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Those demanding change in response to the Libor scandal forget how deeply the corruption is rooted.

Libor: The Crime of the Century

The interest rate scandal surrounding England’s Barclays Bank is corruption like we’ve never seen it before.

Lockout at Con Ed

Days after being locked out, the utility company’s union workers show that they’re not going down without a fight.

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, but in other recent decisions has also guaranteed that corporations will have even more power to shape public debate about the issue.

Protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy.

Two decades of economic growth in the US has been wiped out, but all is going swimmingly for the Fed's in-crowd.

The depressing defeat of the recall suggests that “money power” cannot be easily thwarted, even by determined “people power.”

Dollar bills

A web of right-wing groups bankrolled by billionaires dominates our politics. Our media shouldn’t let them remain in the shadows.

Why are moral and political thinkers failing to engage with the true, dispiriting scale of market sovereignty?

Blogs

Can global solidarity between fast-food workers help raise the bar for all of them?

November 19, 2014

A study finds that of the 100 highest-paid CEOs in the US, twenty-nine of them received more compensation than their companies paid in federal income tax.

November 18, 2014

Has Republican Ed Whitfield unethically supported the interests of his wife’s firm?

November 17, 2014

The Electronics Watch coalition has a plan: harness consumer power to hold tech giants accountable.

October 22, 2014

A lesson in how to provide banking centered on people's needs and not on profit for its investors, the Columbia credit union might well ripple well beyond the Morningside campus. 

October 22, 2014

In protests around the country on Thursday, Walmart workers presented a simple demand: full-time work at $15 an hour.

October 17, 2014

Why opposing a wage increase while simultaneously bashing government assistance isn’t just callous—it’s also dumb policy.

October 16, 2014

What is said off the cuff, even in front of an audience full of women, gives us insight into what women are still up against in the tech industry.

October 13, 2014

Amazon’s relentless cost-cutting hits workers hardest.

October 10, 2014

The New York attorney general has been almost single-handedly fighting an uphill battle to hold the banks accountable.

October 7, 2014