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Barack Obama

In the contest that comes after November, Obama will be on the wrong team.

Bill Clinton bears as much responsibility as any politician for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

The former JP Morgan director makes the case for "Robin Hood" taxes.

The Federal Reserve can grow employment tremendously, without the need for any legislation. 

In his Senate testimony, the JPMorgan CEO ludicrously defined any new trade to protect against “bad outcomes” as a hedge.

Two decades of economic growth in the US has been wiped out, but all is going swimmingly for the Fed's in-crowd.

Why are moral and political thinkers failing to engage with the true, dispiriting scale of market sovereignty?

Jamie Dimon

The real problem with JPMorgan’s risky bets is that the bank is gambling with our money.

Public ownership

Hey, look it over—public ownership is the most effective way to fix America’s economy.

Blogs

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

September 14, 2011

Both sides will spin to win House races in New York and Nevada, but the results will be telling.

September 13, 2011

Implore the White House to make every effort to defend Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

September 7, 2011

Zero job growth, a 16.2 percent real unemployment rate, a shrinking work week, declining pay: Obama has his Labor Day work cut out for him.

September 2, 2011

President Obama will propose a needed jobs program. But how to get it through a Congress that growls, “America's broke”? Fight for a financial transactions tax.

August 31, 2011

Progressive economists applauded Obama's pick of Alan Krueger as chief economist, but warned that his ideas for job creation may be too little, too late.

August 30, 2011

If the consumer activist wins she will become an essential spokesperson for progressive values in national economic, regulatory and fiscal policy debates.

August 26, 2011

The former senator is organizing a national push to get Democrats on the Congressional “super-committee” to commit to fight cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, to oppose any giveaways to corporations and to tax the billionaires.

 

August 24, 2011

Standard & Poor’s is trying to set the parameters of political debate in America. That should offend everyone—no matter what their party, no matter what their ideology.

August 6, 2011

Obama surrendered to Republicans to get a job-killing, growth-stifling debt-ceiling deal. It was a horrible mistake. Now, with markets tanking, will the president make that mistake again?

August 4, 2011