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Paul Ryan Demands the Work-Life Balance His Policies Crush
"I cannot and will not give up my family time ," Ryan told reporters following the House GOP meeting. That statement set off a firestorm of criticism, from the left and right. As the heir-apparent to Speaker Boehner, Paul Ryan made his need for work-life balance clear. As the father of three...
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The Downsides of Cheap Abundance
In college, Economics 101 is often described as the social science discipline that deals with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. MIT Economist Paul Samuelson liked to focus on scarcity, or more specifically, the allocation of scarce resources. “Abundance” was always...
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Decrying Greedy Vulture Funds, Sanders and Warren Call for Relief in Puerto Rico
'The people in Puerto Rico should not be forced to suffer so that a handful of wealthy investors can make a 100 percent return on their investments.'
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Higher Ed for Bernie
As presidential candidate offers bold proposals, supporters mobilize to reclaim higher education as a public good
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'New Era of American Prosperity': Sanders Calls for Free Higher Ed for All
Presidential candidate outlines his plan to make public colleges and universities tuition-free on campaign trail and in a new op-ed
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Five Reasons We Can't Wait for Universal Preschool
A brief personal story: all at once, I changed jobs and our part-time babysitter moved on after three terrific years: the scramble was on for loving, enriching child care at a price that didn’t break our family’s budget. Maybe you’ve been there. Maybe it was 30 years ago, or maybe just last year...
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Jailing the Banksters Continued (Iceland Not Us, Duh)
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Clinton vs Sanders vs O’Malley On Fixing Banking
How do we fix Wall Street, a.k.a. “the banks”? How do the candidates compare? This question came up in the first Democratic debate and there has been lots of online commentary on this since. The first place to look, of course, is CAF’s Candidate Scorecard . “The Candidate Scorecard measures the...
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Obama's Nominee for Securities and Exchange Commission a 'Victory for Financial Reformers'
Nomination of Lisa Fairfax seen as 'a sign the tide is indeed turning.'
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From the Dark Ages: Ingenious Cities Concoct Debtor's Prisons So They Can Balance Their Budgets on the Backs of the Poor
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