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Robert Borosage

That "Iron Law" of Oligarchy Is Back to Haunt Us

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.24.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

The word Oligarchy has finally come home. For years, it was a term only used in connection with those big, bad and sleazy mafioso-type businessmen in...

350 Economists Warn Sequester Cuts Could Kill Recovery

Roger Hickey | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

How many economists does it take -- to make the Congress and the president and the media pay attention? Paul Krugman has been warning of the dangers of austerity for a long time. But the media treats him as an outlier.

Is There a Real Consensus on Tax Reform?

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

For liberals, high rates promise to ameliorate inequality. Economists may raise doubts about the efficacy of higher rates in achieving that goal. But it seems fair to say -- as liberals often do -- that lowering rates isn't likely to help.

Amanda Terkel

Progressives Aim To Combat Conservatives At Local Level | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last year, the Texas State Board of Education became embroiled in national controversy when its efforts to adjust the state's social stu...

Dick Durbin: Sacrificing Social Security, Recovery?

Curtis Black | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Now that the debt ceiling crisis is behind us, it's time to take a look at Senator Durbin's role in shifting the debate away from the jobs crisis and legitimizing attacks on Social Security.

Arthur Delaney

300 Economists Warn Congress: Don't Kill Growth And Jobs In The Name Of Deficit Reduction | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A small army of economists warned Congress on Thursday not to focus on deficit reduction instead of job creation or else risk a 1937-style double-dip ...

Obama Administration Uses Lobbyist Memo to Say Outsourcing Creates Jobs

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

Just before Commerce Secretary Gary Locke went on a high-profile trip to China with 24 business executives to advocate for making it easier to send ...

Diversionary Dangers of Amending the Constitution

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Post Citizens United vs. FEC, Americans should be less concerned with who spends money on campaigns and more concerned by ill-informed citizens who enable that spending to have a profound effect.

Sam Stein

Progressives Launch Campaign Targeting Centrist Senate Dems | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A coalition of progressive groups and officials announced the launch of a media and grassroots campaign Tuesday to target conservative Democrats they ...