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Chris Hayes argues that the US budget deficit can be resolved--even in the short term.

Taxpayers are getting a raw deal in Citigroup's plan to repay its bailout funds. But you would never know it from reading the news.

Representative Marcy Kaptur, a longstanding advocate for foreclosure relief, talks to The Nation about prospects for sweeping financial reform.

At major US banks, shareholders actually want their executives to be rewarded for taking on excessive risk.

Americans want to know what went wrong during last year's economic meltdown. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will find the answers.

Blue Dog Democrats are undermining prospects for financial-industry regulation and reform.

How well will Representative Barney Frank's proposed regulatory reform legislation address the "too big to fail" problem?

It's undeniable that pay czar Kenneth Feinberg has had an impact on compensation at bailed-out firms. But it's equally clear that the casino culture that created this mess remains untouched.

The time to pay down the deficit will come only after the economy recovers.

To reform the financial sector, we must break up "too big to fail" conglomerates and reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.

Blogs

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