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The assault on public employee unions is the next phase of a the forty-year campaign by the rich against the rest of us.

Are there any practical reasons for a bi-weekly payroll?

Conservatives today talk up all kinds of values, but they're all subordinated to a single goal: class warfare.

In the media frenzy over Obama's recent tax deal, few have mentioned the host of tax extenders and sweeteners that will end up costing the country billions of dollars.

Instead of cutting benefits for the poor, how about taxing the total household wealth of the rich?

Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning of what huge pockets of America could turn into.

Is the recession really ending? What does Elizabeth Warren's sort-of appointment mean? Dean Baker has answers on Grit TV.

Why are poorer and less-educated citizens more likely to die in America's wars?

If the boom years failed to lift poor mothers into the middle class, how are they faring now that the middle class is becoming the new poor?

Three working homeowners in Queens faced foreclosure—and JP Morgan Chase refused to modify their mortgages. Now they've brought a lawsuit, and the bank is suddenly responsive.


And they’re picking up steam throughout the country.

June 19, 2013

One candidate’s push to move New York past the new “gilded age.”

June 13, 2013

Dave Zirin represents a long tradition of reporting from the intersection of basketball, politics and culture.

June 8, 2013

Blockbusters don't usually have strong ties to public funding. Les Mis is an exception.

January 7, 2013

The Strike Debt movement is planning a Rolling Jubilee—a bailout of the people, by the people. 

November 12, 2012

Tens of thousands of individuals in Spain protest further harsh austerity measures recently announced by their right-wing government.

October 8, 2012

Whenever the Romneys get off script, they forget to pretend that they haven’t always been rich.

September 11, 2012

The Republican vice presidential nominee is part of an economic royalist cabal that has stalled action on farm and food legislation that’s essential to working farmers, rural America and food stamp recipients.

September 11, 2012

The Great Recession has devastated black wealth and the ability of black Americans to move up the income ladder. 

July 18, 2012

A global tax on Wall Street speculation is a good idea whose time has come.

June 25, 2012