Category: Civil Rights & Economic Justice

MLK: Justice Mandates Economic Transformation

Patrick D. Jones
NFP State Board Member 

The following article appeared in The Omaha World-Herald: Columns - Midlands Voices on January 25, 2010. The writer is an associate professor of history and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of “The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee” (Harvard University Press).

If we are serious about developing a more humane economic system in the wake of our nation’s ongoing woes, perhaps we should reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.’s “dream” of economic justice.

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Medicare for All

HENDRIK VAN DEN BERG 
UNL PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS

The discussion over healthcare has gone off track. While the media obsess over ridiculous people shouting about death panels and an impending socialist takeover of our government, the private healthcare/insurance industry is quietly ushering through Congress legislation that raises their profits — and our medical costs — even further. So let’s put the discussion back on track with a few important facts and a realistic policy option that actually improves Americans’ health.

We’re last among developed countries

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