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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.

The concentration of wealth and power among a few mega-corporations threatens our political and economic freedoms.

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

Right-wing group pressures Republicans to oppose any effort to impose tariffs on countries that manipulate currency in order to achieve economic dominance.

September 29, 2011

Reed reports on the Republicans’ efforts to prove that when it comes to climate change, the deficit and pretty much anything else, they can be both hostile and disrespectful.

February 10, 2011

We can win this fight, but growing the antipoverty movement means paying more attention to those who are struggling, fighting and organizing.

January 16, 2011

Fifteen million Americans are unemployed. Poverty is up. One in four homes is under water. It's time for a serious debate on the nation's economic direction.

September 16, 2010

Views on race and the progressive base. Plus: The case for Elizabeth Warren, and JoAnn Wypijewski on "the party of no."

July 23, 2010

Structural financial reform will come not through the sweep of a single piece of legislation, but with new innovative economic models that better reflect the democratic values of this country.

July 22, 2010

On Wednesday, British activists launched a major campaign to push Gordon Brown's government into adopting  a tiny tax that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and for tackling poverty and climate change.

February 12, 2010

As national banks soak up bailout dollars, cut lending, and exploit overdraft fees, a number of Americans have decided to move their money to local banks.

January 5, 2010