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More information about our extremely unequal world--and to help advance the struggle for a more equal future (web only).

Riding with a caravan that descended on Washington Monday, to call for immediate government action to push down fuel prices.

Hard hit by rising costs and the threat of losing their rigs, truckers are staging protests, calling for a bailout and lower fuel prices. What if the rest of us joined them?

As Clinton rewrites the history of her support for NAFTA, Obama needs to
prove he understands what's wrong with global trade pacts.

Gas is up, sneakers are up, onions are up and eggs, too. The only thing that is not up is your income.

Let's reinvent progressive economic policy, starting with our own sovereign wealth fund to deal with urgent social needs.

A look at the gap between rich and poor via two books: David Cay Johnson's Free Lunch and Michael J. Thompson's The Politics of Inequality.

For Roosevelt, the New Deal was a way of advancing freedom, which depended on economic as much as political rights.

The power of Wall Street money and ideas must give way to a new public agenda to restore the real economy.

Proving once and for all that progressive economic projects are worth more than tax cuts.

Blogs

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

Ryan is asking the poor to be more flexible in being oppressed.

August 15, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

It’s the product of both deregulatory neoliberal capitalism and Korea’s authoritarian past—a history in which the United States played no small part.

May 21, 2014

The visible success of the European Financial Transaction (a k a Robin Hood) tax should boost efforts to build support for such a tax in the US. 

May 5, 2014

One survey says job numbers are up, and another one says job numbers are down. Which one is correct?

May 2, 2014

Forty percent of households headed by someone under the age of thirty-five are saddled with student debt, unable to buy homes, raise families and secure their futures.  

April 23, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014

On Tax Day, it’s worth thinking about the ways to make the American tax system better. 

April 15, 2014

Why don't Republicans want to extend long-term jobless aid? Actually, it's hard to tell. 

April 8, 2014