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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.

Economic unrest in Greece has the potential to quickly spread through the entire European Union—and back to the US where the crisis originated on Wall Street. 

The GOP has disowned some of their favorite ideas—pay as you go budgets, cap and trade, raising the debt ceiling—once President Obama has endorsed them.

Debtocracy strikes an ironic chord of dissonance between Greece's glorious past and perilous present.

Does Bill Clinton still not grasp that the current economic crisis is in large measure his legacy?

A foreclosed home

An unlikely grassroots coalition is keeping residents in their homes, one property at a time.

Not one of the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination who debated Monday night rose to a point of seriousness in addressing the nation’s grievous problems. 

The political and economic system is broken. It's time we step back and rethink how we can make capitalism work for us.

Blogs

Progressive senators are objecting to Obama’s latest Wall Street nominee.

November 24, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership might give corporations the ability to sue countries for “expected future profits.”

November 11, 2014

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

Ryan is asking the poor to be more flexible in being oppressed.

August 15, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

It’s the product of both deregulatory neoliberal capitalism and Korea’s authoritarian past—a history in which the United States played no small part.

May 21, 2014

The visible success of the European Financial Transaction (a k a Robin Hood) tax should boost efforts to build support for such a tax in the US. 

May 5, 2014

One survey says job numbers are up, and another one says job numbers are down. Which one is correct?

May 2, 2014

Forty percent of households headed by someone under the age of thirty-five are saddled with student debt, unable to buy homes, raise families and secure their futures.  

April 23, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014