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Economic Bill of Rights

Dr. King's 'Two Americas' Truer Now than Ever

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Martin Luther King, Jr., had more than a dream -- he envisioned what America could be, if only it lived up to its promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for each and every citizen. That's what we have conveniently forgotten.

Occupy: Resurrecting Rev. King's Final Dream

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

What Rev. King preached and what many Occupiers seem to believe is that paramount in a republic is job creation, not wealth creation. The duty of government is not to ensure that the rich get richer but to establish equal opportunity.

The Two-Percent Solution: Solving New York's Budget Crisis

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

You would think that, as educated New Yorkers, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg would read The New York Times. Apparently they don't

FDR: The Second Bill of Rights

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The shared miseries of the Great Depression and the shared sacrifices of the Great War led many Americans to embrace the idea that basic economic rights are essential to freedom. This should now be revisited.

Is the Opposite of Capitalism Democracy? A Review of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anis Shivani

Moore explicitly states that we ought to turn to democracy as the alternative to capitalism. But the opposite of capitalism is not democracy, it is socialism.

The Change We Need II: An Economic Bill of Rights

Sanjiv Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanjiv Gupta

If there is a positive side to the economic crisis, it is this: We can no longer avoid confronting the limits imposed by the market on our freedoms and democracy.