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Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political. 

Occupy Debt

Bereft of their big tent at Zuccotti Park, activists have found a unifying theme in debt.

Can Debt Spark a Revolution?

If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive.

Economist Robert Reich took to the easel to break down the tenets of Paul Ryan's economic plan.

Mitt Romney

Bain Capital is part of a system that enriches Wall Street while impoverishing millions.

Poverty

More than a quarter of African-Americans live in poverty. During Black History Month, we should speak truthfully about the economic legacy that drives this inequality.

Davos, Switzerland

Not really. But debates on rising inequality are now de rigueur at the World Economic Forum.

Contrary to the dogmatic fiscal platforms proposed by conservatives, the American government needs to be investing money, not taking it out of circulation.

With a prejudicial tax code and a decrease in financial regulations, it's a good time to be a CEO.

It took thirty years for inequality to become this dramatic, and it will be a generational project to reverse it.

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Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

Irish activists fighting a plan to increase the cost of water have an unlikely ally in their corner: the Detroit Water Brigade.

January 29, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015

Obama's initiative is a step forward, but community colleges and the students they teach need much more: an end to the disinvestment of our public education system.

January 12, 2015

Taxing financial transactions can provide real resources to address income inequality.

January 12, 2015

To fix social problems, we need to stop looking to marriage, and start creating more equitable public policy.

January 7, 2015

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

Out of the Senate debate over another sellout to the big banks comes the clarion call for a new populist politics.

December 14, 2014

Along with hobbling Dodd-Frank, the so-called “Cromnibus” assaults a number of important priorities.

December 12, 2014