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Wall Street

A tax on the rapid-fire trades that dominate financial markets would discourage reckless behavior and raise serious funds for public use.

Auto worker

The government has the power to spur innovation and reshape the economy—but it must be willing to flex its muscle.

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

Legislation proposing a publicly owned state bank, the underpinning of a truly local economy, stands a good chance of passing in this session.

It’s time to recognize limited liability for what it is: a subsidy for corporations paid by those hurt by malfeasance.

There is no economic demand more urgent than putting Americans back to work. The government can do this by creating an “employer of last resort” program.

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.

Pension savings and 401(k) plans are supposed to guarantee workers a comfortable retirement, not provide fodder for financial managers.

Blogs

Financial institutions that are Too Big to Fail are also Too Big to Exist—something conservatives and progressives should be able to agree on.

February 12, 2013

It is time for progressives to renew the faith of Thomas Paine that we can yet “form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth.”

January 1, 2013

After all the Republican ranting about socialism, a new poll finds Americans have more positive feelings about… socialism.

December 1, 2012

The country should look to Congressman Keith Ellison, not Paul Ryan for a fiscal vision.

September 14, 2012

If every trade carried a cost, how quickly do you think Wall St. would rein in the robots?

August 3, 2012

Tom Morello marks Guthrie’s 100th by restoring the left-wing verses of his most famous song.

July 13, 2012

The Federal Reserve should issue a limited-use credit card to every adult.

July 10, 2012

The British banking scandal reveals just how much the world of finance needs an overhaul.

July 9, 2012

The workers at Republic Windows and Doors have formed a co-op, New Era Windows, and made a bid to buy the plant. The factory’s current owners seem intent on selling off its parts instead.

July 4, 2012

Chelsea Green employees celebrated July 4th this year, not only independent but as brand-new employee-owners of their company.

July 4, 2012