Outlaw Chinese Steel

The US can become a weakling, reliant on other nations for steel, including some, like China, that clearly are not allies. Or, the United States can act now, as U.S. Steel demands, to secure America’s industrial strength and independence.
Leo Gerard
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Share-the-Gains Capitalism

If I were a betting man, I’d put my money a model of capitalism that’s neither no-lose socialism for the rich nor cruel hyper-capitalism for the rest, but share-the-gains capitalism for everyone.

Burning Issues: Hidden Wealth and the Rigged Financial System

The Panama Papers help reveal the extent to which the global financial system is rigged to favor the wealthy and powerful, says Eryn Schornick, policy adviser at Global Witness, in this Burning Issues video.
Burning Issues Video
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Progressive Caucus Beats Republicans At Their Own Game

On the issues that rank-and-file GOP voters purport to care about most – economic growth, debt reduction, national defense – the Progressive Caucus People's Budget contains the most serious and effective policies available.
Justin Talbot-Zorn

Pensions: For CEOs Only

Corporations virtually eliminated secure pensions, forced workers into risky, self-pay plans and handed hundreds of millions in tax-free retirement benefits to the top dogs. Pensions aren’t dead; they’re just exclusive now.
Leo Gerard

Burning Issues: Are We Ready For A Global Economic Slowdown?

With other large countries perilously close to recession, the next president's beliefs about using government to stimulate economic growth are important, Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute explains in this Burning Issues video.
Burning Issues Video

Paul Ryan Just Now Realized He Was Ignorant About Poverty

If the takers aren’t standing in the unemployment line or rushing home from the second job to change diapers, just where are they? Because an awful lot of America’s resources have gone missing.
Lynne Stuart Parramore

Five (of Many) Ways This GOP Budget Would Do Real Harm

The House Republican budget closely mirrors what would face the country if a Republican wins the White House. In a video, Jasmine Tucker of the National Priorities Project discusses what the impact of the budget would be.
Isaiah J. Poole

Hillary vs. Bernie vs. the 1 Percent

The two Democratic Party White House hopefuls agree on cutting back on the after-tax incomes of America’s rich. A recently released analysis shows they disagree significantly on just how much.

Why the Critics of Bernienomics Are Wrong

Not day goes by, it seems, without the mainstream media bashing Berney Sanders’s economic plan – quoting certain economists as saying his numbers don’t add up. They’re wrong. You need to know the truth, and spread it.

The Sanders “Economic Plan” Controversy

"Establishment" economists attacked Bernie Sanders by attacking an analysis by economist Gerald Friedman. Friedman said Sanders' plan would produce significant growth in an economy that continues to underperform.

Global Recession: A Real and Present Danger?

The presidential debates have treated ISIS and Syria as America's central security threats. Ignored is the increasing threat of a global economic downturn that would undermine our security far more than ISIS can imagine.
Robert Borosage

One Percenters Get Their Own Special Social Welfare Deal

The IRS took five years to review the Crossroads GPS application for nonprofit social welfare status. Most Americans would need five minutes to determine that Crossroads is about politics, not social welfare.
Leo Gerard

A Nation of Flints

We are living in a nation of Flints, thanks to racial bias, economic inequality, austerity, and conservative governance. We can’t afford to kid ourselves about what it will take to fix it.
Terrance Heath

Clipping America’s Hedge Funds

Getting the names and faces of hedge fund billionaires before the public can help us tell a vivid story of what’s gone wrong with our economy and our politics — and help us build a movement to slice away at that billionaire power.
Stephen Lerner

What Is “Economic Freedom,” And Who Is It For?

The Heritage Foundation has released its annual “Index of Economic Freedom.” As we enter an election influenced by anger at an economy rigged in favor of the wealthy, it’s time to ask: What is “economic freedom," and who is it for?
Terrance Heath

Buying A Ticket Out of The Powerball Economy

The record $1.5 billion jackpot has been won, and Powerball mania has died down for now, but Americans are still stuck with a Powerball economy powered by the “lottery mentality.”
Terrance Heath

Who Lost the White Working Class?

Democrats could still win back the white working class -- putting together a huge coalition of the working class and poor, of whites, blacks, and Latinos, of everyone who has been shafted by the shift in wealth and power to the top.

Millennials in Poll Fake Right, Go Left

In a poll of people between the ages of 18-29, more identified as conservative on economic policy issues than liberal. But in several areas, majorities sided more with progressives.
Isaiah J. Poole

Why Sanders’ Economic Plan Is Best For The 99 Percent

Bernie Sanders offers the best economic plan for the middle class. And he has shown that he is willing to challenge the Republican Party’s rhetoric, rather than offer a pale reflection of it.
Roger Hickey

The Economy in 2016: On the Edge of Recession

Economic forecasters exist to make astrologers look good, but I expect the U.S. economy to sputter in 2016. That’s because the economy faces a deep structural problem: not enough demand for goods and services it's capable of producing.

Of Rotten Apples and Rotten Systems

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge-fund manager turned pharmaceutical CEO who was arrested last week, has been described as a sociopath. In reality, he’s a brasher version of what others in finance and corporate suites do all the time.

With Latest Budget Deal, More Failure By Design

Government spending is not out of control. It's the negative effects of not spending what we should that are threatening to spiral out of control. For conservatives, there is evil genius in all this.
Isaiah J. Poole

The Revolt of the Anxious Class

The great American middle class has become an anxious class – and it’s in revolt. Before I explain how that revolt is playing out, you need to understand the sources of the anxiety.
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