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Randall Dodd

Randall Dodd founded and served as the Director for the Financial Policy Forum in Washington, DC. The Financial Policy Forum was created to improve the public policy debate over financial and economic policy by conducting research into financial markets, their impact on the economy and the proper level of regulation and taxation of those markets. […]

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Franz Matzner

Franz Matzner

Franz A. Matzner is associate director of government affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council. His policy background includes energy, climate, and forestry. He previously held the position of senior policy analyst for agriculture and the environment at Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS). Matzner graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania. He is […]

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Deb Nardone

Deb Nardone

Deborah Nardone is the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Natural Gas Campaign, a national campaign aimed at protecting our water, air, wildlife, open spaces and communities from the threats posed by natural gas extraction and the hydraulic fracturing process. Deb serves as the Sierra Club’s first national director working on all things natural gas […]

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Richard Pildes

Richard Pildes

Richard H. Pildes is the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law.  He is one of the nation’s leading scholars, lawyers, and public commentators on issues involving the legal structures, processes, and institutions of democracy.  His work addresses issues such as the design of democratic institutions, the processes of […]

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Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson serves as Senior Portfolio Manager and head of Corporate Governance at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States. With more than $235 billion in market assets, CalPERS provides retirement and health benefits to more than 1.6 million public employees, retirees and their families. Prior […]

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Daniel L. Goroff

Daniel L. Goroff

Daniel L. Goroff is a Program Director at the nonpartisan and non-ideological Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is especially interested in research on economics, finance, mathematics, the scientific and technical work force, and education. Goroff is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Economics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, where he previously served as Vice […]

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Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff is the Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at the New York University School of Law. His wide-ranging research deals with issues in civil procedure (especially complex litigation and class actions), law and economics, constitutional law, particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral systems, and employment law. He is one of the pioneers […]

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Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson’s current work includes research, writing, and networking on issues related to the impact of international trade, finance, and investment policies on inequality, sustainability, and human rights. Sarah is also a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of 16 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage. In 2009, […]

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John Hocevar

John Hocevar

John directed a campaign that helped secure the first cap on factory fishing for menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay (menhaden is the second largest fishery in the United States). John’s team has been instrumental in transforming the United States retail sector’s policies and practices regarding sustainable seafood. John has led two expeditions to the Bering […]

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Michael Marx

Michael Marx

Michael Marx is the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil Campaign, which seeks to accelerate the United States’ transition to a clean and sustainable transportation future. Michael received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught organizational behavior in the business school. He was a management consultant for 10 years to Fortune […]

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Jake Schmidt

Jake Schmidt

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has more than ten years of experience in international climate policy.  Jake leads NRDC’s policy development and advocacy on international climate change, focused on the development of the post-2012 international response to climate change.  He also works with NRDC teams in key […]

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Lew Daly

Lew Daly

Lew Daly is a Director of the Sustainable Progress Initiative and a Senior Fellow at Demos. He currently leads Demos’s Beyond GDP project, a multi-year campaign to advance alternative indicators of well-being and sustainability in federal and state-level governance in the United States. He is the author (with Stephen Posner) of Beyond GDP: New Measures […]

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Teresa Ghilarducci

Teresa Ghilarducci

Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally recognized expert in retirement security. Ghilarducci joined The New School in 2008 after 25 years as a professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame and 10 years as director of the school’s Higgins Labor Research Center. As an author, her most recent book – When […]

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David Kennedy

David Kennedy

David Kennedy is Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. He teaches international law, international economic policy, legal theory, law and development and European law. He joined the Harvard Law faculty in 1981 and holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School and […]

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Arindrajit Dube

Arindrajit Dube

Arindrajit Dube is an Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst whose work focuses on labor economics, health economics and political economy. His core areas of research includes minimum wage policies, fiscal policy, income inequality, health reform, and the economics of conflict. Dube received his B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Development Policy […]

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Dean Baker
August 6, 2015

Some progressives expressed dismay last week to discover that Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Senator and candidate for the Democ


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On this episode of Slate Money, Zephyr Teachout joins host Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of mathbabe.

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Michael Brune
July 9, 2015

The hospitals prepared for an influx of wounded that never came. People either escaped or they died.


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For most of the 20th century, higher education wasn’t treated as a cash cow, and students were better off for it.

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Forcing the BBC to fund free TV licences for the over-75s from its licence fee revenue, as the government has announced it wi


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Naomi Klein
June 11, 2015

Shell has one or two rivals for the title of Planet’s Most Irresponsible Company, but it’s definitely the most ironic.

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To the surprise of many, money in politics is becoming an increasingly important issue in the debate over the upcoming presid


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Top Wonk Nomi Prins discusses how Deutsche Bank has failed to learn the lessons of the financial crisis which is why they hav

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Central to the latest wrangling over a federal appeals court vacancy is one crucial fact: Wisconsin’s vacancy on the Se


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Robert Reich
June 4, 2015

As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov.

