Why We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us Off

Pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million over a five-month period in 2013. Drug company payments to doctors are a small part of a much larger strategy by Big Pharma to clean our pockets.

Why the Economy is Still Failing Most Americans

Economic expansions used to improve the incomes of the bottom 90 percent more than the top 10 percent. But starting with the “Reagan” recovery the benefits of economic growth during expansions have gone mostly to the top 10 percent.

How To Curb Outrageous CEO Salaries

Since the 1980s, CEO salaries have skyrocketed from 30 to 280 times what typical workers earn. There’s no easy answer for reversing this trend, but a bill introduced in the California legislature creates the right incentives.

The Republican Strategy To Keep Wages Low

Republicans say they won't extend emergency unemployment benefits unless their cost is offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget. But they won't even consider offsetting the cost by closing tax loopholes for the rich.

Why We Need an Investment Budget

Part of the President’s State of the Union message and of his second term agenda apparently will focus on public investments in education, infrastructure, and basic R&D.