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Proposed budget cuts and threats to collective bargaining are already damaging public education in Wisconsin.

Would getting rid of the federal deficit be the silver bullet for our ailing economy? Robert Pollin explains why the standard arguments against deficit spending don't tell the whole truth.

It’s not only bad politics for states to use budget crises to bust unions—it’s also bad ­economics.

The former president set in motion a sizable slice of the fantasies destroying America.

Was Obama’s appeal to US competitiveness just about beating the Chinese and Indians—or doing right by Americans?

With no tax justice coming from Washington, municipalities across the country will have to take matters into their own hands to save the jobs and social lifelines on which their communities depend.

In the media frenzy over Obama's recent tax deal, few have mentioned the host of tax extenders and sweeteners that will end up costing the country billions of dollars.

Republicans have spent their postelection victory lap fearmongering over the deficit. But now they've insisted all Bush tax cuts be extended, at great price to the national debt.

America doesn't have a drug problem. It has a poverty problem.

Blogs

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

The new Fed chair came out in strong support of working families and the unemployed in her foundational speech this week. 

April 1, 2014

A new study exposes the hidden consequences of government contracting for workers and communities

March 24, 2014

Thomas Piketty’s ambitious, lucid Capital in the Twenty-First Century explains the depth and scope of our inequality problem.

March 14, 2014

During a decade when economic inequality grew by leaps and bounds in the rest of the world, it declined significantly in Latin America.

March 13, 2014

Even though he's in the ‘cooling off’ period, Kyl is lobbying on a proposed tax overhaul.

March 10, 2014

What remains to be seen is whether the IMF will use this research to develop policies that grow the economy through redistribution.

March 6, 2014