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Robert Pollin

Summer Reading About What Ails America and How to Fix It

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If you're interested in figuring out the roots of our current economic, social and political crisis, what it will take to fix it, and how you can be part of the solution, here's a list of 15 recent books you might want to take with you.

Cut the Pentagon Budget, Not Social Security and Veterans' Benefits

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

It's not only on the tax side that Romney-Ryan budget policies favor the 1%, but also on the spending side. The majority of federal discretionary spending is now eaten up by the Pentagon budget.

Romney-Ryan "Ploughshares to Swords" Budget Would Cost America At Least 530,000 Jobs

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to cut domestic spending in order to increase military spending. Regardless of whatever else may be true, their plans to cut domestic spending in order to increase military spending would cost hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

How to Get to Full Employment Despite the Political Constraints: Robert Pollin Explains the Economics

Anis Shivani | Posted 10.14.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

A short new book by Robert Pollin, Back to Full Employment, offers some much-needed clarity as we head into the election season with unemployment still hovering unacceptably at over 8 percent.

Dan Froomkin

Hey Corporate America: Looking For A Solution To The Jobs Crisis? You're Sitting On It

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Corporate America is sitting right on top of the solution to the nation's employment crisis, according to a new report from a group of U...

After the Deficit Committee, A New Propaganda Push From the War Profiteers

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

We've got to push back with the truth: military spending costs jobs compared to other ways of spending the money.

Dan Froomkin

Job Creation Idea No. 9: Encourage Banks To Lend -- Or Else

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 9 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) This jobless "recovery" we are in right now is no accident. That's because corporate fat cat...

Federal Reserve: Same Old Sheriff on Wall St.

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

The Fed already was tasked with bank oversight, but allowed the excess and recklessness to continue due to lack of transparency and accountability.

Talking Full Employment... Now?

Dave Belden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Belden

Co-economics is the dream being hatched now, but what else -- apart from full employment -- must it include?

The Great Recession

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Abrams

We need an economic system of checks and balances where the public sector competes with the private sector and keeps it honest, and vice versa.