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Demos President Heather McGhee talks about the history of power and democracy in America.


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Many Americans believe that someone, somewhere in Washington, must be in charge of tracking who is and who isn’t a citizen

The Guardian

For centuries, black communities in America have faced physical abuse and unjustified deadly force at the hands of law enforc


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Zephyr Teachout
May 28, 2015

If you donate money to a U.S. Senator and he helps you or your business, that isn’t necessarily a crime.

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Last week’s settlement between the Justice Department and five giant banks reveals the appalling weakness of modern antitru


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I come to bury centrism, not to praise it.

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The arrest of New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, coming just months after the indictment of Assembly Speaker Sheldo


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Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 21, 2015

In May 2011, Vanity Fair published an article by Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, called “Of the 1%, by the

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Spotify is racing ahead of the pack. And not just the pack of music streaming companies – though, there’s that, too.


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The controversy over Keystone XL has already had one good outcome: A lot more people have at least heard of tar sands.

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Demos President Heather McGhee talks about the need for government in the world.


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Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 18, 2015

The United States and the world are engaged in a great debate about new trade agreements.

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“We actually tell the true American story of black people in this country which is one of resilience.


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Michael Brune
May 14, 2015

I had a terrible nightmare: President Mitt Romney approved Shell Oil’s drilling plans for the Chukchi Sea off the coast

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On Friday, President Obama chose Nike headquarters in Oregon to deliver a defense of his proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.


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Watching the New York State government in Albany is like watching a car crash into a wall in slow motion.

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When Hillary Clinton video-announced her bid for the Oval Office, she claimed she wanted to be a “champion” for the Ame


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Teresa Ghilarducci
April 2, 2015

SCEPA’s Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab) today released a report that is the first to quantify the real effect of the retireme

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Cuomo and lawmakers are close to a deal today that would tie some education funding to new teacher evaluations that would be


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In the documentary “Waiting for Superman” which is about reforming public schools, Geoffrey Canada, the famous Harlem ad

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Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy.


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Naomi Klein
March 26, 2015

Climate change should be a catalyst for a major change, but we’re not treating it as a real emergency.

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Just after midnight, 26 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince Will


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Rahm Emanuel is in trouble. His re-election as Mayor of Chicago is no longer a lock.

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On Monday, the nation’s debt ceiling came back into effect for the first time in over a year.


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Dean Baker
March 19, 2015

One of the greatest scenes in movie history occurs at the end of “Casablanca.

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It’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce


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The prices of long-term government bonds have been running very high in recent years (that is, their yields have been very lo

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a major potential trade agreement between the United States and 11 countries at very differe


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Simon Johnson
March 12, 2015

For the past six years, US President Barack Obama’s administration has, more often than not, sided with the interests o


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The United States is at the tail end of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a massive trade deal with Mex

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This Supreme Court term is likely to be a blockbuster with rulings on Obamacare subsidies, independent redistricting and same


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When Congress narrowly missed another government shutdown in December by passing the “cromnibus” bill, much of the press


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Rob Richie
March 11, 2015

Since 1991, Nebraska has awarded its electoral votes to presidential candidates by congressional district, one of only two st

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Liberals need to own the wage problem.


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Since the release last week of the latest monthly U.S.

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Robert Reich
March 10, 2015

The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it.


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Diane Coyle
March 5, 2015

The United Kingdom has long been one of the most centralized developed economies in the world.

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Today the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released 50 Years of the Voting Rights Act: The State of Race in P


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The system is rigged and broken. A small number of people have far too much political power in America.

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Richard Brodsky
February 19, 2015

We’ve been hearing it for over thirty years: “Cut income tax rates for the wealthy and supply-side prosperity fol


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The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice o

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Over the last five years, the eurozone has, without explicit popular consent, maintained a strict policy focus on fiscal aust


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Last year the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a detailed analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that projected

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Robert Reich
February 13, 2015

My recent column about the growth of on-demand jobs like Uber making life less predictable and secure for workers unleashed a


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The story of dark money could get a new chapter from the Supreme Court this term in ProtectMarriage.com v. Bowen.

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Joseph E. Stiglitz
February 12, 2015

The US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health-care reform, has succeede


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Law professor and political organizer Zephyr Teachout is interviewed by the National Constitution Center  and they explore

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On Feb. 11, the top 1 percent of American workers finish paying their Social Security payroll taxes for the year.


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Dean Baker
February 6, 2015

Every fan of the market knows the importance of exit.

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President Obama rolls out his budget today, triggering the next salvos in the debate about America’s future.


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A secretive group met behind closed doors in New York this week.

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Robert Reich
February 3, 2015

How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost


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Damon A. Silvers
January 30, 2015

President Obama, in his State of the Union address, told Americans that manufacturing in the United States is back.

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The Republicans have declared war against Dodd-Frank.


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The fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision Citizens United v.

