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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

Economic anxiety is at an all-time high as both parties embrace austerity politics.

July 26, 2011

Americans, particularly young Americans are tired of the debt ceiling noise. We just want to be and stay employed. 

July 26, 2011

The most significant moment came when the President's asked Americans to get up, get involved, and ask Congress to lay off the insanity.

July 25, 2011

As global markets begin to stall because of GOP gamesmanship, the pointman on fiscal issues for Britain's conservative-led government warns that the extremists who are attacking the US economy could create a worldwide crisis.

 

 

July 25, 2011

Republicans are refusing to deal realistically with a budget deficit their own party created—and Democrats from Krugman to Congress think President Obama is letting them get away with it.

July 24, 2011

Obama's deal could include deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, without addressing the need for new revenues. That's a bad deal—and progressives are speaking out against it.

July 21, 2011

The president and some Republicans like the bipartisan deficit reduction scheme, but Sanders calls it a threat to the safety net and economic fairness.

July 19, 2011

Obama was unwilling to fight for Elizabeth Warren. Will he now fight for the survival of the consumer bureau she convinced him to create?

July 18, 2011

Some liberals argue Obama's three-dimensional chess is finally paying off.

July 13, 2011

The jobs crisis should be priority number one for the Obama Administration.

July 12, 2011