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Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

How to Launch a Mass Movement for Economic Justice

Progressive leaders are rolling out a bold plan to push Washington off the austerity path. But can they deliver?

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. 

The American West in Flames

This is not a “perfect storm” but the new normal in the American west.

When it comes to defending homeowners from the big banks, the California attorney general is on a roll.

The great divergence

Timothy Noah and Charles Murray offer starkly different explanations of growing economic and social inequality in the United States.

A former managing director at JP Morgan wants to see a complete re-imagining of the world of investments.

Protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy.

Blogs

The wealth gap didn’t spring up from policy gone awry—it is the policy.

April 17, 2014

“It’s what happens when you don’t spend money on affordable housing.”

April 17, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014

On Tax Day, it’s worth thinking about the ways to make the American tax system better. 

April 15, 2014

Why we still need a “Freedom Budget for All Americans.”

April 15, 2014

Stephen Black appears on Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss how predators set up shop and grab a cut of their victims’ tax refunds. 

April 14, 2014

Expanding energy access makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is using a failed scheme—like carbon trading—to pay for it.

April 11, 2014

Whatever setback they’ve encountered, poor people don’t need more “incentives” to lift themselves out of poverty.

April 9, 2014

California is known for protecting a woman’s right to choose. Will this be the year the state extends that same right to poor women?

April 8, 2014

She's teaching her party how to take the events of a moment and weave them into a narrative that addresses the fundamental challenges facing the country.

April 8, 2014