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Only Aggressive Action Will Save the American Labor Movement

Alan Singer | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Only aggressive action is going to save the American labor movement. When laws are made by the rich and powerful to serve their interests, organized workers need to stop obeying the laws.

Vermont's @SenSanders Is Right: Use War Money to Take Care of Veterans

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Sometimes Senator Bernie Sanders does something that reminds us that it does actually matter that he's an Independent in the best sense of the word: thinking for himself, not accepting the D.C. "conventional wisdom" that often defines the limits of reform. Now, Bernie's done it again.

Spiritual Death Can Be Avoided

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

It's the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at this writing. That means that it's the day in which we can return to forgetting about Dr. King's values or we can take a new stride in making Kingian principles tangible.

Watt Now? (Or, Can Mel Watt Fix the Housing Crisis?)

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

News coverage of the Senate's confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt on Tuesday to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) was all about politics, not the housing or banking issues he now has to address.

What Obama Has Done About Inequality

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Tax rates fell on the wealthy after 1980, while their incomes skyrocketed. But how strong is the correlation between falling tax rates on the wealthiest among us and economic inequality?

Ask a Keynesian: With U.S. Borrowing Capped, Won't More Pentagon Spending Destroy Jobs?

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The Grand Bargain is essentially about taking money from middle income people through Social Security cuts and tax increases and giving the money to the Pentagon for unnecessary Pentagon spending.

The Wealth Gap: Why Dr. King's Dream Is Unfinished

Preeti Vissa | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

Much of the racial wealth gap is a result of deliberate policy choices, both by government and the private sector. And because wealth can be handed down from generation to generation, the effects linger long after discriminatory policies change.

Martin Luther King Worried About Economic Injustice

Harlan Green | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Martin Luther King said the basis of disparities between the races had as much to do with income inequality as outright racism in his book, Why We Can...

How a Progressive Tax System Made Detroit a Powerhouse (and Could Again)

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 10.12.2013 | Detroit
Mary Manning Cleveland

After 1950, Detroit began to shrink, the first break in its sensational upward trajectory. What happened? Some blamed the end of the war, but America was pouring billions into the Interstate Highway System. The world wanted American cars and trucks. The causes of decline must have been internal.

FHFA's Ed DeMarco: Kissing the Ass of the Banking Class

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

President Obama has already fired Ed DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), but before he leaves DeMarco is handing an early Christmas present to his friends in the banking industry.

To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In almost every part of the country, entire neighborhoods -- and in some cases, whole cities -- are underwater. They are not victims of natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. They are drowning in debt, victims of Wall Street's reckless and predatory lending practices.

Austerinomics, the Anti-Growth Orthodoxy

Harlan Green | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Once again, Karl Rove/GW Bush attempted to turn the clock back to the beginning of the 19th century, and we are now living with the consequences--wars and budget deficits without end. It's hard to see what form a new nationalism will take, until and unless a new Teddy Roosevelt comes along.

We Decide How to Share Gains

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We can rehabilitate a Social Contract that connects us. With a restored self-image, we can reverse Citizens United, rebalance our political process, and find trade policies that serve society as a whole.

Mallika Rao

Your City May Be Tracking Your Happiness

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

No one understood why a Santa Monica High School student killed himself one January afternoon in 2011, leaping from the roof of a 10-story hotel as hi...

Minimum Wage Raise Essential to Fix Our Economy

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

It is the nature of our current economic system that things will concentrate into fewer and fewer hands. When you let the ones with more money win the game and set the rules it is inevitable that they will increasingly set the rules to they always win the game.

Stiglitz: ‘There Is No Instance Of A Large Economy Getting To Growth Through Austerity'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has some choice words for anyone who thinks the only way to improve the economy is to tighten the countr...

Joseph Stiglitz Is Right About Inequality, but for the Wrong Reason

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

It is not the loss of middle class spending that holds back the economy; it is the loss of middle class investment.

Joseph Stiglitz and the World Economic Forum: Making the Connection Between Climate Change and Economics

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While international negotiations and the White House continue to dither on ratifying an internationally binding climate treaty, at the international, the state and regional level, plans for solutions that move beyond the gridlock are already afoot.

Potemkin Shambhala

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Many of us, living in the U.S., have been gradually waking up to the fact that this self-advertising shambhala of prosperity is an economic sham, a pseudo-meritocracy where, as Joseph Stiglitz astutely points out, economic inequality equals political inequality.

As the Climate Goes, So Goes the Economy

Neil Wagner | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green
Neil Wagner

The financial costs linked to climate change represent the biggest threat to the global economy, according to Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University.

Let's Make America the Creation Nation Again

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We define "Creation Nation" as a country in which the private and public sector collaborate to develop and commercialize innovative products and services that create businesses or business opportunities that grow the economy and generate good-paying, value-added jobs.

WATCH: Paul Krugman on Jack Lew

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

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9 Facts That Prove Joe Stiglitz Is Right About Climate Change Hurting The Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Economist Joseph Stiglitz recently announced that he believes climate change is the most important issue facing the U.S. economy today. Certainly, cli...

The Fiscal Cliff and America's Schizophrenia

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The truth is that, as every Republican president in the modern era has acknowledged de facto, when times are tough, it's better for the government to engage in deficit spending than to choke off a recovery.

The Small Government Fallacy

Harlan Green | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Its most graphic evidence is how much of our productivity surge has not been returned to those who created such wealth since the 1970s. That was when the philosophy of "government is the problem" took hold. A coincidence? Hardly.