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Whether he’s protesting bad legislation or the Fed’s monetary policy, Ady Barkan boils the issue down to its moral essentials.
There is little in the data that would indicate that Spain’s austerity “worked.”
At the end of August, the Trump administration imposed harsh sanctions on Venezuela that prevent the country from borrowing
Just like NAFTA, just like China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), free traders swore that the Korean deal would shower jobs and economic prosperity down on America. It didn't happen. Actually, the exact opposite did.
African-American unemployment declines two points for every one-point decline in white unemployment, according to a new data visualization tool.
The idea of branding climate change could seem like another exercise in navel-gazing unless you consider the effectiveness of the opposition. They've got branding down, relentlessly repeating the mantra, "science is inconclusive and solutions are exorbitant and unproven."
This book details Seitenfus's dependence upon his own moral compass as he was forced to take a stand against powerful international players, including the United States, as the potential coup was put in motion.
America has been tilting toward an economy that benefits primarily the 1 percent. For America to work we need an economy that benefits the 100 percent. Combining an enhanced EITC and minimum wage moves us in that direction.
In an update to an earlier analysis, the left-leaning Center for Economic and Policy Research looked at the vacation policies
New legislation will allow the state's unemployment insurance system to compensate some workers for reduced hours under a
President Obama's proposal cutting Social Security benefits for both current and future retirees has once again become a deficit debate bargaining chip. However, as a consolation, the president promises he won't "slash" benefits. Mr. President, please define "slash."
Republicans on Capitol Hill have dug themselves into a deep and narrow chasm whose walls are about to close in. In a matter of weeks, they may find themselves squeezed mercilessly between their implacable right wing and constituents feeling the pain of sequestration.
Economies grow when working people have money in their pockets -- not when the super-rich are given trillions of dollars in tax cuts and are expected to trickle that money down to the rest of us. It's time to put in place a real living wage that a family can actually live on.
Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal, the Pravda of the 1 percent, is at it again, continuing its push to gut the retirement security of millions of middle class workers across the country.
Most of us pay state and local sales taxes on most things we buy, and most casino gambling is subject to state taxes ranging
If the Republicans have their way and privatize Medicare, it will put millions of seniors at the mercy of health insurance companies and force them to pay $39 trillion more for Medicare coverage than they would under existing law.
Segal said his peers worry their generation will be the first economically less well off than their parents’ and doubt the
In part thanks to all those interviews with neighbors, Jared Loughner's being described as a nihilist. We're no doubt in
Popular protest can bring down the government in an Arab country. Who knew? It's a whole new ballgame. You think today's events in Tunisia are going to affect conversations in Algeria and Egypt? Maybe even in Haiti?