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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.

How Wall Street Occupied America

Why the rich keep getting richer and our democracy is getting poorer.

Inspired by struggles overseas and in the past, the protests have brought the wealth gap back to the center of political debate.
 

Blogs

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

John Nichols appeared on All In with Chris Hayes Wednesday night to talk about how the minimum wage debate in Wisconsin could doom Scott Walker’s re-election campaign and tank his presidential ambitions.

October 16, 2014

Does higher education in America offer young women a ticket to the middle class—or entrench class divisions that are only getting wider?

October 15, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.

September 24, 2014

A remarkable democratic debate over independence has forced an admission that austerity is a vital, perhaps definitive, issue.

September 17, 2014

There’s no evidence that credit reports reveal an applicant’s competence but plenty of evidence that shows they invade privacy and institutionalize discrimination.

September 12, 2014

The senator’s safe homage to the American Dream illustrates his close relationship with the billionaire Koch brothers.

September 4, 2014

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

September 4, 2014

After decades of investment in federal job training initiatives, it’s still difficult to see how much these programs are actually helping workers. 

August 25, 2014