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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.

Auto worker

Relying so heavily on GDP as a measure of economic health is like removing all of the gauges on a car’s dashboard except the speedometer.

Blogs

Will the Supreme Leader make concessions to the losing party?

December 20, 2012

Ben Bernanke described the persistence of mass joblessness as “a waste of human and economic potential.”

December 13, 2012

While the house burns, our heroes deal it out in the name of austerity!

December 11, 2012

You can save the babies or you can save the budget, but you can’t do both.

December 10, 2012

Over time, Americans have become more open to tax increases.

December 5, 2012

As he takes the lead in the fight to defend Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the senator has much to teach progressives about how to do politics right.

December 5, 2012

Ross Douthat is worried about fewer American babies. Family policy could be the answer.

December 4, 2012

Why do we let doomsayers control the 'fiscal cliff' conversation?

December 4, 2012

After all the Republican ranting about socialism, a new poll finds Americans have more positive feelings about… socialism.

December 1, 2012

With their votes, with their responses to exit polls, with every signal they could send, the voters refused to buy the “fix” that Erskine Bowles is selling.

November 29, 2012