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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.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders calls for a "new type of Wall Street, a Wall Street that is not interested in bubble economics," in this first in a series of videos.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s arrest most certainly was a "teachable moment" in the racial conversation--but we've learned nothing.
No racial profiling took place with Henry Louis Gates Jr.; it's not the "teachable moment" for which many are so understandably eager.