Zach Carter

Zach Carter

Zach Carter is The Huffington Post's Senior Political Economy Reporter.

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We can have a political system that respects its citizens as political equals, or we can have a society dominated by the arbitrary interests of unaccountable wealth. Trump, like Obama before him, has chosen the latter. Views
Friday, September 29, 2017
Trump’s Tax Plan Is An Act Of Political Domination By The Rich
Most Americans suffer from the unfortunate delusion that economic problems are violations of some mathematical order. When recession, severe inflation or other hard times engulf society, it is because the sacred equations have been angered. If we adjust the right variable just so, a set of very...
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Saturday, January 23, 2016
Noam Chomsky's First Campaign Contribution Was To Bernie Sanders
Radical intellectual Noam Chomsky has supported just two federal political candidates with campaign contributions over the past 18 years. Chomsky gave a total of $750 to Ralph Nader's 2000 presidential bid. But a month before he started cutting checks for that corporate reformer, Chomsky had...
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Saturday, April 25, 2015
Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade
WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats have been hoping to see a showdown between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton for years. Instead, they're getting a public feud between the senator from Massachusetts and President Barack Obama. Obama accused Warren and congressional Democrats on Friday of...
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Replacing Summers: Think Policy, Not Politico
Larry Summers is out, and President Barack Obama now faces a critical decision. He can focus on policy, naming a replacement who wants to ease the economic strains on American households, or he can focus on politics, naming a candidate who appeases the corporate executive class and their backers in the Republican Party. The choice should be obvious. On the economy, good policy is also good politics.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Want Economic Justice? Then it’s Time to Act.
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a financial reform package that includes a handful of important reforms, but it won't fundamentally change the relationship between banks and society. Wall Street still has a vice grip on our economy, and lawmakers still find it very difficult to stand up to bigwig financiers.
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