Can US Hold Corporations Accountable Anymore

In the UK the News-Of-The-World/News Corp/Murdoch scandal seems to be reawakening democracy. A big, powerful corporation has been found to be engaged in criminal activity, manipulating news, paying off police […]

Lessons From Greed

Conservatives say greed is a good thing. But the lessons of history, religion, philosophy, psychology and even biology say it is not. I am visiting England this week.  Today I’m […]

How Is British Austerity Working Out

The conservative government in England is trying austerity. They are using the shock-doctrine tactic of drumming up public hysteria over bad news – in this case the financial collapse and […]

Trade Deficit Blows Up

There was (yet more) bad economic news this morning. Reuters: US trade deficit grows to 31-month high. While oil takes part of the blame, the problem is not all oil: […]

Debt-Ceiling Deals Cuts Could Crash Economy

Negotiating with crazy people is always a bad idea and negotiating with hostage-takers is dangerous. But negotiating with crazy hostage-takers is worse than dangerously bad. The “debt-ceiling” deal being negotiated […]

False Conventional Wisdom In The UK Too

In England people “know” many of the same false things that people here “know.” Except in England the false things work against English working people instead of against American working […]

The Not-So-Loyal Opposition

In the debt-ceiling debate Republicans are holding the country hostage again, demanding that the country shift to a radical pro-big-corporate/big-wealth agenda as the ransom. At the same time the Tea […]

NLRB Success Shows Value Of Recess Appointments

A government agency is blocked from functioning by obstructionist, party-over-country, Republican Senators. The President makes recess appointments to get government functioning again and the agency starts doing its job. The […]

National Speakout for Good Jobs Tour

The ProgressiveCongress.org and the Congressional Progressive Caucus launched the Speakout for Good Jobs Tour in Minneapolis Saturday. They will hold Speakout events in 11 cities across the country. This is […]
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