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Tamara Draut

You Can Blame Student Debt for America's Inequality and Shrinking Middle Class

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

There is a tendency among elite opinion makers to believe that debt accrued while gaining a college degree is "good debt" that isn't problematic. Sadly, like many pundit platitudes, this assertion is grounded in fantasy, not fact.

Demos Chief: Why Progressives Should Take Heart

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Sigman

At a small gathering in Los Angeles last week, Miles Rapoport, president of the 13-year-old progressive think tank Demos, declared that although the U...

Jason Linkins

Colbert Takes On Credit Card Industry: "Being In A Financial Hole Is As American As Borrowing Apple Pie" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Colbert makes macabre fun of the credit card industry, our willingness to spend our way into trouble, the industry's monkey spun rule-randomizing wheel, and the terrifying fine print of their user agreements.