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Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political. 

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

Occupy Debt

Bereft of their big tent at Zuccotti Park, activists have found a unifying theme in debt.

Can Debt Spark a Revolution?

If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive.

Eugene Debs

For Christopher McKnight Nichols, isolationists were cultural cosmopolitans who distrusted the impact of empire.

Brad Gregory wants to upend how we think about the emergence of capitalism, secularism and individualism.

Prison

Seven years after Katrina, poor people accused of crimes are being denied their right to counsel and left to languish behind bars.

Coffee shop in Vietnam

Corporate sponsorship is undermining a wide network of democratic, farmer-owned co-ops.

A massive run on weak banks could destroy the euro economy. Only unlimited deposit insurance, backed by a strong central Treasury, can prevent the worst.

Goldman Sachs

City officials say social impact bonds are a smart way to raise revenue. But government watchdogs worry about creeping corporate influence.

Blogs

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

Out of the Senate debate over another sellout to the big banks comes the clarion call for a new populist politics.

December 14, 2014

Along with hobbling Dodd-Frank, the so-called “Cromnibus” assaults a number of important priorities.

December 12, 2014

But opposition among Democrats is growing.

December 10, 2014

Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.

December 10, 2014

Water privatization could soon be the next front in the austerity wars.

December 8, 2014

The senator has a twelve-point plan for getting the debate, and perhaps the movement, started.

December 3, 2014

How do we calculate the uncompensated labor of Mexican and Central American migrants?

December 1, 2014

Nancy Teeters, who passed away last week, was the lone dissenter as Volcker’s Federal Reserve tore apart the country’s social fabric.

November 24, 2014

Progressive senators are objecting to Obama’s latest Wall Street nominee.

November 24, 2014