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LAST Thursday, Sheldon Silver, the speaker of the New York Assembly for the past 20 years, was arrested and charged with mail


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Okay folks, get out those umbrellas, we are about to showered with all sorts of garbage as the corporate interests pushing fo

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Michael Konczal
January 22, 2015

The unpunished killings of Michael Brown, Miriam Carey, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and so many others reflect a racist criminal-


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Michael Waldman
January 21, 2015

As President Obama prepares to deliver his seventh annual address to Congress, a new notion is floating around politics: that

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Robert Borosage
January 20, 2015

The annual State of the Union address that President Obama will deliver tonight before the Republican-controlled Congress ser


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Doug Kendall
January 16, 2015

Coauthored by Joey Meyer
Despite all the rhetoric against Obamacare, conservative governors and state officials aren’t

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Jobs are coming back, but pay isn’t. The median wage is still below where it was before the Great Recession.


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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
January 13, 2015

In the five years since the US Supreme Court issued its ruling in Citizens United v.

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Republican opponents of Social Security have not wasted even a single day in their plan to dismantle Social Security brick by


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Republicans who now run Congress say they want to cooperate with President Obama, and point to the administration’s Trans-P

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It’s rare that a week goes by in Washington without some major conference on inequality.


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Naomi Klein
December 8, 2014

Ever since the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline exploded three and half years ago, that’s been the argument from the pr


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Nan Aron
December 4, 2014

Just over one year ago, the U.S. Senate adopted sensible reforms that helped restore some common sense to the upper chamber.

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In the world of state politics, the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is an 800-pound gorilla.


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Dean Baker
December 2, 2014

Wow, some things are really hard for elite media types to understand.

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Rashad Robinson
November 20, 2014

How did it come to this, when the NAACP, Urban League and other legacy civil rights groups are actually propping up Republica


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In 1789, the Founding Fathers created a constitutional system of government by the people.

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Doug Kendall
November 14, 2014

For all the uncertainty surrounding the 2016 campaign, this much is already clear: The Supreme Court will be at the center o


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A week after the 2014 midterm elections, most of our attention is focused on what the newly elected leaders will bring.

The Hill

The polls are closed, the ballots are counted, and voters overwhelmingly supported progressive policies that will help rebuil


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Celinda Lake
November 13, 2014

On November 4th California voters re-elected Tom Torlakson over challenger Marshall Tuck by a 52 to 48 margin.

The Republican takeover of the Senate signals deep challenges that will gravely impact our families and communities.


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Nicole Woo
November 12, 2014

Three hot topics of discussion these days are the millennial generation, student debt and inequality.

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The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big losses Election Day.


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Dean Baker
November 11, 2014

Presidents are rarely able to accomplish much in the last two years of a second term.

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For far too many Americans, voting became more difficult or, in some cases, impossible in 2014.


A funny thing happened on the way to the ‘end’ of the multi-trillion dollar bond buying program known as QE – the F

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TOKYO – The global economy is like a jetliner that needs all of its engines operational to take off and steer clear of clou


New Economic Perspectives

As financial regulators we have been warning since 1984 that accounting control fraud is optimized by modern executive compen

A few years ago, I asked the president of Pennsylvania State University what he saw as his number one leadership challenge.


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Joseph E. Stiglitz
November 10, 2014

NEW YORK – The Ebola crisis reminds us, once again, of the downside of globalization.

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Many may despair — believing the next two years in Washington will be a long slog of tiresome partisan fights with no p


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Apparently that is how the DC-insider crowd saw the elections last week.

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Democrats need to make an aggressive, bold, big economic vision a key element of everything we do.


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Josh Silver
November 7, 2014

On Election night, 2014, as campaign spending records were shattered and Jon Stewart declared “Money” the big win

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Republicans regain control of the Senate and already the self-serving, revisionist history has begun.


Caroline Fredrickson
November 6, 2014

Candidates in judicial elections used to stay above the partisan fray—no matter the party, judges have rarely been the t

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Debacle. Bloodbath. Call it what you will. Democrats, as expected, fared poorly in red states in an off-year election.


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Pity the American people for imagining that they have just elected the new Congress. In a formal way, they of course have.

There are times when slow small steps are okay and other times “when you need to run like a buffalo,” says Naomi Klein in


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So enough with the midterm election. That’s so 2014.

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Michael Konczal
November 5, 2014

Hard work. Technology. Globalization. Skills. Grit.


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Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen gave a speech a few weeks ago that was doubly unusual.


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One early morning in Brooklyn a few months ago, when I was still running for governor of New York, I encountered a man talkin


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Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public-inter

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There is still suspense over what will happen on Election Day, with control of the Senate hanging in the balance.


