Will CEO Pay Excess Outlast Our Shareholder Spring

A string of surprising 'say on pay' votes has some executive pay critics sensing an impending revolution in corporate boardrooms. But that 'revolution' won't amount to much until mainstream CEO pay reformers start factoring worker pay into the corporate compensation equation.

Ryan Budget A Loser In Republican Battlegrounds

House Republicans can call their budget a "Path to Prosperity" all they want, but as far as the American Majority is concerned, it's a path to political defeat for the politicians who support it—if progressives make the right arguments in favor of an alternative that grows the economy and protects...
Isaiah J. Poole

Romney-Santorum Really Just A One-Man Race Anyway

So it's down to Romney vs Santorum now. But when when it comes to the 1% it’s really just a one-man race. The difference between Romney and Santorum is that while Romney’s policies benefit only the 1%, Santorum’s policies only benefit the 1%.

How Power Suits Subvert the Law of the Land

Lawmakers make laws. They don't enforce them. Corporate America understands that difference — and exploits it with a relentless regularity. The latest case in point: the battle over outrageous CEO pay.

Stress Testing Tim Geithner

Thanks to Occupy Wall Street, in the State of the Union this week President Obama struck some of his most populist themes yet.
Mary Bottari

Recess Appointments Backlash to Blackmail

In America, when gangs of bullies torment school children, pushing them around and extorting their lunch money, parents know only one response effectively counters the abuse: confrontation.
Leo Gerard

Mitt or Santorum It Hardly Matters

Don't get too distracted by the fissures in the Republican electorate revealed in Tuesday night's Iowa caucus vote. On basic economic issues, in fact, the candidates are remarkably united; there's hardly eight votes worth of difference between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Isaiah J. Poole

Break Up Bank of America Before it Breaks Us

On Monday, Bank of America (BofA) stocks briefly traded for under $5. Yes, you could buy a share of BofA for less than the noxious debit card fee they tried […]
Mary Bottari

Newt v Mitt Whats The Difference

With one month to go before the Iowa caucuses, the debate among Republican primary voters for the moment is between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. It would be premature to […]
Bill Scher

Its Not About Cordray

It seems ages ago (Doesn’t it?) that progressives were pushing hard to get Elizabeth Warren appointed to head her brainchild, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We know how that worked […]
Terrance Heath

Move Your Money Moved 50 Million; Goal Is 1 Billion

The New Bottom Line, one of the organizations leading the “move your money” movement and the national “Bank Transfer Day” on Saturday, announced today that nearly $50 million had been […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The 99 Seek a Just Economy Not Just an Economy

Republicans jammed together a mess of old, failed and vague schemes and called it a jobs bill. Sen. John McCain conceded the reason for the rehash: “Part of it is […]
Leo Gerard

Can a Movement Save the American Dream

Co-written with Katrina vanden Heuvel. Originally published at The Nation. On October 3 activists from across the country will gather in Washington at the Take Back the American Dream conference, […]
Robert Borosage

Nurses to Obama Heal America Tax Wall Street

Janesville, WI — As President Obama gets ready for his big jobs speech Thursday, America’s nurses have a message for him. “Heal America, Tax Wall Street!” the signs read as […]
Mary Bottari

We Cant Cut Our Way To Prosperity

The following is an oped published in USA Today, rebutting the paper’s editorial stance against additional stimulus. You can read the editorial board’s case here. Twenty-five million people are in […]
Robert Borosage

Senate Should Stop The Banks Debit Card Money Grab

One of Wall Street’s most brazen disinformation campaigns ever on behalf of a naked money grab from consumers comes to a head on the Senate floor this afternoon, in a […]
Isaiah J. Poole

High Noon On Wall Street

The bankers are endangering innocent people, their pals are roughing up the law, and the people who should be helping out are sitting on the sidelines doing nothing You can […]
Richard Eskow

Why Elizabeth Warren Scares Republicans

“There is only one person who should lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and that is the brilliant advocate who championed it, the remarkable administrator who has helped get it […]
Brian Dockstader

Gingrich Calamity Newt Asks the Right Question

Less than a week after launching his presidential campaign, Newt Gingrich’s candidacy has already been declared "done" and "over" by conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer. Gingrich’s mouth—always faster than his brain—has […]
Robert Borosage

Wall Street Guilty As Charged

In a piece called “Wall Street: Not Guilty,” financial columnist Roger Lowenstein attempts to defend Wall Street against allegations that it’s a viper’s nest of rampant criminality. His mischaracterization, mockery, […]
Richard Eskow

Forget Raj Too Big to Fail is Still Too Big to Jail

Some of the headlines about the conviction of hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam are misleading or just plain wrong. The Rajaratnam guilty verdict won’t “change the way Wall Street does […]
Richard Eskow

Deficits Are the New Iraq

Before President Obama announced Bin Laden’s death the big topic in Washington was the deficit. Pundits and politicians alike eagerly anticipated a possible “bi-partisan” budget-cutting deal forged by “selfless” Republicans […]
Richard Eskow

Hold On Alabama Your Countrys Here For You

The President’s plane touched down at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport at 10 am this morning, local time. That’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. These are the moments that bring us together as a […]
Richard Eskow

Wanted An Opposition Party Not a CenterRight Coalition

Only two budget proposals are being ‘taken seriously’ in Washington right now. One adopts the rhetoric of “austerity economics,” that grab-bag of right-wing misconceptions that’s weakened the British economy and […]
Richard Eskow
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