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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

Congress could put 300,000 people back to work this month if it acted immediately to provide direct support for local school districts. READ MORE

August 21, 2012

Press accounts about ‘lower than previously believed’ corporate earnings have painted a misleading picture. Corporate profits remain at high levels. And taxes on these corporate profits are running lower than ever. READ MORE

August 20, 2012

If two words can capture the extraordinary redistribution of wealth from workers to the wealthy over the past forty years, the flagrant shamelessness of contemporary conspicuous consumption, the privatization of what used to be public privileges and the wanton destruction of our atmosphere that is rapidly leading toward the extinction of nearly all non-human life on earth, all covered in a hypocritical pretense of pious environmental virtue … those two words are Virgin Galactic. READ MORE

August 14, 2012

There have been two recessions: a White Recession and a Black Recession. The White Recession was sharp and painful, but soon over. The Black Recession has now dragged on for four years, if not forty. READ MORE

August 7, 2012

The economy is growing. The money is there. It’s our democratic choice: corporate profits or public schools. READ MORE

August 1, 2012

People shouldn’t be fooled by an attractive-sounding slogan. Free knowledge is not free; it’s knowledge paid for by those who want you to have it. It’s only free to consume, not to produce. READ MORE

July 27, 2012

Can you imagine Americans of 1968 settling for a minimum wage standard of living that had been set based on 1924 standards? What about 1880 standards? At some point we should expect low-wage workers to start living better than they used to. READ MORE

July 24, 2012