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As we approach the midterm elections, many analysts are suggesting that our usually low midterm turnout — averaging abo

Dean Baker
October 31, 2014

Companies leading the ‘collaborative economy’ revolution, such as Uber and Airbnb, are harnessing technology to benefit c


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Andrew Gelman
October 30, 2014

Fifteen years ago I was contacted by Jeff Fagan, a professor of public health at Columbia University, about a project he was

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Naomi Klein on why she thinks climate change offers the most positive argument against the ‘brutal logic’ of aust


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With Congress mired in gridlock, President Obama has vowed to use “a pen and a phone” to accomplish some of his p

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Even in Washington, few have embraced the Supreme Court’s Citizens Uniteddecision more vociferously than long-time camp


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Lawrence Mishel
October 29, 2014

Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a speech this week, ”Perspectives on Inequality and Opportunity from the Survey of Consumer Fin

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Two years ago, news broke about a hurricane called Sandy that might be headed toward the East Coast.


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Two years ago this week, Hurricane Sandy came barreling up the East Coast, killing 117 Americans and damaging hundreds of tho

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Janet Yellen gave a reasonable speech on inequality last week, and she barely managed to finish it before the right-wing went


The recent spike in global political-financial volatility that was temporarily soothed by ECB covered bond buying reveals ano

Naomi Klein
October 27, 2014

Naomi Klein is sitting on an armchair with her legs drawn up in an almost yogic pose, cradling a glass of orange juice as she


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Voting is the cornerstone of democracy – at least, it should be.

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With large numbers of people now shivering in fear over Ebola, it has occurred to many that it would be nice if we had a vacc


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Jeffrey Sachs
October 22, 2014

There is no case for an American Ebola czar, least of all another political “fixer” who has no expertise in publi


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One company may not be able to fight city hall, but one company appears to be trying to buy it.

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Dean Baker
October 21, 2014

Thus far, the Ebola virus has infected three people in the United States that we know of, however Ebola hysteria seems to hav


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Teresa Ghilarducci
October 20, 2014

We recently disagreed with Andrew Biggs and Sylvester Schieber when they said the retirement crisis is not real.

New Economic Perspectives

Deal Book, Andrew Ross Sorkin’s ethics-free paean to painless elite bank frauds – all the wealth and none of the accounta


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Naomi Klein
October 17, 2014

When the call came in that the University of Glasgow had voted to divest its £128m endowment from fossil fuel companies, I h


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Dean Baker
October 16, 2014

A review of French economist Thomas Piketty’s best-selling book “Capital in the 21st Century” by the world’s richest

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Nicole Woo
October 15, 2014

At the start of 2013, most American workers faced a 2 percent cut in their take-home pay, as the 2011-2012 Social Security pa


Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig says money in politics is a problem. That’s not exactly news.

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It has been more than a month since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and the highly militarized and repressive poli


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William Black
October 14, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation last week reminds us of an infuriating fact: No banking executives have been

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There’s a new argument about taxes: the United States is already far too progressive with taxation, it says, and if we


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L. Randall Wray
October 2, 2014

You’ve probably seen references to the work of my colleague (and former student), Pavlina Tcherneva in recent days.

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NEW YORK – In the midst of the ongoing dispute between Argentina and the “vulture funds” that hold its bonds, a broad c


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Shareholders have been raising concerns about the American Legislative Exchange Council(ALEC) for years.

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This week, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned out to protest China’s plan for bringing democracy to that c


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William Black
October 1, 2014

Whatever else comes out of the release of the audio tapes by Carmen Segarra, they have harmed the reputation of Mike Silva, t

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The retirement crisis is anything but imaginary.


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Richard Brodsky
September 30, 2014

“It is but equity that they who feed, clothe, and lodge the whole body of the people, should have such a share of the p

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In a remarkable development last week, the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that it was endin


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The following is an excerpt from fromThis Changes Everything: Capitalism vs.

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I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15


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Doug Kendall
September 29, 2014

The Senate’s confirmation of Pamela Harris to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today is yet anothe

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Who says the government can’t do anything anymore? Even as Ronald Reagan argued that “government is the problem” throug


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Benjamin Todd Jealous
September 26, 2014

What is community policing?
In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson and around the country, there has been a renewed p

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In a recent public appearance, Chief Justice John Roberts expressed concern about the extreme polarization and partisanship t


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NEW YORK – “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the theory,” goes the old adage.

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Naomi Klein
September 24, 2014

Ever since she released her the anti-globalization manifesto, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, 15 years ago, Naomi


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Michael Konczal
September 8, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” has survived its first year, and to the dismay of conservative fear-monger

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It has become harder and harder for workers to tell who their employer is.


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The pace of growth slowed sharply to 142,000 in August.

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This is a very bad time for American women in the Supreme Court.


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Eileen Appelbaum
September 3, 2014

Brian Edwards-Tiekert interviews Eileen Appelbaum, a senior economist at the Center for Economist and Policy Research and aut

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The IRS can do so by itself by adopting new regulations to govern section 501(c)(4) “social welfare” groups in ti


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Two hundred years ago, Washington DC was captured by the British – who then proceeded to set fire to official buildings, i

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The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the Twenty


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Dean Baker
September 2, 2014

In recent decades the news for the country’s workers and the labor movement has been mostly bad.

