2021-01-16: News Headlines

Ralph Hutchison (2021-01-15). Treaty Seeks End to Nuclear Madness. progressive.org It is the beginning of a new movement that will see the elimination of the existential nuclear threat.

Karen Conner (2021-01-14). Family Benefits in US Fall Further Behind. cepr.net The New York Times recently noted that South Korea would be "offering monthly allowances of 300,000 won, or about $274, for every newborn and infant up to the age of 1 starting in 2022. Expectant couples would get a 2 million won cash bonus starting next year, along with increased medical and other benefits." South …

Horace G. Campbell (2021-01-13). The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) and the Future of the US Dollar. counterpunch.org "The dollar is our currency, but it's your problem." — John Connally, former US Treasury Secretary Introduction After several years of negotiations, a regional trade and economic agreement—the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)—was signed by 15 Asia-Pacific nations on November 16, including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and all 10 members of the