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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.

Mitt Romney

Bain Capital is part of a system that enriches Wall Street while impoverishing millions.

In his Senate testimony, the JPMorgan CEO ludicrously defined any new trade to protect against “bad outcomes” as a hedge.

Two decades of economic growth in the US has been wiped out, but all is going swimmingly for the Fed's in-crowd.

Why are moral and political thinkers failing to engage with the true, dispiriting scale of market sovereignty?

How did we became a nation that fails to help its most needy citizens, and what can be done?

Jamie Dimon

The real problem with JPMorgan’s risky bets is that the bank is gambling with our money.

Ripped U.S. Dollar Bill

Is the current financial crisis a problem of liquidity or one of solvency?

Blogs

Right-wing group pressures Republicans to oppose any effort to impose tariffs on countries that manipulate currency in order to achieve economic dominance.

September 29, 2011

Do we invest in affordable housing, or a mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes? Congress’s “Terrible Ten” force the poor to sacrifice for breaks for the rich.

September 27, 2011

Right-wingers are attacking Ben Bernanke for taking modest steps to bolster the economy. But the Fed is not doing nearly enough.

September 22, 2011

The Democrats’ new star had some tough words for Obama and the Democratic Party on upcoming free trade deals.  

September 19, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011

Last week's poverty figures made the media take notice of our historic poverty rate. Here's what we should do about it.

September 19, 2011

Headlining Wisconsin's Fighting Bob Fest, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country, the Vermont senator drew the loudest cheers for a stern warning to the president and his colleagues on the congressional “super-committee” that has been charged with deficit reduction: don’t balance budgets on the backs of working Americans. Make the rich pay their fair share.

September 18, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say—and hear—in 2012.

September 14, 2011

The consumer advocate's pitch-perfect populist message is exactly what Democrats need to say -- and hear -- in 2012.

September 14, 2011

The Republican plan for greater austerity—large spending cuts on all levels of government—would only exacerbate the pain suffered by lower-income families.

September 13, 2011