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This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn’t just the largest crowd-funded so


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“Hours of chaos” is how the New York Times described the work reality of more and more Americans.

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Page Gardner
August 26, 2014

A century ago, as Americans debated whether women should be allowed to vote, one prominent observer scoffed at the notion of


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Jamie Rappaport Clark
August 25, 2014

We rarely know the exact date and time an entire species goes extinct, but in the case of the passenger pigeon, we do.

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In 2008, as the state of Missouri was poised to adopt a constitutional amendment to require documentary proof of citizenship


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Our country has suffered from rising income inequality and chronically slow growth in the living standards of low- and modera

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The events unfolding in Missouri have brought all eyes on the issue of law enforcement practices.


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Faiza Patel
August 22, 2014

The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked a long overdue discussion about the militarization of local

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Andrew Gelman
August 21, 2014

How can election polls swing so much given the increasingly polarized nature of American politics, where switching one’s su


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Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low.


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Lisa Graves
August 20, 2014

This week will mark the 70th anniversary of the Social Security Act.

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Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson recently compared the climate crisis to the 2008 financial crisis.


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Most of the people who closely follow the Federal Reserve Board’s decisions on monetary policy are investors trying to get

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Today is Social Security’s 79th birthday, a good time to celebrate the nation’s most effective anti-poverty progr


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Heather McGhee
August 19, 2014

Last night’s police violence against citizens of Ferguson, MO was an affront to democracy.


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When President Lyndon Johnson gave his June 4, 1965 commencement address at Howard University, he invoked a symbolic language

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Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the American people in a live telecast concerning the tragic and untimely death of a youn


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Heidi Shierholz
August 18, 2014

While immigration is among the most important issues the country faces, misperceptions persist about fundamental aspects of t

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For the eighth year in a row, Sierra magazine has dedicated a big chunk of its September/October issue to higher education.


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Nicole Woo
August 13, 2014

On Aug. 5, 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) went into effect.

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The very rich don’t think very highly of the rest of us.


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No president ever wins points for being Hamlet.

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Corporations are adopting a new tactic to lower their taxes—renouncing their U.S.


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Michael Brune
August 12, 2014

With a couple of decisions in 2001 and 2006, the Supreme Court managed to break the Clean Water Act by calling into question

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This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina.


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The horrific Ebola epidemic in at least four West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria) demands not

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No surprise, Americans are in a foul temper.


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Dean Baker
August 11, 2014

As predictable as August vacations, numerous economists and Federal Reserve watchers are arguing that the nation’s ce

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In this installment of The Curve, we asked our contributors to examine Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Centur


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Amidst hundreds of supporters of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan at the Environmental Protection Agency’s hea

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This month – the centenary of the outbreak of World War I – is an opportune time to reflect on big risks.


Campaign for America's Future
Robert Borosage
August 8, 2014

Should populists declare victory and go home? Despite money-drenched politics, Washington gridlock, the richest few capturing

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A few weeks ago, to the low roar from a Brooklyn music venue, I got carded. It doesn’t happen often anymore.


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The wound of the financial crisis of 2008, and the challenge to the legitimacy of our governance, is still very much with us.

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The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) just released an important analysis on the costs of delaying climate action.


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Estelle Rogers
August 7, 2014

Forty-ninth anniversaries don’t usually garner much attention, but today a 49th anniversary—though filled with pathos—

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Congress went home last week without tackling several critical issues facing our country. This is common in an election year.


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On July 30, Argentina’s creditors did not receive their semiannual payment on the bonds that were restructured after the c

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There is a widely believed, but largely silly, view that rising inequality is the result of technology and globalization.


American Prospect
Robert Kuttner
August 6, 2014

The economy grew at an impressive rate of four percent in the second quarter of this year, according to a government report

Project Syndicate

The escalating conflict in Ukraine between the Western-backed government and Russian-backed separatists has focused attentio


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Voter ID laws are back in the news once again, with two new opinions from the Wisconsin Supreme Court late last week dealing

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For federal regulators, the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) of 2010 resembles an earthquake so massive that its aftershocks threaten to


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Dean Baker
August 5, 2014

Discussions of inflation and Federal Reserve Board policy take place primarily in the business media.

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There is no way to construe as fair the United States court ruling that Argentina cannot pay 93 percent of its creditors, unl


Demos

The White House took an important step today to protect millions of Americans who work for federal contractors from illegal w

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Heidi Shierholz
August 4, 2014

Part-time work—by definition, working less than 35 hours in a week—rose fairly steeply in the recession, but has remained


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Let’s say you support a candidate for public office and you want to make a financial contribution to his or her campaig

Brennan-Center-for-Justice

In recent cases like Citizens United and McCutcheon, the Supreme Court has been narrowing what counts as corruption in campai


Campaign for America's Future
Robert Borosage
July 31, 2014

House Democrats released their 2014 election year platform Wednesday, entitled “Middle Class Jump Start: 100 Day Action Pla

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Penda D. Hair
July 30, 2014

One year ago, the Supreme Court opened the floodgates for state legislatures to restrict voting access. In Shelby County v.


