Published Articles

Families today are making more money than families did thirty or forty years ago for two basic reasons. All the while, in per-hour terms, they’re actually making less. READ MORE

July 18, 2012

Expect life expectancy in Greece and other austerity-hit countries to drop in coming years. Suicides are only the first symptom of austerity syndrome. The worst is yet to come. READ MORE

July 17, 2012

If the deficit disappears, our economic nightmare might finally come to an end. READ MORE

July 16, 2012

For far more people than anyone realizes, austerity means death. If it is not the dramatic public suicide of today’s political protester, it will be the ten years too early death of tomorrow’s diabetic heart patient. READ MORE

July 15, 2012

As the world struggles with economic challenges, governments everywhere are cutting back on services and seeking new forms of revenue. One of the most talked about new ideas for raising revenue is the financial transactions tax (FTT). READ MORE

July 10, 2012

Real national income has grown in every quarter since July 2009. The problem isn’t a lack of growth. The problem is where that growth is going. READ MORE

July 10, 2012

America has finally started talking about a financial transactions tax on Wall Street. But in the post- Citizens United era of unlimited corporate campaign spending, expect corporate dollars to trump the public good. READ MORE

July 3, 2012

For roughly 300 million Americans, our new century has brought only income stagnation. But for 30,000 very wealthy Americans, the century has brought consistently rising incomes beyond the dreams of previous generations. READ MORE

June 28, 2012