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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.

Food market in the Philippines

The Sarkozy commission advanced new ways of measuring progress—but hurdles remain.

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Warren used rampant 2016 speculation to juice an important debate over expanded benefits.

November 18, 2013

Democrats are now unified in extended the crucial benefits--will Republicans go along?

November 15, 2013

Two cheers for Bill Gross, the co-founder and managing director of PIMCO, the California-based bond house that manages some $2 trillion in other people’s wealth.

November 4, 2013

The budget conference committee should consider a real alternative to austerity.

October 29, 2013

The smallest federal enforcement outfit has perhaps the best record on Wall Street prosecutions. Why?

October 23, 2013

Amid pressure from progressive and women's right organizations, President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. 

October 9, 2013

The outspoken congressman wants to use the budget crisis to advance his privatization agenda.

October 9, 2013

In a brilliant 1996 essay, political theorist Sheldon Wolin connected austerity economics to a broader Republican philosophy of governance--or lack thereof.

September 28, 2013

Obama has a chance to name a reformer as Fed Chair and make good on the "new politics" he promised in 2008.

September 16, 2013

Certain media outlets claim the sequestration wasn’t that bad, but that’s only because we don’t fully understand their consequences yet.

September 9, 2013