So often in hearing the stories of women in my research I get a sense of mothers living on the ledge of their lives--out there all alone, sleep depriv...
Republicans want to kill the government that accomplished that. They want to go back to Downton Abbey days. The rich stay rich; the poor stay servants.
We can rehabilitate a Social Contract that connects us. With a restored self-image, we can reverse Citizens United, rebalance our political process, and find trade policies that serve society as a whole.
he prospect of national decline looms not from external forces, but from internal fragmentation exacerbated by global instability. The two, in fact, are intertwined.
The financial institutions' focus on generating economic growth without ensuring the concomitant increase in jobs, and the inequality this generates, is partly to blame for the waning public support for global economic integration.
Early cognitive development is so determinative of what happens later that to continue the tired squabble about who to blame -- teachers, schools, or the income distribution -- is to waste valuable time.
Is growth in GDP really the best way to judge how the economy is doing? What does GDP actually tell us, and what does it leave out? Can an economy be growing and still be on its way off the rails?
A critical concern of our time is not simply our high levels of income inequality and their negative impact on opportunity and mobility. It's how inequality and immobility become entrenched in the system -- how they replicate.
Is there some subterranean -- even subversive -- connection between spring celebration of the Earth and spring celebration of work and time for rest?
While the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the G20 meets in Washington DC this weekend to discuss economic growth, a completely differe...
It is the nature of our current economic system that things will concentrate into fewer and fewer hands. When you let the ones with more money win the game and set the rules it is inevitable that they will increasingly set the rules to they always win the game.
Democrats should fight for jobs programs and pay equity for women, not fight to cut Social Security. Democrats should realize that when the winds of national opinion are at our back, it is folly to sail against these winds and disaster to downsize the legacy of our party.
The high pay for those at the top does not come out of the air; it comes from everyone else's paycheck. There is no single policy that would reverse this enormous upward redistribution of income, but reining in CEO pay has to be an important part of the story.
We come together as Americans when confronting common disasters and common threats, but we continue to split apart economically. Almost 1 out of 4 of the nation's children is in now in poverty, but you wouldn't know that in Washington.
Tamara Keith of National Public Radio reported, on Tuesday, April 16th, that "Congress moved to undo large parts of the STOCK [Stop Trading On Congres...
We're now witnessing what happens when all of the economic gains go to the top, and the rest of the population doesn't have enough purchasing power to keep the economy going.