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Worker

Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy. 

Many governments and popular movements are embracing the need for systemic change.

Anti-Austerity strike in Madrid

You know you’re in trouble when the master of structural adjustment says enough is enough.

Barack Obama

The “fiscal cliff” is being used to demand cuts that would otherwise be politically impossible.

How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump. 

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

Chairman Ben Bernanke, who’s been sounding the alarm, is attacked constantly by the right. He and his allies need support from a mostly silent left.

Progressives falsely assume this mysterious institution is impervious to public pressure. We need to make our voices heard.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Women were not the only ones left out of the last presidential debate. Here's what the next moderator should ask.

US Dollars

Instead of addressing the real problems, Obama and Romney are focusing on deficit reduction. 

Blogs

Corporate profits rose to a record $1.97 trillion in the third quarter of 2011. Corporate income tax payments did not. But it's not a matter of “Honey, I Shrunk Corporate Tax.”

January 6, 2012

His embrace of Ryan might work with Iowa caucus voters, but it won't help Romney win general election voters who want to save Social Security.

December 30, 2011

Governments are suspending the basic rules of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic in the name of emergency financial management.

December 14, 2011

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

When it comes to a financial transactions tax, European conservatives and American nurses are way ahead of President Obama.

October 5, 2011

 "Wall Street's out of control," declares the nation's top labor leader, as key unions begin to endorse the protest and call for similar demonstrations across the country.

September 30, 2011

Right-wingers are attacking Ben Bernanke for taking modest steps to bolster the economy. But the Fed is not doing nearly enough.

September 22, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say—and hear—in 2012.

September 14, 2011