Published Articles

Historically, austerity has always hit hardest on those who have the most to lose: the rich and powerful. Today’s austerity has reversed that historic pattern — and widened the gap between society’s most financially fortunate and everyone else. READ MORE

May 21, 2012

America’s corporations are doing better than ever. Corporate profits are at all-time record highs. Corporate taxes are at record lows. So, why are the top 1 percent so angry? READ MORE

May 16, 2012

Europe’s big banks and vulture hedge funds should pay the price for austerity, not government workers and the poor. READ MORE

May 15, 2012

Europeans must decide whether their societies are to be governed by the people, for the people or by the market, for the market. READ MORE

May 8, 2012

If only the three big forces of American politics would faithfully serve their constituents, the 2012 election could be about real choice. Instead we have Mitt Romney versus Barack Obama. READ MORE

April 23, 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown proposes to cut $946 million in state support for struggling poor families. That’s obviously heartless, but it is even financially sensible? READ MORE

April 16, 2012

Economists will give you all sorts of answers based on technical factors, but in the end it all comes down to one word: inequality. READ MORE

April 11, 2012

It’s not popular today to stand up for the poor, the homeless, the addicted, or the imprisoned. But progress means progress for everyone. There’s no such thing as progress for a few. READ MORE

April 4, 2012