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The great divergence

Timothy Noah and Charles Murray offer starkly different explanations of growing economic and social inequality in the United States.

A former managing director at JP Morgan wants to see a complete re-imagining of the world of investments.

Protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy.

Mitt Romney

Bain Capital is part of a system that enriches Wall Street while impoverishing millions.

In his Senate testimony, the JPMorgan CEO ludicrously defined any new trade to protect against “bad outcomes” as a hedge.

Two decades of economic growth in the US has been wiped out, but all is going swimmingly for the Fed's in-crowd.

Why are moral and political thinkers failing to engage with the true, dispiriting scale of market sovereignty?

How did we became a nation that fails to help its most needy citizens, and what can be done?

Jamie Dimon

The real problem with JPMorgan’s risky bets is that the bank is gambling with our money.

Ripped U.S. Dollar Bill

Is the current financial crisis a problem of liquidity or one of solvency?

Blogs

The Nation editor and MSNBC host says we have the facts to show that expanding Obamacare will save lives. Not doing so will cost them.

May 7, 2014

Janet Yellen admits evidence of how inequality is “very worrisome.”

May 7, 2014

Forget holding a vote: GOP leadership won’t even allow a hearing on long-term jobless benefits inside the Capitol. 

May 6, 2014

The visible success of the European Financial Transaction (a k a Robin Hood) tax should boost efforts to build support for such a tax in the US. 

May 5, 2014

A big-city mayor proposes moving toward $15-an-hour. A movement builds.

May 2, 2014

One survey says job numbers are up, and another one says job numbers are down. Which one is correct?

May 2, 2014

The real “takers” are the biggest corporations and banks, the richest Americans.

April 29, 2014

The food industry is now the most unequal sector in the American economy.

April 24, 2014

The president should be proposing new rules for importers who manufacture their products overseas, but don’t hold your breath.

April 23, 2014

Forty percent of households headed by someone under the age of thirty-five are saddled with student debt, unable to buy homes, raise families and secure their futures.  

April 23, 2014