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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.

Zadie Smith

If you get to the top, only to find that the voice hounding you with charges of inauthenticity is your own, what then?

Barack Obama

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

Blogs

The debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.

March 4, 2015

Without serious reform, migrant fishers in Thailand will remain as disposable as fish bait.

March 2, 2015

The government and the opposition do battle as ordinary Venezuelans weather an economic crisis.

March 2, 2015

The government just sold off the once-controversial land. Here’s what they should have done with it instead.

February 27, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

We don’t tell students with subsidized loans what to major in, but we like to tell people on food stamps what they should buy.

February 18, 2015

In states from South Dakota to Oklahoma, right-wing representatives are pulling every string to try to keep the poor down.

February 18, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015

The Syriza coalition is not just pushing for a better deal—it is saying no to a self-destructive game.

February 12, 2015

If he doesn't read the writing on the bank notes, the president will be remembered as “Wrong-Way Obama.”

February 9, 2015