Opinion

What do trade deals have to do with the Occupy movement?

What do these two seemingly different events - the recent China trade deal and the Occupy movement - have in common?

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Do plutocrats need to worry about potholes?

The newest Audi ads note the country is really falling apart. "The roads are underfunded by $450 billion," says Audi. "With the right car, you may never notice." Subtle? No. Powerful?

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Capitalism and unemployment

Mass unemployment has been a feature of capitalism since it emerged as the dominant social system in 17th century England and spread throughout the world.

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The power of the 99%

A new social movement is rising up in our country out of years of outrage, heartbreak, pain and anger at trying to make ends meet while CEOs and billionaires whistle all the way to the bank.

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Wall Street occupation: And the walls will come tumbling down

Handmade signs were visible everywhere: in fact the majority of the signs were original works. Several independent press agencies were present, along with most major networks.

It’s a no-brainer: jobs not austerity

The Great Recession of 2008 is looking more like the Great Depression of the 1930s. The economic crisis of U.S. (and world) capitalism is entering its fourth year.

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European workers have nothing but chains to lose

Shying away from political union now means the collapse of the Euro, the common market and the growth and economies of scale it promises.

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President Obama's jobs plan in context

Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.

President Obama's Jobs Plan - an economic analysis

The president introduced his job plan in a speech to Congress Sept. 8, and introduced the American Jobs Act a few days later.

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Six crucial tasks for the left and progressive community

What will it take to save the core components of our social compact? The same thing that it took to win them. Here are six essential ingredients.

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