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Bush turns out to be the undertaker of the free market's false promises to ordinary Americans.

An economy addicted to growth, bubbles, downsizing and lending sprees--has become disconnected from the real economy of ordinary human needs.

No matter how much it adds to inflation, the Fed, prodded by Wall Street, is poised to again lower interest rates--punching an even bigger hole in our purchasing power.

Politicians and economists find it hard to admit that we have two economies--one for the rich and one for everyone else--and the latter has been in a recession, if not a depression, for a long, long time.

Two new books seek to galvanize progressives at a key political moment: Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal and Jonathan Chait's The Big Con.

The softening economy, foreclosures, bank write-offs, the swooning dollar and stock market are intruding on the politics of 2008. Do the candidates have a clue?

As the superrich get richer, the rest of us sink deeper into debt. But when American consumers can no longer consume, our whole system falls apart.

Corporate America spends millions lobbying to win permanent most favored nation (MFN) trade status for China, with its vast market and dirt-cheap labor force.

The political mainstream is beholden to sclerotic economic policies that serve only a fraction of the public's interests.

His autobiography sheds light on what motivates hard-right political leaders to apply brutal economic shock therapy.

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