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In contrast to Obama’s go-easy approach, officials like Eric Schneiderman and Martha Coakley are insisting on vigorous prosecution of bankers.

Barack Obama

There is no three-strikes law for crooked bankers, who usually get off with a fine and a promise not to do it again, and again and again.

It's Time for Debt Forgiveness, American-Style

The nation’s largest banks are methodically harvesting the last possible pound of flesh from millions of homeowners. We should put a stop to it.

Think of Iraq as the AIG of wars, only this bailout is still going on.

Keystone XL protest

While right-wingers froth over the Solyndra mess, a scandal with far higher stakes is being swept under the rug.

The Chamber of Commerce and its Republican allies have launched “the Contract With America on steroids.”

The UK rioters know full well that their elites are looters too.

Foreclosed

Is America finally learning that extreme inequality isn't just bad for those at the bottom—it’s ruinous for those on top, too?

Jobs are not jobs unless workers can live off of their wages in a way that does not trap them in eternal poverty. 

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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