On Labor Day Work to Save the Middle Class

This Labor Day feels gloomy. It’s a celebration of work when there is not enough of it, a day off when too many desperately seek a day on. America has […]
Leo Gerard

Wanted Economic Patriots to Save American Dream

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka yesterday described the upcoming elections this way: This election is about economic patriots, and it’s also about corporate traitors. Economic patriotism resonates among working people and […]
Tula Connell

The Robespierre of the Hedge Fund Revolution

A hedge fund manager’s “investor letter” – really more of a staged, theatrical tantrum – has been getting a lot of attention lately. Daniel S. Loeb’s diatribe demonstrates that banker […]
Richard Eskow

Trade Enforcement Works Thank You Mr President

Nearly one year ago, President Obama invoked a trade law known as “421” for the first and only time in the decade the law has been in effect and imposed […]
Steven Capozzola

MLK March To Labor Day

Last weekend was the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom, and Labor Day is next weekend. Last weekend Glenn Beck tried to hijack the […]

Starving The SEC Won’t Fix Wall Street

Ezra Klein has a pretty silly post up about the Wall Street regulation bill and the SEC’s funding. He argues that since the SEC failed miserably in the years leading […]
Zach Carter

The Real Bait and Switch on Social Security

The Wall Street Journal assails President Obama for “bait and switch on Social Security,” because he’s criticizing Republican plans to privatize Social Security, which the Journal says don’t exist. The […]
Robert Borosage

CNBC Does Not Understand How Regulation Works

A lot of CNBC anchors do not seem to understand how regulation works. In fact, it seems like the network’s anchors don’t really get how competition works. If you’ve tuned […]
Zach Carter

In Detroit, The ‘Dream’ March The Media Missed

You wouldn’t know it from this past weekend’s media coverage of Glenn Beck’s effort to co-opt the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the site of his famous […]
Isaiah J. Poole

The Stimulus Is Working. Debate Over. More Please.

The Recovery Act, often known as the stimulus, was the first major act of active government in at least decade. After the unmitigated failure of conservatism, the stimulus has likely […]
Bill Scher

Boehner Trade Plan: Go Back To Disaster

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) gave a speech yesterday describing his party’s positions on jobs & the economy going into the fall election. Summary: Our economic policies destroyed the […]

Boehner’s Half-Baked Economic Plan

Rep. John Boehner, the perpetually tanned House Minority leader, unveiled his plan to get the economy going today in a speech before the Cleveland City Club. Hold on to your […]
Robert Borosage
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