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Janet Yellen

But there are other openings on the board. Here’s a list of smart, independent-minded candidates who can fill them.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

Robert Reich

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

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Jamie Dimon

Despite Jamie Dimon’s record as a leader in the radical deregulation of banking, Obama continues to cozy up to his Wall Street backer.

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

Turkey processing plant in North Carolina

The state’s unprecedented cuts to benefits for the jobless are leaving families stranded without money for food, transportation and housing.

Larry Summers

His appointment as next chair of the Federal Reserve would be a clear sign that narrow financial interests are still in charge of the Democratic Party.

Lawrence Summers

Appointing Summers to head the Federal Reserve would only rub salt in the wounds of the disappearing middle class.

Friedrich Hayek and colleagues, 1950

Angus Burgin revisits Friedrich Hayek’s Mont Pelerin Society in The Great Persuasion.

Blogs

The rest of the developed world has left us in the dust since we enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993.

February 5, 2013

Before we’re forced to pick our flavor of austerity, we should close tax loopholes in the financial sector to raise much-needed revenue.

February 4, 2013

Eric on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed on reining in defense spending.

January 24, 2013

&qlduo;We need a treasury secretary who is prepared to stand up to corporate America and their powerful lobbyists and fight for policies that protect the working families in our country. I do not believe Mr. Lew is that person.”

January 11, 2013

The new senator from Massachusetts has the savvy and guts to take on big (and ungrateful) finance. 

January 10, 2013

Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary has spent the better part of four decades going back and forth through the revolving door from Washington to Wall Street. Which side is he on?

January 10, 2013

The former congressman, who wants an interim appointment to the Senate, says the Department of Defense “could get by with a lot less.”

January 9, 2013

Congress’s late-night fiscal cliff deal was overall bad news for progressives.

January 2, 2013

A new year's resolution for Washington: make the economy work for working people. 

January 2, 2013

The proposed budget solution “does not generate the revenue necessary for the country to meet its needs.”

January 2, 2013