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Jobs fair

The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.

Thomas Piketty

How to avoid the slide toward a world of increasingly separated haves and have-nots.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Ordinary people will be the undisputed losers in the International Monetary Fund’s loan deal with Ukraine.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Blogs

The Federal Reserve should issue a limited-use credit card to every adult.

July 10, 2012

Democrats are trying to break the anti-tax absolutism of the GOP and claim a mandate on reform after the elections.

July 9, 2012

The British banking scandal reveals just how much the world of finance needs an overhaul.

July 9, 2012

The economy has settled into a slow growth pattern after some strong gains earlier this year, and a true recovery remains elusive. 

July 6, 2012

Sister Simone Campbell talks about the Nuns on the Bus and their work to address poverty in America.

July 6, 2012

The workers at Republic Windows and Doors have formed a co-op, New Era Windows, and made a bid to buy the plant. The factory’s current owners seem intent on selling off its parts instead.

July 4, 2012

Chelsea Green employees celebrated July 4th this year, not only independent but as brand-new employee-owners of their company.

July 4, 2012

In Pennsylvania, 89,000 children have been dropped from Medicaid, including many with life-threatening illnesses who were mistakenly deemed ineligible.

June 29, 2012

He once lobbied for dictators and served as trade czar for George W. Bush. What is he doing on Romney's short list for running mate?

June 25, 2012

A global tax on Wall Street speculation is a good idea whose time has come.

June 25, 2012