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Elizabeth Warren

The new consumer protection bureau’s mission is to make it easier for consumers to understand financial fine print. So why are bankers so scared?

The New-Economy Movement

A growing group of activists and socially responsible companies are rethinking business as usual.

Instead of just fighting those who own the economy, a growing handful of organizations for low-income people are building their own businesses.

Oregon attempts to follow in North Dakota's footsteps by pushing forward a bill to establish a publicly-owned bank.

Measurements of economic growth fail to capture many facets of well-being.

Food market in the Philippines

The Sarkozy commission advanced new ways of measuring progress—but hurdles remain.

It’s not only bad politics for states to use budget crises to bust unions—it’s also bad ­economics.

For Kim and Reed, Obama's caving to Republican pressure on extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans was a defeat, even if it resulted in some good results for progressives. But if the Democrats are compromising their values now, how does this bode for upcoming legislative battles?

George Soros's gift of $100 million to Human Rights Watch doesn't come without strings attached.

Blogs

A new project by NETWORK, the Catholic social justice lobby, invites a reconsideration of a duty to the poor.

April 19, 2014

“[It] doesn’t make any sense for us to be sending Vermont’s hard-earned tax dollars to some bank on Wall Street which couldn’t care less about Vermont or Vermonters.”

March 9, 2014

There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.

January 15, 2014

After an initial meeting, Walmart has told a union-backed warehouse workers group it decided to break it off.

January 17, 2013

A new year's resolution for Washington: make the economy work for working people. 

January 2, 2013

A petition demanding Obama appoint someone who will hold Wall Street accountable has already gained a significant number of signatures. 

November 27, 2012

What if the debate about the so-called "fiscal cliff" were framed in human rights terms?

November 20, 2012

Trade policy is about economics. But it’s also about human rights—and whether countries that claim to support freedom and fairness really do.

October 22, 2012

The EU's financial transaction tax should be a model for similar common sense reforms in the United States. 

October 15, 2012