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A woman walks past a sign on a supermarket window

How a central bank created to exist apart from politics got drawn into bitter political arguments. 

What does the National People’s Action director have in store for Obama’s second term?

A few key points to keep in mind during the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

Dollar bill

“Debtpocalypse” is merely the latest installment in a tragic, forty-year story of the dispossession of American workers. 

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

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.

Geoeconomic arguments about jobs smuggle in neoliberal economics under the cover of geography.

Anti-Austerity strike in Madrid

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

Edward P. Jones

Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.

Blogs

A remarkable democratic debate over independence has forced an admission that austerity is a vital, perhaps definitive, issue.

September 17, 2014

Backed by US development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.

September 12, 2014

There’s no evidence that credit reports reveal an applicant’s competence but plenty of evidence that shows they invade privacy and institutionalize discrimination.

September 12, 2014

The senator’s safe homage to the American Dream illustrates his close relationship with the billionaire Koch brothers.

September 4, 2014

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

September 4, 2014

After decades of investment in federal job training initiatives, it’s still difficult to see how much these programs are actually helping workers. 

August 25, 2014

The stunning figure represents roughly a quarter of households of military members on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard. 

August 22, 2014

Ryan is asking the poor to be more flexible in being oppressed.

August 15, 2014

A new bill would let families on welfare afford this basic necessity. What’s wrong with that?

August 13, 2014

Reading the economist’s book through a feminist lens reveals the need for a richer array of anti-inequality policies.

August 6, 2014