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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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Past experience with block granting the social safety net paints a dismal picture.

October 15, 2012

Everyone's talking about how Romney won’t name the tax deductions he will reduce—but he’s named three.

October 3, 2012

Paul Ryan told Fox he could not explain GOP economic plans because it would take too much time. But an hour-and-a-half long debate should provide Mitt Romney with enough time to do so.

October 2, 2012

The Inclusive Prosperity Tax would increase revenue for social services Americans need the most. 

September 25, 2012

A sweet day for the financial traders does not necessarily translate into good news for Joe Sixpack.

September 14, 2012

The country should look to Congressman Keith Ellison, not Paul Ryan for a fiscal vision.

September 14, 2012

Resorting to “root canal economics,” the Republicans are falling into a trap. 

August 30, 2012

Let’s at least set the record straight.

August 30, 2012

Paul Ryan made his choice long ago. He’s not going to level with the American people. He’s going to try to make them believe things that are not true.

August 30, 2012

For years, he's justified his austerity budgets with premonitions of a spike in inflation and interest rates. Problem is it hasn't happened.

August 21, 2012