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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.

People are wriggling free of the fetters of corporate culture.

Feeling squeezed? It's official: if you're not in management, the value of your paycheck is dropping at an alarming rate.

Good news in the stimulus package: low and middle income Americans receive cash to rev a slowing economy. Bad news: tax breaks for businesses won't help much at all.

OK, three-quarters of what he says is wacky. But his view of the Fed's contribution to rampant inflation is right on the money.

Blogs

Amid pressure from progressive and women's right organizations, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. 

October 9, 2013

The outspoken congressman wants to use the budget crisis to advance his privatization agenda.

October 9, 2013

In a brilliant 1996 essay, political theorist Sheldon Wolin connected austerity economics to a broader Republican philosophy of governance--or lack thereof.

September 28, 2013

Obama has a chance to name a reformer as Fed Chair and make good on the "new politics" he promised in 2008.

September 16, 2013

Certain media outlets claim the sequestration wasn’t that bad, but that’s only because we don’t fully understand their consequences yet.

September 9, 2013

The nation’s largest labor federation will meet in Los Angeles to consider resolutions on issues ranging from its relationship to its member unions, to its relationship to the Democratic Party.

September 7, 2013

The Obama administration is pushing to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership without congressional oversight. 

August 22, 2013

America needs a Fed chair who has "the right temperament and a willingness to take on Wall Street CEOs."

August 12, 2013

Obama’s better bargain is a disturbing snapshot of a skewed political system.

July 31, 2013

Treating the choice of the next Federal Reserve chair as an election campaign will bring citizens into the debate and raise vital issues.

July 30, 2013