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Economic policy centered on a balanced budget will destroy what's left of FDR's New Deal.

An unlikely dissident has proposed a new way to understand, and
reform, the world economy.

For the first time, more poor Americans live in the nation's suburbs than in all our cities combined.

As the gap between rich and poor widens, Americans await reforms to improve the well-being of all.

The gap between rich and poor hasn't been this wide since the Depression.

Banks no longer lend money to people able to pay them back. Now they trap the poor, the sick, students and elderly people into signing up for credit cards and watch the fees pile up.

Remembering the political economist who brought to contemporary issues the research and philosophical vision of a scholar.

That poor children in the United States and Britain have the worst quality of life in the developed world speaks volumes about our misplaced priorities.

Progressives need to create an economic agenda that encompasses the environment and social justice.

The World Social Forum marched into Nairobi full of conflict, action and ideas.

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Senate cloture vote limits debate, restricts amendments and erects another barrier to honest discourse about trade policy.

May 21, 2015

Employers exploit legal loopholes to keep poverty-wage workers from earning overtime wages.

May 18, 2015

“We need to get started fixing all this,” says Wisconsin progressive.

May 14, 2015

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015

Clinton said as recently as the 2008 campaign that welfare reform was a success, but its track record has proven otherwise for the country’s poorest.

May 11, 2015

American progressives can learn a lot from the new anti-cuts politics.

May 8, 2015

Long before the quake, Nepal suffered the rupturing shocks of global capitalism.

May 8, 2015