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Chicago school closing protest

A resurgent protest culture fights back against Rahm Emanuel’s austerity agenda.

Elizabeth Warren

The reform-minded senator talks tough, and she knows where the bodies are buried.

Baby bottle

I leaned out when I should have leaned in. But the problem is about much more than individual women’s choices.

President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou

The right-wing think tank received big money from Taiwan’s government at the same time that it was churning out policy papers and articles urging US military aid to Taipei.

Chinese and American flags

How Washington’s and Beijing’s visions for the future may turn into a nightmare.

economic justice

A visionary approach to financial accounting could inject the values of fairness and sustainability into standard business practice.

Why does Benn Steil’s history of Bretton Woods distort the ideas of Harry Dexter White?

Wall Street

The Republicans, with the exception of a few die-hard libertarians, always do the bidding of the banks that finance them, but the Democrats are just as eager to pig out at the bankers’ trough.

Someone somewhere must die for the pleasure someone somewhere else takes in a $4.95 bikini top.

photo of Friedrich Hayek in his study, 1960

How did the conservative ideas of Friedrich Hayek and the Austrian school become our economic reality? By turning the market into the realm of great politics and morals.

Blogs

A new study exposes the hidden consequences of government contracting for workers and communities

March 24, 2014

The real goal of the TTIP is to weaken the power of citizens to defend themselves against corporate abuses.

March 24, 2014

In a big-city test of the “Fight for 15” movement, 100 Chicago precincts vote “yes.” Wage hikes are a potent issue that could swing the Illinois governor race.

March 19, 2014

Washington is threatening to withhold development aid unless El Salvador adopts economic policies that Salvadorans just voted against.

March 18, 2014

Economic desperation among college students helps explain why millenials don’t believe in small government. 

March 17, 2014

House Budget Chair gets some scholarly encouragement to consider the past before blaming today's poor for their circumstance.

March 17, 2014

Thomas Piketty’s ambitious, lucid Capital in the Twenty-First Century explains the depth and scope of our inequality problem.

March 14, 2014

During a decade when economic inequality grew by leaps and bounds in the rest of the world, it declined significantly in Latin America.

March 13, 2014

What Paul Ryan really means when he lambasts “inner city” culture.

March 12, 2014

“Inner-city men,” says Ryan, need to learn the “value and the culture of work.”

March 12, 2014