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The theme of this year’s European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) symposium held in Vienna in June wa

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Next week the Environmental Protection Agency will host four public hearings on its plan to reduce climate change pollution f


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Dean Baker
July 29, 2014

Four years out from the passage of Dodd-Frank it is pretty clear that the bill did not lead to an fundamental restructuring o

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Lisa Graves
July 28, 2014

Two of the richest men in the entire world are plotting to dominate our elections this fall, from congressional races to scho


Project Syndicate
Simon Johnson
July 24, 2014

The United States Federal Reserve System is one of the most powerful governmental organizations in the history of the world.

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Matt Russell recently declared that “we are already experiencing the effects of climate change.


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Kemal Dervis
July 22, 2014

Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has captured the world’s attention, putting the relationship b

Project Syndicate

In recent months, concern has intensified among the world’s financial experts and news media that overheated asset markets


Demos

While many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and financial distress in the aftermath of the Wall Street crisis

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Robert Kuttner
July 21, 2014

It’s hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions.


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After weeks of hints and previews, National Security Agency muckraker Glenn Greenwald reported on the agency’s surveillan

Project Syndicate

Karl Marx famously wrote that history repeats itself, “the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.


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Dean Baker
July 10, 2014

The jobs numbers released by the Labor Department last week were good news. The economy generated 288,000 jobs.

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This is a very bad time for American women in the Supreme Court.


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Heidi Shierholz
July 8, 2014

The May Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was mor

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When you consider what has been happening to the average working person since the era of Ronald Reagan, it’s amazing th


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Heather Boushey
July 7, 2014

Political leaders used to believe that economic security for workers and their families was good for the economy.

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There are many policies that can reduce inequality, but there is none as straightforward conceptually and as difficult politi


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In an influential speech at an International Monetary Fund event last November, Larry Summers, former economic adviser to bot

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Fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. On that great day in 1964, surrounded by Dr.


Politico
Michael Waldman
July 2, 2014

Nineteen legal thinkers run down the court’s most important decisions.

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he Supreme Court ruled 5–4 on Monday that Hobby Lobby, a family-owned hardware retail chain, has a right to religious freed


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Heidi Shierholz
July 1, 2014

The Great Recession officially ended five years ago this month, but the labor market has made only agonizingly slow progress

Project Syndicate

There are two leading views about the world’s financial system.


Atlantic

The vast majority of Americans—more than 90 percent in recent polls—believe it “important” to “reduce the influence

Project Syndicate
Jeffrey Sachs
June 30, 2014

If the world is to solve the climate-change crisis, we will need a new approach.


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The shocking thing about the financial collapse of 2008 is not that Wall Street excesses pushed us into the worst economy cri

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An insidious trend has developed over this past third of a century.


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In yesterday’s decision in McCullen v Coakley, the Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of a Massachusetts st

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Robert Borosage
June 27, 2014

We live in a populist moment. The Great Recession shattered the myths and lies of the conservative era.


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Over the past year, the lack of universal pre-kindergarten for American four-year-olds has become a national issue.

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Lew Daly
June 26, 2014

Imagine this: your state is thinking about building a new coal plant.


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A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country’s biggest high-tech firms who wanted t

The Hill

Today, the White House, Department of Labor and Center for American Progress will convene a (politically) star-studded summit


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In the fight against extreme poverty, we face a puzzle. When the U.N.

The Hill
Barbara Arnwine
June 25, 2014

The 2014 mid-term elections are coming, with the political season upon us.


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Nicole Woo
June 23, 2014

The Nation sparked a robust discussion last week with its incisive online conversation, Does Feminism Have a Class Problem?

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The White House is holding a summit Monday, June 23 on working families.


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A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country’s biggest high-tech firms who wanted to ta

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This week, the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposed regulati


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Frances Beinecke
June 19, 2014

This is great day for anyone who has ever marveled at wide-open seas and rich ocean life.

The Hill
Teresa Ghilarducci
June 18, 2014

There used to be an agreement between employers and employees: that if you worked hard, your employer would match your dedica


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We usually think of charities as institutions that direct money from those on top to those who are most in need.


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One of my former law professors, Harry Kalven, liked to say that “law is the process of choosing among competing analog

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Dean Baker
June 17, 2014

Washington is full of well-meaning types who want to help the poor.


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The D-Day commemorations this past week put me in mind of my father, who got a very raw deal in the Depression and World War

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The Environmental Protection Agency issued proposed rules for power plants last week, arguing that the extra costs of low-car


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Alan S. Blinder
June 16, 2014

Dripping with sweat while working in his front yard here, Kevin Bailey had sharp words about President Obama’s health law a

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Saying US elections are awash in money from corporations and wealthy individuals is no longer an outrageous statement.


