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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

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