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How a central bank created to exist apart from politics got drawn into bitter political arguments. 

What does the National People’s Action director have in store for Obama’s second term?

A few key points to keep in mind during the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

Dollar bill

“Debtpocalypse” is merely the latest installment in a tragic, forty-year story of the dispossession of American workers. 

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Worker

Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy. 

Many governments and popular movements are embracing the need for systemic change.

Geoeconomic arguments about jobs smuggle in neoliberal economics under the cover of geography.

Anti-Austerity strike in Madrid

You know you’re in trouble when the master of structural adjustment says enough is enough.

Edward P. Jones

Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.

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Abandoning a just society for the middle class and the poor.

December 8, 2013

While Obama described his vision for an economy defined by mobility, Senator Debbie Stabenow cut a deal for at least another $8 billion in food stamp cuts. 

December 6, 2013

Republicans and Democrats actually agree: “We can’t build a strong economy on jobs that pay so little that families can’t live on them.”

December 5, 2013

By handing power to GOP governor’s “emergency manager,” judge threatens retirees, risks a “fire sale” of assets and thwarts the will of the people.

December 3, 2013

Either way, Kerry should keep his eye on the need to work closely with Moscow.

December 2, 2013

Francis embraces and encourages resistance to an “economy of exclusion and inequality.”

November 30, 2013

The massive corporations taking part in Giving Tuesday aren’t anonymous. They want positive pr, and for that they deserve serious scrutiny.

November 29, 2013

Margaret Sullivan on the poverty beat.

November 29, 2013

Most benefits will run out before the end of the month--and some have already been cut. 

November 27, 2013

The Republican “war on poverty” looks a lot like a war on the poor.

November 26, 2013