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U.S. Treasury Department

Some wealthy individuals are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America’s future.

Ella Baker

Advocates for deep changes to our economic and political systems are turning to earlier movements for inspiration.

Janet Yellen

But there are other openings on the board. Here’s a list of smart, independent-minded candidates who can fill them.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

By refusing to treat Marx as our contemporary, Jonathan Sperber has brought him back to life.

AmeriCorps worker

And they earn so little that missing a paycheck means a lot.

Miami skyline

The buyers come from all over the globe, bearing cash and complicated pasts.

Here are a few recent buyers of high-end Miami properties.

The Miami estate of Jose Pedro de Morais

The former finance minister of a notoriously corrupt regime in Angola is living in high style.

Robert Reich

A conversation with the former labor secretary and merry-eyed agitator about the great ill that ails the country.

Blogs

A slide show of ways we can mend our broken system.

June 8, 2011

The political and economic system is broken. It's time we step back and rethink how we can make capitalism work for us.

June 8, 2011

How Oregon is attempting to follow in North Dakota's footsteps by pushing forward a bill to establish a publicly-owned bank.

June 8, 2011

Send us your proposal on how we can reinvent American capitalism.

June 8, 2011

Evan Bayh was once a possible vice presidential candidate for Obama. Now he’s a hired gun for big business.

June 7, 2011

The former senator's renewed public profile has progressives talking about an open Senate seat or a recall election against Governor Walker.

June 7, 2011

Governor Scott Walker fancied himself a new Ronald Reagan. Now he's looking like the next Herbert Hoover, as thousands are returning to the streets to block his budget and remove his legislative allies.

June 6, 2011

The rejection of Nobel Prize–winning economist Peter Diamond for the Fed Board illustrates how the GOP is systematically blocking well-qualified Obama nominees.

June 6, 2011

US Uncut protests Apple‘s plans to shelter its revenue from fair taxation during America's time of fiscal crisis.

June 6, 2011

Cables obtained from WikiLeaks document the influence the US Embassy sought over the nation in an expanse of nearly seven years—from ten months before the 2004 coup d’etat to just after the earthquake.

June 3, 2011