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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.

Barack Obama Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker's nomination shows how financiers keep being rewarded even as the country suffers the financial crisis they wrought.

Capitol Hill building

Disclosures reveal that corporations and lobbying firms award six-figure bonuses to staff who leave to take powerful positions on Capitol Hill.

Mario Monti

Hopes for a progressive government failed, thanks to suicidal divisions among the center-left and Beppe Grillo’s demagogic posturing.

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.

fracking

Farming communities are being turned into huge, open-air laboratories by energy companies—with ordinary people serving as guinea pigs.

Wall Street

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

The difference between rich and poor is stunting economic growth, the mayoral candidate says.

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.

Blogs

Chris Hayes introduces the latest victim of hydraulic fracking: an ExxonMobil CEO and his super-rich friends. 

February 25, 2014

Lax safety standards prevent OSHA from investigating the majority of oil-field accidents.

February 25, 2014

It is time to call out politicians who use the authority of government to weaken existing unions and to thrwart the right to organize.

February 22, 2014

Lee Fang visits Democracy Now! to discuss “The Shadow Lobbying Complex,” his latest feature for The Nation.

February 21, 2014

The merger would be bad for consumers, bad for our free press and bad for democracy. 

February 20, 2014

Ohio's official lethal injection cocktail came under fire after a grisly execution in January.

February 20, 2014

The mayor’s new counsel has wedded incisive analysis of race and poverty to practical policy ideas that would make government a positive force across communities.

February 19, 2014

A properly implented FTT can benefit the economy from top to bottom.

February 19, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office is out of step with most economists on job loss projections as a result of a minimum wage hike. 

February 18, 2014

The end result of relentlessly rising income inequality: one rich guy will own as much as the rest of the planet combined. 

February 18, 2014