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Robert Reich

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

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

economic justice

A visionary approach to financial accounting could inject the values of fairness and sustainability into standard business practice.

Wall Street

The Republicans, with the exception of a few die-hard libertarians, always do the bidding of the banks that finance them, but the Democrats are just as eager to pig out at the bankers’ trough.

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

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?

Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

Megaphone that reads Tax the Rich

The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.

Whoever wins on November 6, progressive campaigns will continue to target the tiny elite that rules the country.

Hurricane Sandy water

It’s time to ditch the political euphemisms, and start calling lies, theft and greed by their true name.

Blogs

Closing the gap between the wealthy and the poor is not as cut-and-dried as Obama paints it to be, but Senator Bernie Sanders has some alternative solutions for the problem.

July 30, 2010

When the balance between the powerful and the powerless gets this big what we need isn't sucking up (or standing back), it's standing tough.

July 15, 2010

BP's CEO "got his life back" by going yachting, and the rest of the world's millionaires are doing OK, too. But one Gulf fisherman would rather have something else than money.

June 22, 2010

For all the talk of Wall Street reform, and new consumer protections, and talk of alternative energy policy, the fact remains that for most people, America is a sinking ship.

June 2, 2010

Demonstrations in Greece may have caused three deaths, but who caused the financial crisis that led to the demonstrations? 

May 5, 2010

How the sub-prime rip off results in transferring wealth out of minority America more than ever before, and how the bill proposed by Congress will not fix this.

April 28, 2010

How much senior executives earn, in cash and stock, is public information. How they make it is public too. Trouble is, the two are barely brought together in reporting.

February 17, 2010

Just a few weeks ago, a book talk by ACORN founder Wade Rathke wouldn't have drawn much press attention, but the organization's recent notoriety as a conservative boogeyman has thrust Rathke back in the spotlight.

September 30, 2009