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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.

The majority of Americans support fair-trade policies--so why do mainstream pundits treat the idea with so much contempt?

Outrage over excessive rewards for incompetent executives could spark the Democratic Congress to action.

South Korea is bristling over terms of the Bush Administration's proposed free-trade agreement, and so are progressives in Congress.

Americans are ready for big, bold ideas to heal our social and economic wounds.

Is education widening the class divide?

Blogs

Each generation seems condemned to have to prove the obvious anew: slavery created the modern world, and the modern world’s divisions are the product of slavery.

May 1, 2015

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

The very different candidates for the Democratic nomination have a lot to debate.

April 30, 2015

How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come.

April 29, 2015

“America does not belong to the billionaire class,” he says, “it belongs to all of us.”

April 28, 2015

Protesters on both sides of the border are revolting against the same transnational policing and trade policies. 

April 28, 2015

Two leading Senate Democrats blasted the Obama administration for arm-twisting on TPP. 

April 23, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015