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The Nation's Ari Melber on MSNBC's The Last Word describes how Barack Obama might have made the debt ceiling and eventual debt deal more of a compromise and less of a concession. 

Obama's gutless decision to abandon Warren comes after the president populated his administration with the very people who created the financial meltdown.

Workers in front of the White House

True economic recovery will require creative solutions to deeply rooted problems. Our first great task is to change the way we talk about what's possible.

Baker

A growing number of states are introducing laws that permit companies to pursue social missions without fear of shareholder litigation.

The best way to ensure corporate accountability is to save a seat on every board for an independent watchdog.

Employee ownership plans carve a path toward what could be called responsible capitalism.

Congress should allow tax deductions for incentive pay schemes only if they distribute the rewards to the majority of workers.

Investors who seek out companies that are meeting the long-term challenge of sustainability will have a strategic advantage.

Hotshot CEOs should be required to play by the same rules as small business owners, who have a personal stake in the companies they run.

Capitalism in any form compels us to be greedy, callous and petty. Instead of reinventing it, we should replace it.

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Republicans are suing the president for doing what presidents do.

August 5, 2014

A new project by NETWORK, the Catholic social justice lobby, invites a reconsideration of a duty to the poor.

April 19, 2014

“[It] doesn’t make any sense for us to be sending Vermont’s hard-earned tax dollars to some bank on Wall Street which couldn’t care less about Vermont or Vermonters.”

March 9, 2014

There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.

January 15, 2014

After an initial meeting, Walmart has told a union-backed warehouse workers group it decided to break it off.

January 17, 2013

A new year's resolution for Washington: make the economy work for working people. 

January 2, 2013

A petition demanding Obama appoint someone who will hold Wall Street accountable has already gained a significant number of signatures. 

November 27, 2012

What if the debate about the so-called "fiscal cliff" were framed in human rights terms?

November 20, 2012

Trade policy is about economics. But it’s also about human rights—and whether countries that claim to support freedom and fairness really do.

October 22, 2012