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I recently came across a list of the ten most religious states in America.

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We have known what it is for at least half a century.


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Nouriel Roubini
June 13, 2014

NEW YORK – In the immediate aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, policymakers’ success in preventing the Great

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A real struggle over who will preside over the European Commission has begun.


Atlantic

Why are nearly 10 million people still out of work today? Was it because in September 2008, the U.S.

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Frances Beinecke
June 12, 2014

The Obama administration announced a major breakthrough today that will safeguard our health and protect future generations f


American Prospect

For most Americans, the central economic fact of the past four decades is the stagnation and decline of earnings.

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What do the following two questions have in common?
Does the Fourth Amendment permit police officers to perform a warrantless


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When President Obama announced plans to curtail the use of coal over the next fifteen years major news outlets like National

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Inimai M. Chettiar
June 11, 2014

In a speech last month, Ohio Senator Rob Portman took a step toward placing his party firmly behind meaningful efforts to rol


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Can the right continue to succeed as the party of unreality? In the recent past, conservatives have denied climate change, as


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Robert Reich
June 6, 2014

By raising its minimum wage to $15, Seattle is leading a long-overdue movement toward a living wage.

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The USA Freedom Act passed by the House – advertised as ending bulk collection of Americans’ phone records under the Pa


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It is no secret that for-profit prison companies are responsible for some of the worst human rights abuses of the past 30 yea

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The media have been rightly focusing their attention on the long waiting lists for veterans seeking medical care, and even wo


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Robert Reich
May 23, 2014

For years Americans have assumed that our hard-charging capitalism  is better than the soft-hearted version found in Canada

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Robert Kuttner
May 19, 2014

As Europe’s depression continues six years after the financial collapse of 2007-2008, watch for far-right parties to ma


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Timothy Geithner’s new book about the financial crisis, Stress Test, is basically an argument that the Wall Street bail


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Dean Baker
May 6, 2014

President Obama’s chief economist, Jason Furman, weighed in behind efforts to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac la

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Goldfish have a reputation for short memories. Once around the bowl and the goldfish forgets where he has been.


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Dean Baker
March 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday morning released a Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal that contains a va


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Last week, progressive groups won a huge victory when the White House announced the chained CPI Social Security cut will be n

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Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


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Alan S. Blinder
March 5, 2014

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A military judge on Tuesday rejected a defense motion to dismiss charges against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A.

Foreign Affairs

Events are moving rapidly in Ukraine.


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Last year the median (or typical) woman worker made $15.10 an hour, while the median man made $18.11.

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When President Obama proposed his stimulus in January 2009, the economy was in a freefall, losing more than 700,000 jobs a mo


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Ruth Greenspan Bell
February 24, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry should be saluted for energizing US policy on climate change and pushing for global progress to

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After several decades of negotiations, we are no nearer to stopping concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) at 450 ppm in t


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The academy award nominated “American Hustle” is loosely based on the Abscam sting by the FBI in the late 1970s and ear

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Geoffrey Stone
February 21, 2014

A few days ago on the campus of the University of Mississippi, someone (reportedly two males) draped a Confederate flag on a


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The whispers are traveling around progressive circles from Atlanta to Washington: Georgia might go blue by 2020 or even 20

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Another dubious first for America: We now employ as many private security guards as high school teachers — over one million


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If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mob

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It is a staple of American history that the president’s party loses seats six years into his term.


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One day after President Barack Obama called for moving forward on trade authority in his State of the Union address, Senate M

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Inequality is out, opportunity is in. Or so read the tea leaves from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.


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Sex workers’ rights are workers’ rights and human rights — because sex workers are human beings doing work.

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Since the beginning of the year, a new wave of doubt has engulfed emerging markets, driving down their asset prices.


Foreign Affairs
Diane Coyle
February 19, 2014

The media and economic communities regularly use Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a tally of all goods and services produced wit

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It’s hardly a secret that the heads of major corporations in the United States get mind-bending paychecks.


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Judith Browne-Dianis
February 18, 2014

Today a jury found Michael Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of firing a deadly weapon in a Novem

Todays Zaman

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are the first to be hosted by Russia since the Cold War-era Moscow Summer Games in 1980.


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Jeffrey Sachs
February 15, 2014

The Syrian War has already taken more than 130,000 lives.

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Robert Reich
February 14, 2014

America has a serious “We” problem — as in “Why should we pay for them?”
The question is pop


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The December budget deal, worked out between Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray, has been widely greeted with


Brennan-Center-for-Justice
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
February 5, 2014

The academy award nominated American Hustle is loosely based on the Abscam sting by the FBI in the late 1970s and early

Atlantic
Lawrence Lessig
February 3, 2014

As we started the 185-mile trek from Dixville Notch to Nashua, there were certain things that I knew.


