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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.

How I wish that Ben Bernanke would get caught e-mailing photos of his underwear-clad groin.

Elizabeth Warren

The new consumer protection bureau’s mission is to make it easier for consumers to understand financial fine print. So why are bankers so scared?

What was Timothy Geithner thinking when he decided to give Goldman Sachs a $30 billion interest-free loan as part of an $80 billion secret float to favored banks?

Oregon attempts to follow in North Dakota's footsteps by pushing forward a bill to establish a publicly-owned bank.

A woman walks past a supermarket in Lisbon, Portugal

The bottom line on bailouts for Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland must be help, not punishment.

If Obama continues to refuse to intervene in the economy, Americans are in for a painful decade.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s “People's Budget” has been widely ignored. That’s too bad, because the right solutions to our budget crisis are in there.

For every $1 raised by closing tax loopholes for wealthy Americans, Obama proposes $2 in spending cuts.

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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

On Tax Day, it’s worth thinking about the ways to make the American tax system better. 

April 15, 2014

Why don't Republicans want to extend long-term jobless aid? Actually, it's hard to tell. 

April 8, 2014

Only one year removed from a pension-funding crisis, companies are getting a pass.

April 3, 2014