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All of the plans on the table for solving the debt crisis, including the finalized plan, are far removed from the needs and wants of ordinary Americans. 

How racism, global economics, and the New Jim Crow fuel black America’s crippling jobs crisis.

Why should those worth hundreds of millions pay tax at the same rate as those who are middle class?

We are in a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis, and activism groups like US Uncut have taken to the streets to help change this dialogue.

Modern capital is in crisis, and neoliberalism, which redistributes wealth upward, keeps the zombie shambling forward, hungry and blindly grasping.

The delusion of a classless society in which opportunity is equally distributed is the most effective deception perpetrated by our moneyed elite.

Are We All Black Americans Now?

More and more Americans are learning what it feels like to be unsafe and unprotected. In other words, they're learning what it's like to be black.

What Social Network?

For the condo-buying, sushi-eating Beltway elite, the recession is over. For the rest of America—not so much.

After years of fraying, the US social compact is in danger of coming apart altogether. Will Americans fight back?

 As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse. 

Blogs

Thomas Piketty’s ambitious, lucid Capital in the Twenty-First Century explains the depth and scope of our inequality problem.

March 14, 2014

During a decade when economic inequality grew by leaps and bounds in the rest of the world, it declined significantly in Latin America.

March 13, 2014

Policies favored by tech-industry titans tend to leave the economic privileges of the powerful unchecked, while penciling in a little welfare capitalism for the poor.

March 11, 2014

Over 100 years after the first International Women’s Day celebrations, women continue to trail behind men by every economic measure.

March 7, 2014

What remains to be seen is whether the IMF will use this research to develop policies that grow the economy through redistribution.

March 6, 2014

The White House’s “2014 Trade Policy Agenda” rehashes failed ideas that harm rather than help economic renewal.

March 5, 2014

Steven Banks has been on the front lines of the battle to get New York mayors to keep their obligations to the poor. Now he’ll be the mayor’s front-man on those policies.

March 1, 2014

The mayor’s new counsel has wedded incisive analysis of race and poverty to practical policy ideas that would make government a positive force across communities.

February 19, 2014

The end result of relentlessly rising income inequality: one rich guy will own as much as the rest of the planet combined. 

February 18, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel dissects the detachment of the ruling class on MSNBC's All in With Chris Hayes.

February 14, 2014