“I have a philosophy: When others say no, I say yes.” Expressed by Shirley Pryce, this statement could not be more accurate.
Shirley finishes her internship at United for a Fair Economy this week. As sad as we are to see her go, she has promised to be a “UFE Ambassador,” taking all she has learned back home to Jamaica.
As an economic justice organization we recognize that language is power. A big part of popular economics education involves breaking through the jargon so we are not fooled by the language of so-called experts. At United for a Fair Economy, language justice is integrally tied to our work.
We at United for a Fair Economy would like to send our deepest condolences to the families of those killed in South Carolina. We are saddened not only by this act of terrorism and hate, but by the system that enables such violence to take place. This is not an isolated act, but a continuation of a long history of violence carried against black people.
Today the Office of the Inspector General for the Post Office is releasing their recommendations and opinions on Postal Banking. We think this is a unique opportunity to engage in a conversation about the vision for what a Fair Economy is, and how a return to Postal Banking could be a positive step toward that vision we all share.
Today is tax day, and hopefully you’ve already filed your taxes. Our taxes provide the money for public investments that pave the way for shared prosperity. The problem is that the wealthiest people in the nation–the very people that have prospered by public investment–pay less of their income on taxes than we do.