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  • June 30, 2010

    Inequality in America

    And what to do about it. A Nation forum, featuring Robert Reich, Dean Baker, Katherine Newman, David Pedulla, Orlando Patterson, Jeff Madrick and Matt Yglesias.

    Various Contributors

  • June 30, 2010

    Unjust Spoils

    Surging inequality, not Wall Street banditry, is the underlying cause of the Great Recession.

    Robert B. Reich

  • June 28, 2010

    The Plutocracy Prevention Act

    One US billionaire has already passed away since the estate tax expired. Will Senate Democrats get it together to push for reform in reinstatement?

    Chuck Collins

  • June 22, 2010

    What a Spare $1 Million Can Buy

    BP's CEO "got his life back" by going yachting, and the rest of the world's millionaires are doing OK, too. But one Gulf fisherman would rather have something else than money.

    Laura Flanders

  • June 2, 2010

    For Poor, America’s a Sinking Ship

    For all the talk of Wall Street reform, and new consumer protections, and talk of alternative energy policy, the fact remains that for most people, America is a sinking ship.

    Laura Flanders

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  • May 5, 2010

    Responsibility for Greek Protest Deaths

    Demonstrations in Greece may have caused three deaths, but who caused the financial crisis that led to the demonstrations? 

    Laura Flanders

  • April 28, 2010

    More Than Reform For Subprime Hurt

    How the sub-prime rip off results in transferring wealth out of minority America more than ever before, and how the bill proposed by Congress will not fix this.

    Laura Flanders

  • February 17, 2010

    Human Interest In Bank Practices

    How much senior executives earn, in cash and stock, is public information. How they make it is public too. Trouble is, the two are barely brought together in reporting.

    Laura Flanders

  • September 30, 2009

    Wade Rathke Speaks Out

    Just a few weeks ago, a book talk by ACORN founder Wade Rathke wouldn't have drawn much press attention, but the organization's recent notoriety as a conservative boogeyman has thrust Rathke back in the spotlight.

    Chris Hayes

  • January 16, 2009

    An Epoch Named!

    Your submissions to the Name Our Epoch contest were awesome: The Age of Avarice, The Crassical Period, The Bling Bang, The New Steal. And the winner is....

    Chuck Collins and Sam Pizzigati