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Tonight in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced two important civil rights initiatives for workers strug

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The new State Department Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone Pipeline does three things.


Robert Kuttner
February 2, 2014

Though President Obama’s State of the Union said the right things about the disgrace of growing inequality in America,

Huff Po
Robert Borosage
January 31, 2014

In a State of the Union address that lasted more than an hour, President Obama challenged the Congress to raise the minimum w


Brennan-Center-for-Justice
Wendy R. Weiser
January 23, 2014

Everyone knows that Washington is mired in gridlock.

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Thus far, the “debate” over the breadth and depth of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) overreach has exc


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“Sunlight is the best of disinfectants”
Louis Brandeis
Other People’s Money — And How Bankers Use it

Brennan-Center-for-Justice
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
January 21, 2014

Ex-Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers are trying to get him sprung from jail using an argument that could do


Huff Po
Vicki Arroyo
January 10, 2014

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is publishing proposed rules to reduce carbon pollution from new power plants.

Center for American Progress
Heather Boushey
January 7, 2014

The United States is the only advanced industrialized nation without a federal law providing workers access to paid maternit


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In 2010, the Harvard University economics professors Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff published a paper in the American Ec

Huff Po

Yesterday, President Obama put before Americans the “defining challenge of our times: “redressing a “dang


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During most of the 20th century, wages in the United States were set not just by employers but by a mix of market and institu


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Even though it had been expected, I was jolted when I got the phone call with the news that after many long decades the defia

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Sylvia Fallon
January 2, 2014

Monarch butterflies are one of the great wonders of the natural world.


Huff Po
Alex Matthiessen
December 26, 2013

Small beer is perhaps too kind a term for the prosaic proposals being batted around by New York Governor Andrew M.

Center for American Progress
Robert Borosage
December 18, 2013

A new green industrial revolution—driven by a variety of concerns and opportunities—is gathering steam across the globe.


Brennan-Center-for-Justice
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
December 16, 2013

For a federal election off year, 2013 saw an enormous amount of upheaval in campaign finance law and regulation.

Huff Po
Michael Brune
December 2, 2013

Between the devastation in the Philippines, deadly floods in Sardinia and Vietnam, and the COP 19 UN climate change summit in


Huff Po

What do a chicken, a lizard and a grouse all have in common? Sounds like a bad joke, doesn’t it? Well, unfortunately fo

Huff Po

The suffering in the Philippines right now in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan is simply heartbreaking.


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Conservatives are trying out a new slogan to influence the ongoing budget negotiations: “Spend One Dollar Less.

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NEW YORK ― Tacloban in the Philippines has now joined the growing list of cities ― including New Orleans, Bangkok, Moscow


The Guardian

A widely held view in elite circles is that the rapid rise in inequality in the United States over the last three decades i

The Hill
Rick Hind
November 21, 2013

The threat isn’t hypothetical.


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While President Bush continues to make terrorism and domestic security the centerpiece of his campaign, he has made little m

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I am honored to accept the Ambulatory Pediatric Association’s (APA’s) George Armstrong Lecture Award 2000 on beha


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Today, the Obama Administration proposed more coal mining.

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I got a new phone over the weekend.  My 13 year old daughter said, “Mom, that’s great!  Now you can text me.


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John Coequyt
November 20, 2013

Earlier this summer in his climate plan speech, President Obama spoke of new energy efficiency rules to cut down our emission

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Dear Secretary Moniz,
Congratulations on being confirmed as Secretary of Energy.


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Today President Obama took several important steps down the trail towards addressing climate disruption.


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This afternoon, I had a short meeting with President Obama that left me more convinced than ever that he’s serious abou

Huff Po

In February, 50,000 people marched on the freezing Washington Mall to tell President Obama that he must reject Keystone XL an


Huff Po

Last Friday the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General confirmed that it will investigate evidence that t

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The Sierra Club’s Delta Chapter has worked for more than 28 years to slow and restore the damage to Louisiana’s


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Nationwide, college students continue to take the lead on climate action.

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Sierra Club volunteer Jesse Swanhuyser is so committed to educating people on the threats of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (T


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In recent days, there were new developments in the fight against Northwest coal exports that stopped me in my tracks.

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When news broke this week of an ongoing tar sands spill in Alberta, Canada, many were shocked to read this statement from an


Huff Po

Hurricane Sandy is a tragic reminder of the threat of climate change, and it has forced the issue back on our national agenda

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We can say happy anniversary to the self-flattery and continual sabotage of the UN climate negotiations by President Obama’


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Today is Foreign Affairs Day, a holiday for the US Department of State, where Greenpeace will be among world diplomats commu

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Last week we won a huge victory in the fight against coal subsidies.


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The United States Congress passed a climate policy, and President Obama signed it.

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Superstorm Sandy and the subsequent Nor’easter were the biggest news this week and last.


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Implementing corporate environmental sustainability strategies is increasingly becoming standard practice.