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Category: Economy


The Ryan Budget: Know Your Enemy

by Lou Dubose | Dec 29, 2015 | Economy, Politics, The Interval

Photo: Jory Heckman Hey yo, so check this out! Yeah! Know your enemy! –Rage Against the Machine   Before he was Speaker, before he grew the Hugh Jackman beard, before we knew he was a Rage Against the Machine fan and that his playlist “starts with AC/DC and ends with Zeppelin,” Paul Ryan was a […]

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Slow Burn: Bernie Sanders Ignites a Populist Movement

by Rick Perlstein | Oct 8, 2015 | Economy, Politics

Art: Edel Rodriguez Nate Silver has the Bernie Sanders campaign figured out. Ignore what happens in Iowa and New Hampshire, the “data-driven” prognostication wizard wrote back in July, when Sanders was polling a healthy 30 percent to Clinton’s 46 percent in both contests. That’s only, Silver says, because “Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa and Democratic primary voters in […]

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How Redlining Led to Rioting

by Richard Rothstein | Jun 15, 2015 | Economy, Politics

  A pattern has emerged—in Oakland, New York, Cleveland, Baltimore, the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, and beyond. Police claiming to feel threatened kill unarmed black men. Protests follow, sometimes including violence. The Department of Justice finds a pattern and practice of racially-biased policing. The city agrees to train officers not to use excessive force, […]

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President Barack Obama

Why ‘Free Trade’ Treaties Destroy Jobs

by Robert E. Scott | Jun 1, 2015 | Economy, Politics

  Recently, the president claimed that critics who say that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “is bad for working families … don’t know what they are talking about.” Skeptics would respond, “Show me the money. Show me the jobs and wages you’re going to generate for working Americans. Explain how the TPP is going to be […]

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One Nation Divided by Wealth

by David Cay Johnston | Dec 1, 2014 | Economy

  Government policy is the wedge dividing the very richest from everyone else in America. The gap between the have-mores and have-nots will narrow and widen now and then as the economy contracts and expands, but over the long run, this chasm will become ever wider unless we change current government rules. As Eric Schneiderman, […]

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