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 […]

Top Ten Ways The Right Will Wreck The Recovery

Conservatives have a legislative agenda for 2011 that will hurt your ability to get or keep a job, your neighborhood’s ability to recover from the recession and this country’s ability […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Working Poor Americas Invisible Economic Other

Earlier this week, I made a case for an investment agenda for America. Now, a report from The Working Poor Families Project has underscored the urgent need for an economic […]
Terrance Heath

How Conservatives Are Destroying Your Retirement

We have to stop letting conservatives get away with the line that state and local governments, as well as corporations, are in trouble with their employee retirement plans because greedy […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Cruelty Lobby

Not content to merely lobby for cutting Social Security pensions, the other day Peter Orszag put disability insurance on the menu as well, saying that people with disabilities should be […]

Full Catastrophe Banking in 2011

With a $4.7 trillion bailout under their belts and no harm done to their billion-dollar bonuses, don’t expect Wall Street bankers to be chastened by the 2008 financial crisis. Below […]
Mary Bottari

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David Shuster

Inequality A Melancholy of the Soul

Nicholas Kristof has important piece in NYT, entitled Equality, A True Soul Food He summarizes the striking work that shows how corrosive extreme inequality is not simply to society, but […]
Robert Borosage

Conservatives Claim Unions Caused NY Snow Jam

The right’s propaganda machine begins with a simple narrative, repeats it endlessly, and then ties current events to the narrative to drive the point home. The corporate/conservative right are currently […]

Ten Holiday Attacks On Public Employees

If you haven’t already noticed, there is a corporate/conservative campaign underway to convince the public that public employees are living high on the taxpayer’s dime and should have their pay […]

Leaving Wall Street Out of the Story

I’ve just read the “preport” issued by the Republican gang of four minority on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC). The preport was a publicity stunt designed to embarrass the […]
Robert Borosage

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

An Investment Agenda for America

Last week, when the president’s tax cut deal with Republicans was all but done, I wrote that the Democrats and progressives risk moral failure if we do not meet the […]
Terrance Heath

Corporations Dont Do Bad Things People Do

Are there “good” companies and “bad” companies? No, there are just companies, and companies don’t have moral characteristics any more than a chair does. Here is something to understand about […]

Crazy Things Conservatives Say Jobless Edition

Having won the right to take control of one body of Congress, conservative Republicans are in full “what the American people voted for” mode — in which a politician presumes […]
Bill Scher

We CAN Protect Social Security

There are rumors that President Obama is going to ask for cuts in Social Security in his State of the Union speech. We have 4 weeks to stop him. People, […]

Americas Greediest The 2010 Top Ten

They came, they saw, they took it all. Welcome to the world where thieves have no honor and those most honored — with lavish rewards — hone their talents hammering […]

99 And Counting Nothing For Christmas

Well, it’s official. The president will sign the tax cut deal into law this afternoon. The 99ers are getting nothing for Christmas, while the White House and the Tea Party […]
Terrance Heath

The Tea Party Era Has Begun

So they passed the tax cut compromise. And the fundamental unfairness of it sticks in the craw: the nation is under a great deal of economic stress, yet the Republicans […]

Banana Republic New York City More Unequal Than Chile

From naked capitalism.com: “Given its degree of inequality, if New York City were a nation, it would rank 15th worst among 134 countries with respect to income concentration, in between […]
Robert Borosage

Obama and the CEOs Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

The president kicked up his “corporate charm offensive,” meeting for hours with 20 CEOs yesterday. Characteristically, he started with an apology for not “finding the right balance” in addressing business. […]
Robert Borosage
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