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A tax on the rapid-fire trades that dominate financial markets would discourage reckless behavior and raise serious funds for public use.
The government has the power to spur innovation and reshape the economy—but it must be willing to flex its muscle.
Legislation proposing a publicly owned state bank, the underpinning of a truly local economy, stands a good chance of passing in this session.
It’s time to recognize limited liability for what it is: a subsidy for corporations paid by those hurt by malfeasance.
Congress should allow tax deductions for incentive pay schemes only if they distribute the rewards to the majority of workers.
Hotshot CEOs should be required to play by the same rules as small business owners, who have a personal stake in the companies they run.
Capitalism in any form compels us to be greedy, callous and petty. Instead of reinventing it, we should replace it.
It's too late for Obama to turn around the economy. But to win re-election, he better expose what Republican plans to cut spending will really do.
The concentration of wealth and power among a few mega-corporations threatens our political and economic freedoms.
Relying so heavily on GDP as a measure of economic health is like removing all of the gauges on a car’s dashboard except the speedometer.