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Blaming themselves for their plight, the unemployed don’t look to protest—or to government—for a way out.

It's Time for Debt Forgiveness, American-Style

The nation’s largest banks are methodically harvesting the last possible pound of flesh from millions of homeowners. We should put a stop to it.

Occupy Wall Street

As the Congressional budget supercommittee deliberates, fiscal hawks are calling for “tough choices.” The 99 percent are demanding economic justice.

Barack Obama

A powerful, bipartisan coalition of deficit hawks has manufactured a center-right consensus that dominates the Beltway.

Roars of applause for executions at the GOP debate, official approval of torture, barbaric prison conditions, obstruction of aid to storm victims and children in need—is our nation descending into barbarism?

A rural post office

The privatization vultures and deficit hawks want to pick apart this essential public service. But the PO is not only a vital community asset; it’s perfectly positioned to lead the country into the digital future.

The GOP declares Keynesianism dead, but it hasn’t really been tried. The great economist would have us do much more than “prime the pump” to pull the country out of this morass.

The forces fighting against Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda are halting the Tea Party’s momentum. Will President Obama stand with them?

Barack Obama

Just three years ago, President Obama was an unapologetic Keynesian. Now, he's jumped on the deficit hysteria bandwagon.

In the United States, the richest 400 people own more collective wealth than the bottom 150 million. As Alperovitz puts it, this is quite literally medieval. 

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More people need to start saving, but are IRAs the best way to do it?

January 29, 2014

One of the more inflammatory voices in the minimum wage debate will be making a special appearance tonight.

January 28, 2014

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would grow the U.S. economy by about $22 billion and create 85,000 new jobs.

January 14, 2014

The New York governor’s refusal to allocate funds for universal pre-K reveals the limits of his social progressivism.

January 9, 2014

While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the US government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Walmart and The Gap.

January 7, 2014

Paul Ryan had his way with the budget deal. And the economic pain is just beginning.

December 28, 2013

The thirty-second president used Dickens’s tale to make the case for programs to aid the dispossessed. We should do the same.

December 24, 2013

The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013

Will the amendment be enough to change the behavior of bankers? Doubtful.

December 12, 2013

There’s still time for Congress to decide not to ruin the holidays for 1.3 million unemployed Americans. 

December 11, 2013