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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.

How a city that once celebrated seamstresses and stevedores came to admire "big swinging dicks."

Helen Clark

Clark discusses the work of UNDP, the launch of the 2013 Human Development Report in Mexico, the Millennium Development Goals and the many challenges that the UN will face in the future.

Margaret Thatcher

In every way, her agenda opposed the interests of ordinary working people. How did she get so many of them to vote against their own economic interests again and again?

Blogs

National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO have been urging the White House to stop opposing a global financial transactions tax. It’s working.

November 3, 2011

Boulder votes against corporate personhood, and then they vote to replace their private power supplier with a municipal utility.

 

November 2, 2011

Katrina's first book, The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, examines the systemic dysfunction that plagues American politics.

October 31, 2011

We should be a country that does big things—like cut poverty in half in the next decade.

October 31, 2011

The church has proposed a financial transaction tax in order to steer the economy “towards achieving the common good.” Is that class warfare?

October 29, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel accuses Paul Ryan of pandering to Washington's "austerity class"—and argues that the President needs to stand with the majority of Americans who want to see the country's chronic inequities addressed.

October 28, 2011

Groups urging Congress to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction are totally divorced from political and economic reality.

October 28, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011

Paul Ryan's latest outlandish attack on President Obama proves he's a first-rate demagogue and phony deficit hawk. 

October 26, 2011

On the streets, at the Vatican, at the G-20, in Congress and in front of the US Treasury building: The call is rising for a financial transactions tax. It will get a lot louder in coming days.

October 26, 2011