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Why does Benn Steil’s history of Bretton Woods distort the ideas of Harry Dexter White?

Wall Street

The Republicans, with the exception of a few die-hard libertarians, always do the bidding of the banks that finance them, but the Democrats are just as eager to pig out at the bankers’ trough.

Someone somewhere must die for the pleasure someone somewhere else takes in a $4.95 bikini top.

photo of Friedrich Hayek in his study, 1960

How did the conservative ideas of Friedrich Hayek and the Austrian school become our economic reality? By turning the market into the realm of great politics and morals.

Worker at the Bangladesh factory collapse

The executive director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity talks to Pramila Jayapal about how American consumers can pressure US corporations to protect workers abroad.

Wall Street

Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.

Lemoore, California

Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.

A history of how risk management profits from manufacturing new forms of uncertainty and insecurity.

New York’s housing crisis has pushed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers underground.

Nearly forty years after Ford told New York to drop dead, the city is still here—but forever changed.

Blogs

The food stamp program is up for reauthorization and three new studies indicate what needs to be done if we want to protect and strengthen it.

March 2, 2012

As Santorum and Romney battle each other in Michigan, the Republicans are losing the state. 

February 28, 2012

Desperate to fend off Rick Santorum’s challenge from the right, Mitt released a plan to increase the deficit. 

February 24, 2012

Congress extended unemployment benefits, but it’s no good for those who’ve been jobless the longest.

February 23, 2012

Austerians won the day in Europe—and now the people are paying the price. 

February 21, 2012

Even in an Occupy world, most Americans don’t know exactly how the 1 percent does what it does. The money media haven’t explained it, and the 1 percent likes things that way. That’s how Robert Greenwald explained why he and the Brave New Foundation created a new video series.

February 17, 2012

If Obama wants his actions to match his rhetoric about helping the poor, he needs to show a lot more leadership.

February 16, 2012

Lest any of us forget, some people have plenty of money to throw around. A $100,000 Valentine anyone? 

February 13, 2012

Federal and state proposals to reduce unemployment benefits or make them harder to obtain place millions of unemployed people at risk of falling into poverty.

February 10, 2012

Although men account for 70 percent of jobs lost between December 2007 and June 2009, they have won 92 percent of the jobs created since. From “man-cession,” we’ve gone to “man-covery.”

February 8, 2012