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The Economics of the 1%

February 12, 2014
John Weeks: A fundamental misconception of neoliberal economics is that governments need to balance their budgets like a household

Reactions to the State of the Union address

January 29, 2014
David Cay Johnston: Put in historical context, a $10.10 minimum wage is still substantially lower than it was in the 1960s

Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike Excludes Fed Workers Currently Under Contract

January 28, 2014

Amy Traub: Obama’s $10.10 minimum wage hike is a clear victory for hundreds of thousands of workers of new or renewed contracts but will still exclude a large group once enacted next year

Scandal Hits Canada’s Senate, Adding to Harper Government’s List of Corruption

October 31, 2013

Yves Engler: Three of Canada’s unelected Senators filed ineligible expense claims and have been told to repay $277,000 in wrongfully claimed expenses

Justice Department Misrepresents JP Morgan Settlement

October 22, 2013

The DOJ gives up the ability to prosecute JP Morgan The settlement between JPMorgan Chase and the Justice Department has been reported at $13 billion, for charges that Chase sold toxic mortgage-backed securities that fueled the financial crisis of 2008. The reported $13 billion amount is a misrepresentation of the actual figure by the Justice…

The Cost of Saving the Planet

October 6, 2013
James Boyce: The US should focus on the human, not monetary cost of climate change

Economist: “There’s Absolutely Nothing Resembling A Debt Crisis In The US”

October 1, 2013

Interests payments on US debt are at an historic low.

What’s Putin’s Interest In Syria?

September 13, 2013

Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin’s aims in Syria through a domestic lens

Crisis in the Eurozone

July 23, 2013
Wouter De Broeck: Creditors breathe a sigh a relief and ordinary people pay big price over deal, while no political party is seen as credible before discontent voters