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In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

David Stockman

 Reagan's former budget director's outrage over crony capitalism and bank bailouts is right on, but the pundits don't like it.

Cash register

Surveys demonstrate remarkably progressive attitudes on everything from taxation to regulation to the environment.

We need a Chamber of Progress, made up of all the green and progressive businesses, to fight the predator state that subsidizes large corporations.

Sherrod Brown

The Democratic senator is introducing legislation to break them up, but he’s in an uphill battle—against not only the GOP but his own party.

General Electric

The tax savings of 19 US companies that park their money abroad would be more than enough to cover the $85 billion sequester cuts.

Barack Obama

It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.

The heat is on big banks and CEOs as labor and community activists band together.

Stephen Schwarzman

As cuts in services for struggling Americans go into effect, nine Wall Street executives who are profiting off the recession just received $1 billion in bonuses.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.

Blogs

Can global solidarity between fast-food workers help raise the bar for all of them?

November 19, 2014

A study finds that of the 100 highest-paid CEOs in the US, twenty-nine of them received more compensation than their companies paid in federal income tax.

November 18, 2014

Has Republican Ed Whitfield unethically supported the interests of his wife’s firm?

November 17, 2014

The Electronics Watch coalition has a plan: harness consumer power to hold tech giants accountable.

October 22, 2014

A lesson in how to provide banking centered on people's needs and not on profit for its investors, the Columbia credit union might well ripple well beyond the Morningside campus. 

October 22, 2014

In protests around the country on Thursday, Walmart workers presented a simple demand: full-time work at $15 an hour.

October 17, 2014

Why opposing a wage increase while simultaneously bashing government assistance isn’t just callous—it’s also dumb policy.

October 16, 2014

What is said off the cuff, even in front of an audience full of women, gives us insight into what women are still up against in the tech industry.

October 13, 2014

Amazon’s relentless cost-cutting hits workers hardest.

October 10, 2014

The New York attorney general has been almost single-handedly fighting an uphill battle to hold the banks accountable.

October 7, 2014