Richard Eskow

Richard (RJ) Eskow is a senior fellow at Campaign for America's Future.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:45am
The 'Fight for $15' and the Return of the Vanishing Worker
On April 15, perhaps as you’re reading these words, working people in 200 American cities will rally for a $15 base wage and the right to form a union. Solidarity demonstrations are planned in more than 30 cities on six continents, and have already taken place in Switzerland, the Philippines, South...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 3:00pm
Hillary’s Challengers – and the Anti-Wall Street Wave
Former governor Martin O’Malley and former senator Jim Webb spoke at a firefighters’ union event earlier this month. Both are the subject of renewed press interest as they contemplate entering the presidential race. Sen. Bernie Sanders has been publicly weighing a run. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is...
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:30am
Real-Life Frank Underwoods: Netflix, ‘House of Cards’ and Third Way
Frank Underwood is known for deceiving people into acting against their own best interests. (We’ll miss you, President Walker.) Now we learn that this trait may extend to the series that features him. The greatest betrayals on “House of Cards” can be found in the misleading arguments, presented as...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:45am
New Front In #RepublicanClassWar: Social Security for the Disabled
Nine out of ten Americans have fallen behind financially as the well-to-do – especially the ultra-wealthy – capture an ever-increasing chunk of our national income. This inequality threatens the entire economy’s future growth and stability. But whenever someone offers a solution to this growing...
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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:45pm
More Evidence ‘Centrist’ Solutions Can’t Save Us
We have become a profoundly unequal society. That reality is explored in new detail in a recent study from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). Even more importantly, the INET study shows that it will take a dramatic shift in policy to restore the equilibrium. Unless we can build...
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:45am
A Student Jubilee! Liberate 41 Million Americans From Crushing Loan Debt
President Obama's proposal for tuition-free community college education, and the broader discussion which it has inspired, confirms our belief that it is time for a comprehensive solution to a $1.3 trillion problem: student debt in the United States. We strongly support the concept of tuition-free...
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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 9:15am
The Right Tries (and Fails) to Justify Its Assault on Social Security
How does the right justify the kind of action Congress took this week, when it moved to cut disability benefits for millions of people by 20 percent? Answer #1: With buzzwords and rhetorical dodges. Answer #2: Not very well. For details on the House’s action, we pointed yesterday to a number of...
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Friday, December 26, 2014 - 10:15am
Wall Street Had a Merry Christmas. The New Year’s Still Up For Grabs.
They’re calling it a “Christmas gift” for Wall Street. Last week the Federal Reserve announced that it’s giving U.S. banks yet another extension on the “Volcker Rule” provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. As a result of this latest decision, banks won’t have to comply until mid-2017...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:15am
Hillary’s Choice: “Anti-Gridlock” or “Anti-Wall Street”?
We’re told that Hillary Clinton is spurning something her advisers call the “anti-Wall Street” movement and will run instead on a platform of “working across the aisle” with Republicans. Her camp is suggesting, without much evidence and against the lessons of recent history, that she will be more...
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 8:45am
Wall Street Moves In For The Kill
It’s been six years since Wall Street’s recklessness and criminal fraud caused trillions of dollars in economic damage and nearly shattered the global economy. The 2008 financial crisis opened millions of Americans’ eyes to the widespread corruption and mismanagement in the financial industry, and...
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