Richard J. Eskow

The Centrist’s dictionary: Here's what corporate Democrats really mean when they say things like ‘purity test’

“Purity test”? “Pragmatic progressive”? “Free stuff”? What are these politicians talking about?

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Bernie’s student debt plan creates a million more jobs than Warren’s. Here's why she should embrace it

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both offered proposals to cancel student debt, a nearly $1.6 trillion burden on borrowers and a major drag on the economy. While both are aggressive attempts to address the student debt crisis, there is a major difference between the two plans: the Sanders plan is likely to create at least one million more jobs than Warren’s, since it cancels roughly $1 trillion more in outstanding debt.

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