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The best way to ensure corporate accountability is to save a seat on every board for an independent watchdog.

Wall Street

A tax on the rapid-fire trades that dominate financial markets would discourage reckless behavior and raise serious funds for public use.

Auto worker

The government has the power to spur innovation and reshape the economy—but it must be willing to flex its muscle.

Legislation proposing a publicly owned state bank, the underpinning of a truly local economy, stands a good chance of passing in this session.

It’s time to recognize limited liability for what it is: a subsidy for corporations paid by those hurt by malfeasance.

Congress should allow tax deductions for incentive pay schemes only if they distribute the rewards to the majority of workers.

Hotshot CEOs should be required to play by the same rules as small business owners, who have a personal stake in the companies they run.

Capitalism in any form compels us to be greedy, callous and petty. Instead of reinventing it, we should replace it.

Barack Obama

It's too late for Obama to turn around the economy. But to win re-election, he better expose what Republican plans to cut spending will really do.

The concentration of wealth and power among a few mega-corporations threatens our political and economic freedoms.

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More people need to start saving, but are IRAs the best way to do it?

January 29, 2014

One of the more inflammatory voices in the minimum wage debate will be making a special appearance tonight.

January 28, 2014

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would grow the U.S. economy by about $22 billion and create 85,000 new jobs.

January 14, 2014

The New York governor’s refusal to allocate funds for universal pre-K reveals the limits of his social progressivism.

January 9, 2014

While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the US government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Walmart and The Gap.

January 7, 2014

Paul Ryan had his way with the budget deal. And the economic pain is just beginning.

December 28, 2013

The thirty-second president used Dickens’s tale to make the case for programs to aid the dispossessed. We should do the same.

December 24, 2013

The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013

Will the amendment be enough to change the behavior of bankers? Doubtful.

December 12, 2013

There’s still time for Congress to decide not to ruin the holidays for 1.3 million unemployed Americans. 

December 11, 2013