Things Aren’t Much Better Now for Most People

Economic Development Economics National Politics

            Heerlen           A persistent question in the US, as well as many other countries around the globe, is “what’s driving this increase of populism?”  Why are people so angry?  Many who ask are dumbfounded, because they believe that things are so much better now.  People are living longer.  Median income has risen.  People are better …

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Red Amsterdam Nord Trying to Save Their Community

ACORN International Amsterdam Community Organizing Economic Development

            Amsterdam      Sometimes coincidences are surprising and other times, it seems like fate.  Adrien Roux and I had both of these reactions as we walked briskly from the ferry across from the central station in the rain to the offices of Red Amsterdam Nord, the Amsterdam North Network.  We stopped in a grocery store to …

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