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Mitt Romney

In his Bain years, the GOP nominee helped fashion Monsanto into a biotech giant. What would the notorious purveyor of genetically modified foods get from a Romney presidency?

Occupy Debt

Bereft of their big tent at Zuccotti Park, activists have found a unifying theme in debt.

Can Debt Spark a Revolution?

If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive.

A devastating report reveals the predatory practices behind the $150 billion private student-lending industry.

Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election

Thanks to Citizens United, US and foreign corporations can secretly spend millions on political campaigns under the cover of trade associations.

The US Chamber of Commerce's Multimillion-Dollar Attack Plan

The nation’s top business lobby has built up a huge war chest for conservatives. But has it crossed the legal line?

Coffee shop in Vietnam

Corporate sponsorship is undermining a wide network of democratic, farmer-owned co-ops.

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Will the EPA Force Chemical Plants to Go Safe?

One in three Americans are put in danger by chemical facilities. The EPA has the authority to require safer processes.

As a bookseller, Amazon has left no corner of the publishing world untouched. What will happen as it ventures into publishing original content?

 

Blogs

The problem of unfair and inscrutible boilerplate contracts might find its remedy in Washington or the state capitols—or we might be able to seize the day ourselves.

March 15, 2013

When you click on or sign an inscrutable boilerplate contract, you sign away rights. The problem is getting worse all the time—and helps explain a lot of our current economic woes, too.

March 14, 2013

The problem isn’t that Americans are spending more money on stuff—they’re not. It’s that stuff has gotten cheaper.

March 13, 2013

Organizers say management retaliated against strikers by locking them out of their homes.

March 13, 2013

The Dow hit a new high yesterday. A small tax on Wall Street trading could alleviate some of our drastic sequester cuts—and the majority of Americans support it.

March 5, 2013

The Communications Workers of America says that the ruling overturning Obama’s nominations emboldened employers—like the one that terminated twenty-two union activists.

March 1, 2013

Janitors say they’re prepared to walk off the job to protest unsafe conditions and illegal retaliation.

February 22, 2013

Financial institutions that are Too Big to Fail are also Too Big to Exist—something conservatives and progressives should be able to agree on.

February 12, 2013

What business leaders can learn from Lincoln—and what they can’t.

February 12, 2013

Workers are protesting a new round of alleged intimidation tactics.

February 7, 2013