"Ninety percent of Americans are seeing higher take home pay, because a lower tax burden is a pay increase, Norquist said, explaining that even more comprehensive figures are available on his organization's website."Cut your taxes, you have more take home pay." … [Read more...] about Grover Norquist: Tax Reform Legislation Already Helping Americans
A Catholic Mass will be celebrated next October in the medieval cathedral of Lund, where Catholics have not worshiped since the days of the Reformation. On Tuesday, the chaplain of the Lutheran cathedral and the Catholic parish of St Thomas jointly announced that Catholic Masses will be offered in the cathedral on Sundays beginning next October 21, when the local Catholic parish will be temporarily closed for major restructuration. The cooperative effort is fruit of the visit of Pope Francis to the city in October 2016 for a joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, organizers said. … [Read more...] about Sweden’s Lund Cathedral Will Host First Catholic Mass Since the Reformation
"Paul Ryan was really the only leader willing to push his party to do entitlement reform, and who knew the specifics, including that there were hard choices involved," Maya MacGuineas, the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, told the Journal. … [Read more...] about WSJ: Ryan’s Retirement Leaves Hole in Entitlement Reform Efforts
Nearly two decades ago, my older brother Monte Cullors was incarcerated by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at the Pitchess Detention Center, a county jail complex in Castaic. He emerged, in my family's estimation, a brutalized man. It changed Monte's life, and our family, forever. Certainly it's one of the reasons I founded the advocacy group Dignity and Power Now in 2012 and co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013. It's also why, this year, I'm pushing to get a critical jail reform measure on the November ballot. … [Read more...] about My brother’s abuse in jail is a reason I co-founded Black Lives Matter. We need reform in L.A.
The whole world plunged into a free-market mode after the Washington Consensus 1989, a reforms package prescribed by the Washington based institutions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and US Treasury Department, for the crisis-ridden developing countries. The recommendations included policies for economic stabilization, opening of economy for international trade and investment and expansion of the market forces within the domestic economy. The state has to maximize the freedom of both real and juridical individuals. Collective agendas should not be imposed on people. Neo-liberals emphasize not just the rights of individual but the responsibility of individual’s to find his/her own ways. Neo-liberal policies were projected as an alternative to fascism, communism and Keynesian welfare –state idea, which advised state intervention in the market and in several aspects of people’s daily lives (Ilari Nikula, 2017). Suddenly every individual has … [Read more...] about Environmental Law In An Aggressive Neo-Liberal Era: An Account Of Environment Law Reform Initiatives In India