We can’t keep slashing state budgets.

When unemployment numbers exceeded expectations last Friday, the Trump administration wasted no time in rolling out the metaphorical mission accomplished banner. President Trump himself declared the addition of two million jobs to be “the greatest comeback in American history.” While it is undeniably good news that two million Americans went back to work in April, […]

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A Nobel Prize-winning economist says coronavirus shows ‘that markets don’t work’

There’s no feeling quite like the stomach-clenching dread that hits when you hear a Nobel laureate in economics label the coronavirus recession as “a textbook example of showing that markets don’t work.”  The concept of markets — defined simply as the system that allows buyers and sellers to interact — is a cornerstone of mainstream […]

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Three Important Tips for Writing Comics, as Written by Someone Who Has No Right to Give Advice on Writing Comics

About a year ago, AHOY Comics published the first issue of my first-ever comic book miniseries, PLANET OF THE NERDS. AHOY Editor-in-Chief “Torrid” Tom Peyer’s decades of experience saved me from a boatload of first-timer mistakes, but I also learned a few lessons over the course of writing NERDS that I’d like to share with you. […]

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The coronavirus pandemic shows that the trickle-down theory of economic growth is a fabrication

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that the American economy would “bounce back” from the coronavirus shutdown by this summer. “As businesses begin to open,” Mnuchin promised, the “demand side of the economy” will “rebound.” Mnuchin was reiterating President Donald Trump’s line on the economy — the idea that when social distancing […]

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