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The Center for Economic and Policy Research's Dean Baker joins Christopher Hayes to answer the question: if Tea Party freshmen vote to not raise our debt ceiling as they vowed to do on the campaign trail, will government grind to a halt and bring the US economy down with it?

To restore economic stability, the US must rethink its approach to domestic manufacturing.

Angelo Mozilo, former CEO of Countrywide Financial, has just agreed to pay $67.5 million SEC fine. But the landmark 2008 settlement with Bank of America, which had acquired Countrywide that year, has done little to help defrauded homeowners.

The Titanic that is the US housing market has just sprung its biggest leak.

Surely Michelle Obama knows that this administration has thrown trillions at the banks in hope that they would respond with mortgage relief for struggling homeowners—and gotten nothing in return.

A White House deficit commission is reportedly considering deep benefit cuts for Social Security. We can and must address our deficit without punishing America’s workers, senior citizens, the disabled, widows and orphans.

Paul Volcker, head of Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, nailed the cause of our financial hardship in a series of blistering remarks on the sorry state of our economy.

The Republicans' "Pledge to America" demands dramatic cuts to the federal budget, cuts that can only come from one place: Social Security.

The Obama administration, unwilling to confront Wall Street, surrendered the substance as well as the rhetoric of a meaningful populist response to the faux insurgents of the Tea Party.

The Obama Administration, unwilling to confront Wall Street, surrendered the substance as well as the rhetoric of a meaningful populist response to the faux insurgents of the Tea Party.

Blogs

Lawmakers in Connecticut don’t want corporations to capitalize on cheap labor.

May 29, 2015

Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

“We need to get started fixing all this,” says Wisconsin progressive.

May 14, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

American progressives can learn a lot from the new anti-cuts politics.

May 8, 2015

Now a presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders is arguing that the government should wind down several large financial institutions.

May 6, 2015

How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come.

April 29, 2015

“America does not belong to the billionaire class,” he says, “it belongs to all of us.”

April 28, 2015

Two leading Senate Democrats blasted the Obama administration for arm-twisting on TPP. 

April 23, 2015