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Here’s Why Progressive Economic Policy Cannot Ignore Race

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Achieving racial justice and economic equality are sometimes viewed as mutually exclusive goals that appeal to distinctly different progressive consti...

How Wall Street's Short-Term Fixation Is Destroying The Economy

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) made a passionate call to address one of the leading drivers of income inequality on Friday. The target of h...

A Blueprint for Getting America Back on Track

James P. Hoffa | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Given the economy's size and complexity, our problems cannot be solved by tinkering around the edges. Instead, a total revamp is necessary, one that both grows the middle class while reining in the runaway excess of the business class.

New Rules

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The promise of America is that anyone who works hard and plays by the rules can earn a middle-class life. That promise is betrayed when the system provides a tiny class of Americans with special treatment, including a get-out-of-jail-free card when they commit fraud to make untold millions.

Corporate Shills Take Aim at Workers Fighting for a Living Wage

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Ian Reifowitz

Imagine if, instead of pumping millions of dollars into public relations and fake science, these corporations just put those funds into the wallets of their employees.

How to Fix the Banks

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

The idea of putting regulatory representatives on the boards of U.S. banks deemed too big to fail makes great sense to me.

Veteran Chicago Journalist Carol Marin Reflects on Politics, Media

David Vognar | Posted 08.04.2012 | Chicago
David Vognar

Reflecting on her own career, Marin realized that there has been a revolution in technology every ten years and told the young people listening to expect even more revolutions to come.

Krugman: Failure To Raise Debt Ceiling 'Not At All' Unthinkable

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

In about a month, if nothing is done, the federal government will hit its legal debt limit. There will be dire consequences if this limit isn’t rais...

Millenials reimagine America's future

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, it's time for young Americans, millenials, to figure out what their version of the American Dream is, and to figure out how to get there. The fo...

A new Greatest Generation via the Roosevelt Campus Network

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is the that the people of the Depression era changed the world, inspired by a President with a vision and who got stuff done.The Roosev...

The Message to Progressives

Andrew Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rich

In yesterday's elections, Americans took the measure of some in elected office and said they wanted change. As progressives, we should recognize that the change called for is still one that we are equipped to provide.

Fraud in Banking, Fraud in Message

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Lux

The banking wars are in full scale battle mode. We are going to see a lot more of this faux populism paid for by bailed out bankers before the year is through, and progressives have to be quick to expose it.

How Social Security Can Gain Without Much Pain

Greg Anrig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Greg Anrig

Advocates of cutting Social Security benefits often argue ruefully that they wish that there was some other way to "save" the program. In fact, Social Security's currently strong finances could be sustained beyond a 75-year time horizon.

Social Security Protects Our Children

Eric Kingson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Kingson

The nation's children have a huge stake in the preservation of Social Security. Even more than their parents and grandparents, they stand to gain the most from the organized efforts of older Americans to strengthen the program, not cut it.

Our Grandmothers, Ourselves: Social Security Under Fire

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

It's true that the Wall Street-fueled recession has taken its toll on Social Security's revenues. But who do the deficit hawks want to pay for the greed that got us into this? Your grandmother.

Shahien Nasiripour

Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-Winning Economist, Says Federal Reserve System 'Corrupt' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the world's leading economists said Wednesday that the very structure of the Federal Reserve system is so fraught with conflicts that it's "cor...

Shahien Nasiripour

Fresh Ideas From Leading Thinkers For True Financial Reform | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What will it take to fix the nation's broken financial system? If anyone really knows for sure, it's the great minds gathering in New York for a confe...

Lessons From Black History: To Make Change, We Must Raise Our Voices

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Did President Obama's supporters draw the wrong conclusions from his victory? Did they assume that this nation's problems would be quickly addressed without strife, without a voice raised?

Time to Try Government as Employer of Last Resort

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

The president still seems curiously hamstrung by his Herbert Hoover-like devotion to fiscal rectitude: he wants to spend but not add "one dime to the deficit."

Three Cheers For Move Your Money

Time | Justin Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dennis Santiago of Institutional Risk Analytics reports that in the first seven days of the joint IRA/Huffington Post/Roosevelt Institute Move Your Mo...

Stiglitz And Chanos Argue For Short Selling (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Scroll down for video Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Jim Chanos, president of Kynikos Associates, one of the largest short selling...