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It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Jobs fair

The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

Federal Reserve

This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

LBJ

How the call to empathy helped mobilize a nation.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

War on Poverty

The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week. 

Blogs

Europe's workers march against austerity, but no government will challenge the new neoliberal orthodoxy.

September 30, 2010

Though progressives have ample reason to be disappointed, they should resist the temptation to sit out the November elections.

September 27, 2010

Just as the sequel to Oliver Stone's 1987 classic hits theaters, Obama appointee Elizabeth Warren will take on a new generation of Wall Street swindlers.

September 20, 2010

The massive job losses between 2008 and 2009 were surely the biggest factor in the record poverty numbers the Census just reported. But those harrowing months were neither the beginning nor the end of the problem.

September 17, 2010

Fifteen million Americans are unemployed. Poverty is up. One in four homes is under water. It's time for a serious debate on the nation's economic direction.

September 16, 2010

While no one said that reforming Wall Street would be easy for President Obama, the big-money backlash against his proposals has been surprisingly swift and screechy.

September 9, 2010

The fight over Congress's jobs bill has made the GOP's midterm election strategy clear: stubbornly oppose anything and everything that might improve the economy and hope voters blame Democrats for these tough times come November.

August 4, 2010

Economic insecurity in America is on the rise—and was even before the Great Recession.

August 3, 2010

David Stockman, Reagan's OMB director, warns against maintaining tax cuts for the rich and other misguided economic policies.

August 2, 2010

Closing the gap between the wealthy and the poor is not as cut-and-dried as Obama paints it to be, but Senator Bernie Sanders has some alternative solutions for the problem.

July 30, 2010