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 […]

The French Connection That Jailed Banker Raises US Issues

Remember 2003, when so many Americans hated France for refusing to participate in the Iraq invasion? The airwaves were filled with insults about “effete” and “cowardly” Frenchmen, the phrase “cheese […]
Richard Eskow

More Consensus On Confronting China

A new example today of the consensus that has formed on confronting China’s trade practices: At the America’s Fiscal Choices conference today economists Paul Krugman, Martin Feldstein and Jan Hatzius […]

Bankers Broke The Economy And Got Rich Doing It

Today’s absurd William Cohan column actually argues that we don’t need consumer protections in banking—nevermind the subprime explosion, the $8 trillion dollar housing bubble or the 1.2 million foreclosures expected […]
Zach Carter

Why Wall Street Reform Should Hammer Bank Profits

Of the universal-policy-bloggers who occasionally wade into financial waters, Matt Yglesias is generally one of the best. But sometimes he’s just flat wrong, and his post today on financial profits […]
Zach Carter

Yes You Can Run On Health Care

2010 is similar to 1994 in that Americans are frustrated with the pace of economic recovery, and out-of-power conservatives appear to be more energized than progressives conflicted about compromises. But […]
Bill Scher

Is There A Currency War

Is there a currency war going on? Yes, it has been going on for some time. It’s up to China to end it. China has taken a number of steps […]

The Stimulus WorkedAs Far As It Went

One of my biggest gripes about the administration is the fact that they have a terrible, hubristic habit of taking premature victory laps. They aren’t alone — the Democratic congress […]

Conservatives Just Killed 240000 Jobs

Conservatives in Congress just fired 240,000 American workers. Conservatives in Congress just killed 240,000 jobs. Conservatives in Congress just essentially added 240,000 more Americans to the ranks of the unemployed. […]
Terrance Heath

One Nation March How Big Is Americas Heart

On Saturday, I’ll have the privilege of addressing more than 100,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for the One Nation Working Together rally to send the message that we […]

Top 10 Crazy Things Conservatives Say Health Care Edition

It’s been 20 months since Barack Obama was inaugurated, six months since health care reform was signed into law, three months since seniors began receiving prescription drug rebate checks, and […]
Bill Scher

No Fluke Republicans Support Off-Shoring Jobs

Like the clear results on a pH test strip, the vote in the U.S. Senate this week on the Creating American Jobs and Ending Off-Shoring Act showed Republicans’ true color: […]
Leo Gerard

Crony Capitalism Wall Streets Favorite Politicians

A full 90 members of Congress who voted to bailout Wall Street in 2008 failed to support financial reform reining in the banks that drove our economy off a cliff. […]
Zach Carter
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