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

Workers in front of the White House

True economic recovery will require creative solutions to deeply rooted problems. Our first great task is to change the way we talk about what's possible.

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.

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The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

Taxing financial transactions can provide real resources to address income inequality.

January 12, 2015

And if so, does the left party inherit a poisoned chalice? Or can it make a fresh start?

December 31, 2014

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