The just-released new Forbes 400 numbers don't just stagger the imagination. They stagger common sense. The average Forbes 400 deep-pocket now holds a net worth 70,000 times the wealth of the median household.
The public is finally "getting it" about these one-way trade agreements. They were sold to us as "job creators," but the record is the reverse. They have cost jobs and increased the trade deficit.
Given their longstanding loathing for him, it was touching to see so many right-wingers express concern for President Obama’s safety this week.
Corporations that continue to support the American Legislative Exchange Council risk damage to their brands. States that enact ALEC’s economic agenda risk damage to their economies.
Another $40 billion leaked out of our economy in August, taking jobs, factories and good living standards with it. This means U.S. employers can further threaten employees with moving their job to China.
Is there a new foundation for growth in America, as President Obama claims? The September jobs report shows the recovery continues, but most Americans still don't feel it. In fact, the old economy has returned.
MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t.
New York City faces extraordinary challenges, but this year's winner of the Campaign for America's Future Progressive Champion award has already amassed a striking list of accomplishments.
Suppressing votes by sending out confusing and intimidating mailers is an old-school GOP tactic in North Carolina. . Yet never before in the state’s history has anyone ever been recorded trying to suppress the cat vote.
When high school students across a suburban Denver school district walked out of classes to protest a history curriculum, it quickly became national news. But the story has now widened into a much larger controversy.
We know from the childhood song that Old MacDonald had a farm. But e-i-e-i-o — look who’s got his farm now. It’s outfits like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These aren’t dirt farmers wearing overalls and muddy boots.
Whether it's coping with ebola, the Secret Service failures, or the conditions of our roads, bridges, courts, rail systems, schools and everything else ... cuts in government are come home to roost.
Carmen Segarra was appointed to oversee a sleazy and disreputable institution with a record of bad behavior for which it had recently paid a record fine. That's important to remember when you hear her tapes.
The FDIC estimates there are 10 million people living in the U.S. who do not have a bank account — that’s one out of every 13 households. Public banking could fix that, but Walmart wants a piece of the action.
Why is it that any time you hear the word “reform” coming out of Washington it always ends badly for about 99 percent of us? Here are some actual reforms that are need for corporate tax reform.
Undoubtedly there are positives to Eric Holder’s tenure as attorney general, but one really big minus is his decision not to prosecute any of the Wall Street crew whose actions helped to prop up the housing bubble.
You will find extremely little about issue positions on the websites of North Carolina's Thom Tillis, Iowa's Joni Ernst, Louisiana's Bill Cassidy, Alaska's Dan Sullivan, Arkansas' Tom Cotton and Colorado's Cory Gardner.
President Obama has talked about moving towards a nuclear weapons-free world, yet new research shows the U.S. still has a huge stockpile of nuclear weapons and efforts over the next few decades will increase it.
You might not know it, but there's a ban on domestic oil exports. It's is good for the country, but bad for oil companies. That's why the oil industry is attempting an end run around Congress to do something about it.
Just when you thought the plutocratic profiteers running America’s low-wage economy couldn’t get any more clueless, self-serving, pious, and mingy — along comes Lady Maria of Marriott, magnanimously saying: “Let them eat tips."
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt attracted attention when he announced that his company would no longer be funding the American Legislative Exchange Council. Now, companies from across the tech sector, and beyond, are following suit.
Before Reagan working people benefited most from economic recoveries. After Reagan, the top 10% benefited more. After 2000, 90% of us continued to fall behind – when we opened "free trade" with China.
National polls show the GOP to be about as popular as the heartbreak of psoriasis. The Democrats, for all their faults, remain more popular. Republicans are not for anything.
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.
The more wealth concentrates, the greater the strain on our biosphere. Top environmentalists get that connection. Now our societies must.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation brought out the nuttiest of wingnuts. Obama saluted with a latte, prompting the usual calls for impeachment. Meanwhile, Kansas raises funds and generates buzz.
Every time a young black man is unjustly killed by police, or private citizens "standing their ground," we are told to "trust the system." Clearly, trusting the system to deliver justice doesn't work. We need a movement that demands it.
If these Republicans win on Election Day, it'll be important to remember why. Not because they were running as unadulterated conservatives, but because they were telling voters they would uphold a pillar of the New Deal.
A campaign by National People's Action is mobilizing grassroots political support for robust Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules that will rein in the payday lending industry, in anticipation of well-funded pushback.
The conversation was enlightening. It was also alarming – as in, a wake-up call. There's substantial polling data which lays out what must be done. The question is, Will enough Democrats get the message?
Ask people what they think of NAFTA and you'll learn that people get it. People absolutely hate "NAFTA-style" trade deals. People are voting based on this – when given the chance.
Sexism. A culture of violence. Untrustworthy leadership. Runaway inequality. ... We’re not talking about America's top corporations. We're talking about the NFL.
Voters want candidates who will support classroom teachers and oppose funding cuts to public schools. Democrats can make support for public education a winning issue.
Bill Clinton argues that corporate CEOs will soon care more about employees and society than profits. But today's CEO's are cashing out their own companies' futures to line their pockets. Sweet dreams won't change that.
Every couple of generations, the stars align to create the potential for monumental, transformative social change. It turns out we're in just such a moment when it comes to tackling poverty in the United States.
Two "inflation hawks" on the Federal Reserve's open market committee, Charles Plosser and Richard Fisher, will step down from the board in early 2015. That's a chance for working people to have their own representatives.
Extortion is the practice of obtaining something of value through fear, using force, threats or coercion. What does it mean when the owners of big companies say they will move if we don't cut their taxes? This is extortion.
The New York Times caught hell for an article characterizing television producer Shonda Rhimes as an “angry black woman,” but anger is still privileged in “post-racial” America.
Rand's work is shallow econo-porn, part Kraft-Ebbing and part Horatio Alger, possessing neither coherence nor philosophical depth. She writes that Galt’s Gulch represents “the mind on strike,” but it’s more like a work slowdown.
As fast-food workers across the country strike for decent pay, Burger King is still preparing to abandon the US as their home country. How does a burger company get flipped like this and who gets rich when it happens?