pro…
RT @pdacosta: "What's said in the family stays in the family." - Paul Ryan https://twitter.com/edatpost/status/864974738380161024
RT @DerekTodorojo: @pdacosta McCarthy: “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump. ... Swear to God.” Ryan: “No leaks.…
RT @DerekTodorojo: @pdacosta @LauraMcAfee1 AUDIO: McCarthy: “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump. ... Swear to Go…
RT @washingtonpost: Here's the full transcript of the conversation among GOP leaders about Trump's ties to Russia http://wapo.st/2pMCvAo
RT @washingtonpost: House majority leader told colleagues last year "I think Putin pays" Trump. Paul Ryan told them not to leak remarks. ht…
RT @pdacosta: Why isn’t this on TV all day? https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/864963759735013376
RT @pblackerby: Increasing income inequality is due to governmental policy, not to a failure of education to keep up with technology advanc…
RT @Ex67T20: @ericgarland @pdacosta https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.barrons.com/amp/articles/elaine-chao-wells-fargo-stock-51545948669 What’s a euphemism for complicity?
RT @CreativeInv: @pdacosta Did he say anything about shutting them down? Time to clean house at Wells Fargo https://www.americanbanker.com/opinion/time-to-clean-house-at-wells-fargo
RT @chrisjcondon: Federal Reserve officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero. https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/fomc-dot-plot/…
RT @chrisjcondon: Europe’s Christian Democrats freeze the membership of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party https://t.co/n…
RT @Reuters: Stop Brexit: 700,000 sign UK petition to stay in EU https://reut.rs/2JqgzFg
RT @Reuters: U.S. whiskey exports dry up as tariffs bite https://reut.rs/2JrixoZ
RT @shawnsebastian: FINALLY. How many years of low income workers of color demanding that their humanity be taken into account in fed deci…
RT @chrisjcondon: The Fed seems to have given up, at least for now, on anticipating that above-trend growth or low unemployment will genera…
RT @thehill: Border Patrol releasing migrants due to overcrowding: report http://hill.cm/0knMgP4
RT @pdacosta: THREAD: "Party loyalty is often cited as the reason @GOP leaders have not been more outspoken in their criticism of Trump and…
RT @pdacosta: Oh. https://twitter.com/ReutersUS/status/1107713442528538625
 
 
 
 
 
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