Robert Borosage

Robert L. Borosage is the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 7:29am
It's Official: Too Big to Fail Banks Are Too Big to Jail
For years, the Obama administration has been pummeled for failing to bring criminal charges against a single major Wall Street bank or a single leading Wall Street banker for what the FBI termed an "epidemic of fraud" that blew up the entire economy.
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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 8:58am
Washington's Sequester: Into the Vast Inane
Someone asked the Master about the principles of … traveling into the vast inane. – From the Bao Pu Zi, AD 320, Joseph Needham, Science and Civilization in China
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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:16am
Will Pete Peterson’s Half a Billion Bucks Buy a New Recession?
The “sequester” – mindless, across-the-board spending cuts designed purposefully to be abhorrent to both political parties – now seems likely to go into effect on March 1.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:44am
The Wrecking Crew Is Winning
Congress is taking this week off on the first of their spring breaks.
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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 2:43pm
Warning: Austerity Hysteria Endangers Your Job
The U.S. economy shrank unexpectedly in the last three months of 2012, ending over 30 months of economic growth. Exports lagged, reflecting, in
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:58am
Smart Talk on the Next Austerity Disaster
The United States is in the midst of the most protracted unemployment crisis in modern history, and for vast segments of the population, the recession has never ended. Wages are still sinking; more than 20 million people are in need of full-time work. Yet, the national debate is fixated on fixing the debt rather than fixing the economy.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 12:32pm
'Shared Sacrifice' Is for Suckers: 7 Common Sense Thoughts on Washington's Budget Bedlam
Washington is careening off the fiscal cliff smack into the debt ceiling. These mind-numbing mixed metaphors are not the currency of a well-governed nation.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 7:06am
An Ugly, Ugly, Ugly Deal
On New Year's Day, the Senate and House passed a "fiscal cliff" deal by respective votes of 89-8 and 257-167. The deal has some good parts. It lets the Bush tax cuts expire on the wealthy, raises the estate tax marginally and increases taxes on capital gains and dividends a bit. Unemployment benefits are extended for a year. Tax boosts for the low paid workers – the child tax credit, expanded earned income credit, refundable tuition tax credits – are extended, if only for five years.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 10:08am
A Tribute to George McGovern
I am saddened to hear that progressive champion Sen. George McGovern is reported to be at the end of his days. He has lived a life nearly as large as his heart.
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Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 8:40am
A Politics for the 99 Percent
This year will feature the most ideologically polarized election since the Reagan-Carter face-off of 1980. A radical-right Republican Party, backed by big-money interests, has made itself the tribune of privilege and will do significant damage if it takes control in Washington. Staving off that outcome depends on mobilizing the Democratic base. Yet President Obama’s agenda is far removed from what is needed to meet the challenges this country faces.
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