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Corporate America spends millions lobbying to win permanent most favored nation (MFN) trade status for China, with its vast market and dirt-cheap labor force.

The political mainstream is beholden to sclerotic economic policies that serve only a fraction of the public's interests.

His autobiography sheds light on what motivates hard-right political leaders to apply brutal economic shock therapy.

Forget 9/11. Alan Greenspan escapes vilification for his role in a plot against America's economic security.

To solve the subprime mortgage crisis, start with aid for vulnerable homeowners, smarter economic policies and a more competent Federal Reserve Board.

By pumping more money into the economy to bail out hedge funds and subprime lenders, the Federal Reserve will only worsen inflation's bite into average Americans' paychecks.

A group of economists is challenging the most basic assumptions of neoclassical economic theory, and their influence is growing.

Economic policy centered on a balanced budget will destroy what's left of FDR's New Deal.

An unlikely dissident has proposed a new way to understand, and
reform, the world economy.

Banks no longer lend money to people able to pay them back. Now they trap the poor, the sick, students and elderly people into signing up for credit cards and watch the fees pile up.

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Though short on specifics, President Obama's speech on the deficit today defended progressive governance and blasted the GOP's plan to gut the country's social safety net.

April 13, 2011

The new budget agreement disproportionally harms lower-income and middle-class Americans while asking no sacrifice from the rich and powerful.

April 12, 2011

Last week, the media covered the budget debate like it was a basketball game.

April 11, 2011

Join fellow progressives in actions around the country calling for a different kind of budget debate.

March 31, 2011

Thanks to cable news, discredited experts and government officials are regularly reborn as trusted authorities.

March 29, 2011

Obama asks for Brazil’s help in solving US domestic problems, but offers little in return.

March 21, 2011

Fiscal hawks in the US and Britain define policy while ignoring catastrophe.

March 15, 2011

Obama's budget rejects the steep cuts advocated by Republicans and his deficit commission. But the president is still playing on the GOP’s turf by emphasizing cuts instead of jobs.

February 14, 2011

The president's budget is a compromise document. Republicans say it does not go far enough. But it slashes low-income heating assistance, community programs, higher-ed loans and environmental clean-up in low-income neighborhoods. Obama and his aides “aren’t giving us a very wise set of choices,” says Democrat Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

February 14, 2011

Reed reports on the Republicans’ efforts to prove that when it comes to climate change, the deficit and pretty much anything else, they can be both hostile and disrespectful.

February 10, 2011