Among the new opportunities that the election of a new president and Congress brings us is to end once and for all the vicious U.S. economic blockade and travel ban imposed on Cuba nearly 50 years ago.
President-elect Obama’s now oft-repeated refrain that “the people’s business can’t wait” is becoming more obvious every day.
The economic outcomes of 2009 for working people, one year from now, is in the hands of the acutest political struggle emerging over how exactly government should intervene in the U.S. economy to avert a depression? How much more, or what different kinds of, intervention will be required for recovery? And, what is recovery?