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Most Americans on Brink of Financial Disaster
New Pew report highlights "financial fragility" of most U.S. households.
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Sanders' Focus Not Clinton, But Whether 2016 Run Could Mobilize the Masses
As he ponders presidential run, Bernie Sanders doubts Hillary Clinton "bold enough." But the bigger questions, he says: "Can you bring people out on the streets? Can you mobilize people? Can you tap the anger that's out there?"
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A Kerfuffle Over Global Wealth Stats
Can we trust Oxfam’s latest numbers on global inequality? Critics don’t think we should. But their pushback is getting pushback aplenty.
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Further Proving One-Sided Recovery, One in Five US Children on Food Assistance
Census data finds 16 million kids relied on food stamps, higher than pre-recession levels
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Before Net Neutrality: The Surprising 1940s Battle for Radio Freedom
To fully understand what’s at stake in the fight over the future of the Internet, you have to revisit another era.
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Let's Take Apart the Corporate Case for Fast Track Trade Authority
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman appeared before Congress Tuesday to make the corporate argument for “fast track” trade promotion authority. The USTR and President Obama are pushing fast-track pre-approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other big “trade” agreements they...
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If Elections Matter for Greece, Why Not America?
Elections are supposed to have consequences. When countries establish electoral processes that are sufficiently free and functional to ascertain the clear will of the people—and when those votes are cast and counted in an election that draws a solid majority of eligible voters to the polls—that...
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Syriza’s Win is the Beginning of the End for the Eurozone’s Long Nightmare
On how Greece could change the future of Europe
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Yes, We Can Prosper Without Growth: 10 Policy Proposals for the New Left
In our recent book “Degrowth. A vocabulary for a new era” we argue that economic growth is not only becoming more and more difficult in advanced economies, but that it is also socially and ecologically unsustainable. The global climate, the welfare state, or social bonds that have lasted for ages,...
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Pull Yourself Up by Your Bread Bags
The rules are stacked against most of us.
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