Minimal Wages for All

Here’s another reason to vote in the mid-term elections this November: Conservatives think you need a pay cut. As I’ve said once or twice before, conservatives’ bottom line message is […]
Terrance Heath

Celinda Lakes Advice Dont Swerve Right to Win Blue-Collar Support

Populist Anger And The Midterm Elections View more presentations from OurFuture.org. There are still ways for progressive candidates to win the support of working-class, blue-collar candidates, even in today’s particularly […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Making Sense Making It In America

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]

They Never Should Have Been Trapped In The First Place

The world is rightly cheering the ongoing rescue of the trapped Chilean miners. But let’s not forget how they got there: horrible safety regulations and enforcement. In These Times’ Lindsey […]
Bill Scher

Making Sense The New Energy Future

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]
Bill Scher

The Subprime Swindle And The Foreclosure Fraud Cover-Up

There are plenty of reasons why the foreclosure fraud crisis sweeping the nation’s housing market is an economic disaster. Banks are charging borrowers illegal fees, kicking the wrong people out […]
Zach Carter

Recovery Why Our CEOs Dont Give a Hoot

Over recent decades, recoveries from U.S. recessions have become steadily weaker and weaker. Over these same decades, executive pay has been steadily soaring. Could these two trends be somehow related? […]

To Counter Currency Manipulation Rally Some Allies

Japan, no economic small fry, challenged China last month. The conclusion of the dispute is a cautionary tale for countries confronting China about currency manipulation. In September, Japan seized a […]
Leo Gerard

Conservative Policy = Bad Jobs Report

The September jobs report is out and conservatives got exactly what they wanted: less government, less stimulus, less aid to states, less help for small businesses, less infrastructure investment, less […]

Want To Create Jobs Break Up The Banks

I attended two big economic gatherings this week, one on financial reform organized by finance blogger Mike Konczal for The Roosevelt Institute, another on the economic outlook, presented by the […]
Zach Carter

Infrastructure Jobs Repeat And Amplify

Just a short note here, to repeat and amplify what Krugman said: And right now, by any rational calculation, would be an especially good time to improve the nation’s infrastructure. […]

Making Sense Social Security

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]
Alex Lawson

Obama Must Reject The Foreclosure Fraud Bailout

UPDATE: President Obama vetoed the foreclosure fraud bailout this afternoon, but plenty of other battles are already raging. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., is calling for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and […]
Zach Carter

Organized Crime Wall Streets Foreclosure Fraud Machine

Just when you thought Wall Street couldn’t defraud the economy any further, it went ahead and did it. After pushing millions of borrowers into foreclosure with fraudulent loans, big banks […]
Zach Carter

Democracy Corps Says Let The Populist Flag Fly

Democracy Corps has released a new analysis (pdf) of their recent polling which suggests that the environment is shifting a bit and the Democrats have a chance to stop the […]

Aristocracy 101 Open Enrollment for Swells

The nation’s public colleges and universities are currently facing unprecedented budget shortfalls and cutbacks. Elite private institutions, meanwhile, are sitting on piles of endowment cash and, says a chilling new […]

Its The Lack Of Demand Stupid

In the 1992 campaign the Clinton War Room had a famous sign that read, “It’s the economy, stupid!” This meant that the central theme of the campaign was the economy. […]

Ben Bernanke Wants Your Social Security Money

Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke took another swing at Social Security and Medicare today, saying yet again that they’ll need to be cut to protect our nation’s financial health. Based […]
Richard Eskow

Making Sense Curbing Wall Street

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]
Zach Carter

How Free Trade Led To Currency War

President Lyndon Johnson is said to have commented that the press is like birds sitting on a telephone line. When one flies away, they all fly away. This week they […]

Washington at Work — for the Wealthy

The federal government, right-wingers insist, is going crazy sharing the nation’s wealth. In fact, eye-opening new research documents, Uncle Sam isn’t sharing the nation’s wealth. He’s concentrating it. Scroll through […]
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