Published Articles

In the real economy – the place where the 99% live and work – it’s hard to take Mitt Romney’s plan seriously; but let’s try to make sense of it anyway, unhindered by logic, arithmetic or the laws of time, space and gravity. READ MORE

September 28, 2012

When it comes to money, it’s best not to trust the advice of people who have a vested interest. READ MORE

September 17, 2012

Chicago teachers’ wages are the focus of a major political battle – not because their salaries are out of line in a legitimate comparison – but because people are playing politics with teachers’ pay. READ MORE

September 17, 2012

A new report from a United Nations group details how low inequality promotes economic growth — and blasts away at a status quo where the most profitable firms end up to be those that most ruthlessly drive down wages. READ MORE

September 13, 2012

As state anti-poverty programs around the country confront severe budget cuts, today’s report indicates income inequality has reached an all-time high. READ MORE

September 12, 2012

If America could eliminate most serious poverty in the United States in the 1960s, surely we could do the same today. READ MORE

September 10, 2012

According to the polls, the November presidential election is a dead heat. So much for the amateurs. What do the professionals think? READ MORE

September 6, 2012

We can climb down the fiscal cliff in three steps: let the “temporary” Bush tax cuts for the rich expire on January 1, let military spending fall as the war in Afghanistan winds down, and wait for the economy to improve. READ MORE

August 27, 2012