The relentless reduction of taxes on the wealthy has created a profound inequality between the very rich and the bottom half of American society, affecting every aspect of daily life.
While John Kenneth Galbraith was good at pointing out the failures of the free
enterprise system, he could never overcome the play-to-win mentality
of American capitalism.
Longtime Nation Associate John Kenneth Galbraith is best
remembered not only as a New Dealer, old-line liberal or Keynesian
economist but as a contrarian and independent thinker.
Corporate tax preparers like H&R Block continue to target taxpayers
hungry for rapid refunds with questionable loans.
The massive number of Americans who support raising the minimum wage
should spur Congress to action.
Progresssives must articulate a vision of a moral economy and a
benevolent community that challenges the rhetoric of market
The Dubai flap is no surprise, considering Bush always promised to run
America like a corporation--even if the corporation is Enron.
Democrats should see the panic over the DP World deal as an opportunity
for a nervy rudder-turn and challenge the obsessive secrecy and toxic
premises of Bush's national security policy.
CAFTA, once presumed dead, is alive and functioning, thanks to White House political sorcery. But a backlash is looming in the United States and abroad.
What a farce: The Dubai Ports deal shows Bush is willing to trust the Arab-owned Dubai Ports to manage our harbors, even as he scapegoats them as culprits in his war on terror.