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This phony debt crisis has now passed through the looking glass into the realm where madness reigns.

After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.

According to Washington, the crisis of the hour is the debt ceiling. According to ordinary Americans, the crisis is unemployment. 

 Ari Melber joins former Senator Ben Bradley to discuss the debt ceiling crisis. 

Obama's gutless decision to abandon Warren comes after the president populated his administration with the very people who created the financial meltdown.

Barack Obama

Republicans walked away from a budget deal not because cuts weren’t steep enough but because they included tax increases on the wealthiest. If they’re drawing a line in the sand, President Obama must, too.

How deceptive for politicians to stress “entitlements” when they talk about gutting Social Security and Medicare, two programs long paid for by their beneficiaries. 

Katrina vanden Heuvel explains how we have to shift the budget debate from one centered around Washington's debt crisis into one that looks at the full picture of America's jobs crisis.

Face it. We live in two nations, sharply divided by an enormous economic chasm between the super-rich and everyone else. 

Protests in Greece

The country is facing a convulsion unlike anything since the fall of the dictatorship in 1974.

Blogs

A new study exposes the hidden consequences of government contracting for workers and communities

March 24, 2014

Thomas Piketty’s ambitious, lucid Capital in the Twenty-First Century explains the depth and scope of our inequality problem.

March 14, 2014

During a decade when economic inequality grew by leaps and bounds in the rest of the world, it declined significantly in Latin America.

March 13, 2014

Even though he's in the ‘cooling off’ period, Kyl is lobbying on a proposed tax overhaul.

March 10, 2014

What remains to be seen is whether the IMF will use this research to develop policies that grow the economy through redistribution.

March 6, 2014

IHOTFM Man reminds us of the inherent dignity of work. 

March 4, 2014

A properly implented FTT can benefit the economy from top to bottom.

February 19, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office is out of step with most economists on job loss projections as a result of a minimum wage hike. 

February 18, 2014

Congress will soon reverse cuts to military pensions--but civilian workers won't be seeing any such relief. 

February 11, 2014

Volcker, Greenspan and Bernanke created this messed up economy, and now it's up to Janet Yellen to clean up after them.

February 3, 2014