The High Cost of Low Wages

Republicans have cooled on Texas governor Rick Perry as their great white hope for 2012, but their desire to make the rest of the country look more like Texas — […]
Terrance Heath

Message From A Mugging Respond To The Youth Crisis

No one knows why a group of about 10 teenagers surrounded Trell Thomas at a bus stop in downtown Washington earlier this month and beat him so badly that his […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Todays Big Idea To Get America Working Make Work Pay

Significant job growth continues to elude the American workforce, as companies hold back from expanding and rehiring in the face of weak demand for their goods and services. In a […]
Anne Thompson

On Jobs Tell It Like It Is

Washington is waiting for President Obama. Next week, the president has scheduled a big speech to propose new measures to create jobs and get the economy going. Reports are that […]
Robert Borosage

Murdoch News Corp Too Big to Know

The Bush administration told taxpayers to hand over hundreds of billions of their hard-earned dollars to bail out Wall Street banks because the financial institutions were too big to fail. […]
Leo Gerard

Why Low Wages are Far From Good News

The Austin American-Statesman ran an op-ed Saturday under the head-spinning headline ”Low Texas Wages are Mostly Good News.” No joke. American-Statesman staff writers Lori Taylor and Heather Gregory noted that […]
Anne Thompson

Minimum Wage Not to Blame for Teen Unemployment

In his latest attack on the minimum wage,Casey Mulligan charges in his NYT Economix post that the 2007-2009 minimum wage increases are adding to teen unemployment. He writes that “Many […]
Anne Thompson

Bachmannia The 2012 Epidemic & Beyond

Remember Sarah Palin? I know she hasn’t really gone anywhere (except back home to Alaska until her bus tour resumes, on some date known only to her and possibly her […]
Terrance Heath

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 […]

The Texas Miracle Is A Mirage

There is no “Texas miracle” for workers and job-seekers. There is a Texas mirage, painted vividly by conservatives and being sold as the real deal by arch-conservative Texas governor Rick […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Jobs Its Past Time to Get Loud and Surly

"It’s an employer’s world," said Rebecca Penny, a 55-year-old widow who was laid off over a year ago from her job at a Chevrolet plant in Tennessee. "I lost my […]
Robert Borosage

March to Stop the Freeloaders

The nation’s greedy corporations and insatiable wealthy are fattening themselves on workers. There’s no trickle down. It’s the opposite; the rich have been sucking the economic lifeblood from the middle […]
Leo Gerard

If They Could Turn Back Time Pt 1

You hear it all the time, these days. Tea baggers, militia members and various other conservatives all that to "take their country back." My usual response was to ask just […]
Terrance Heath

Set the Course Obamas Challenge in the State of the Union

Will the president’s State of the Union address next Tuesday be another transcendent Obama moment? As we’ve witnessed repeatedly, from the moment he burst on the national scene at the […]
Robert Borosage

FDR The Second Bill of Rights

How does America dig out of the hole we are in? Surely the focus must be on first principles: how do we recreate an economy that works for working people? […]
Robert Borosage

America Needs An Industrial Policy

Over the weekend Daily Kos ran a front-page story, America needs an industrial policy, making the point that Germany is doing well because their government understands that a national policy […]

A Toast to a Remarkable Leader Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Speaker Nancy Pelosi will relinquish the gavel to the perpetually tanned, lachrymose Republican leader John Boehner when the new Congress convenes next January. It will be four years after that […]
Robert Borosage

Compassionless Conservatism

It has been said before — recently, even — but it bears saying again and again, as any truth does. Conservatives have finally, and completely, abandoned compassion. Progressives spent much […]
Terrance Heath

Austeritys Epic Fail

It hasn’t even been a year since the Heritage Foundation placed Ireland among the top ten countries on its Economic Freedom Index. I wasn’t intending to write about Ireland at […]
Terrance Heath

Peter Orszags Good Cop Bad Cop Social Security Routine

Former White House budget director Peter Orszag is taking a new approach in his quest to cut Social Security. He’s playing progressive “good cop” to to the ultra-right bad cops […]
Richard Eskow

To Lift The Economy Lift Wages

To lift the economy, we have to lift wages. Increased wages will restore demand. The changes that will increase wages will help restore democracy. The social contract used to be […]

Businesses Do Not Create Jobs

Businesses do not create jobs. In fact, the way our economy is structured the incentive is for businesses to get rid of as many jobs as they can. Demand Creates […]

How Howard Zinn Would Face Today

Moyers delivered this speech October 29, 2010, as part of the Howard Zinn Lecture Series at Boston University. I was honored when you asked me to join in celebrating Howard […]
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