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What is to be done about America’s growing disparity in wealth?

Over the past year, new research has shown how a phenomenal accumulation of wealth has become concentrated among just 1 percent of Americans over...

Author of ‘After Cooling’ discusses Freon’s legacy and the societal cost of air conditioning

Originally published in the Seattle Times on 7/27/21 In opening Eric Dean Wilson’s book, “After Cooling: On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of...

Can Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Peel-Off Blue-Collar Workers from the Republicans?

The Democrats have been losing blue-collar voters for the last decade; this legislation could reverse that trend.             The Democrats and the Republicans are struggling over...

Civilized to Death – The Price of Progress

Originally published October 20, 2019, in the Seattle Times In Civilized to Death – The Price of Progress, author Christopher Ryan proposes the most controversial...

It’s Time for A Robot Tax

Written by Nick Licata It’s simple; the robot that replaces every worker or reduces their pay will be taxed. The Robot Maria Fritz Lang's 1927 Metropolis Taxing robots...

The Next President Must Harness the Virus Debt for Economic Growth

Historic Levels of Unemployment Claims and Business Shutdowns Have Required the Greatest Surge in Government Debt Since WWII               Because of the Covid-19 pandemic the Federal...

The Minimum Wage Could be Raised in the Majority of States – This Year

Written by Nick Licata The 2020 new year marks a historic landmark for dramatically improving many people’s living standards by increasing the minimum hourly wage....

The 20th Anniversary of the WTO Battle in Seattle

Originally posted at the Medium. Written by Nick Licata.   The freedom to dissent was tested as the US closed out the twentieth century with a...

Keynote Address to the Seattle Real Change Newspaper

Originally Published September 24, 2018 Urban Politics - USA By Nick Licata Below is my keynote address to the Seattle Real Change newspaper, published by those who...

WTO – The Battle in Seattle

By Nick Licata, former Seattle City Councilmember, who invited demonstrators to Seattle and marched with them; and, author of Becoming A Citizen Activist –...

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