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An Alliance Forged in Patriotism

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The death of the American steel industry is fine with the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Cato Institute. They say Americans should thank foreign states that violate international trade laws by subsidizing their steel industries.

Could This Be Why Your Cat Is Losing Weight?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), also called pancreatic insufficiency and maldigestion syndrome, is thought to be rare in cats. However, accor...

Fast Track to Poverty

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Without significant changes, TPP will just be another American factory shuttering, dream shattering trade deal. Of course, the corporations that stand to profit support the current TPP scheme, as they did the other job-destroying trade deals. And so do corporate politicians.

Does the Environment Need Big Data?

Angel Hsu | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Angel Hsu

Forests don't tweet, and whales don't shop on Amazon. So what does Big Data mean for the environment and sustainability?

Bait and Switch, CEO Style

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The rich snicker as the vast majority of Americans are so distracted they don't focus on record corporate profits, on record low corporate tax payments or on lobbyists buying tax breaks for corporations and loopholes for offshore accounts.

Fix the Trade Deficit, Fix the Economy

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Yet another report is out showing how the trade deficit is costing us millions of jobs and hurting our economy. This is a real problem that is hurting people, hurting communities, hurting our tax base and hurting our ability to make a living in the future.

What Has Caused Record Inequality (and Greater Recessions)?

Harlan Green | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

We can no longer tolerate such a diversion of wealth that has weakened our economic and social fabric so much that we have fallen behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, aging infrastructure, and even environmental protection.

Kicking Underdogs When They're Down

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

At a time of dwindling union membership, at a time when labor union participation is so small as to be nearly negligible, state legislatures across the country are taking up right-to-work (for less) laws that will further decimate union ranks.

What Mitt Romney Can Teach James O'Keefe About Ratf**king

Dan Mirvish | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Dan Mirvish

If James O'Keefe is serious about his "ratf**king" efforts (as Nixon's Don Segretti called it), he'll do well to remember that it doesn't take much more effort to register a domain name anonymously.

Sam Stein

James O'Keefe's Newest Target Appears To Be A Small, Progressive Economic Think Tank

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Among members of Washington D.C.'s think tank community, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is known as a den for unbending liber...

States Losing The Most Jobs To China

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: China is taking American jobs, labor unions, politicians and economists, have accused for some time. The logic is simple. While a ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Starting Salaries For Recent Graduates Declined Over Past Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.02.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- For Kate Johnson, any job felt better than no job at all. Shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Johnson o...

Modern Monetary Theory: The Last Progressive Left Standing

Warren Mosler | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

The headline progressives are in full retreat. They have found out the hard way that their bleeding heart pleadings -- 'yes, the financial markets might destroy us, but how can we cut this or that worthy cause' -- don't cut it.

NAFTA Cost U.S. 700k Jobs, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

When the North American Free Trade Agreement was first signed in 1994, proponents said it would eventually create jobs for the U.S. economy. 17 ye...

Maxwell Strachan

WATCH: Summers Dismisses Idea Of Regulating Financial Instruments (WATCH)

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

Depending on who you ask, regulation is either a hindrance to the global economy or our only hope against global economic collapse. Safe to say Larry ...

U.S. Wages Aren't Keeping Up With U.S. Productivity, EPI Says

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ever feel your work isn’t being adequately represented by the final amount on your paycheck? Turns out that nagging sense of injustice isn’t j...

Weekly Audit: Curbing the Deficit, Cat Food, and You

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Curbing the Deficit, Cat Food, and Youby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The deficit commission released its much anticipat...

The Great Depression Hits Urban Minorities

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

While economists wring their hands over the weak "recovery" underway, with most added jobs in May due to temporary Census hiring, an even s...

Income Inequality: Top 400 U.S. Earners See Income Rise 476% In Last 15 Years

epi.org | Lawrence Mishel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 400 American households with the highest incomes also have enjoyed a much faster pace of income growth than the vast majority. And, because tax r...

Unions Aren't To Blame For Automakers' Woes

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

If the centralized, organized mouthpiece for labor is destroyed, then so is the only advocacy vehicle available to the nonunion worker.

The White House's Lame Excuses For Rejecting a Badly-Needed Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Ross Eisenbrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ross Eisenbrey

Of course Americans need jobs, but in the meantime, those who can't find them need unemployment insurance.