The Economy

Though economics is a dry subject, there is a very real human cost to getting economic policy wrong. Sondra Miller points this out in The Price of Economic Ignorance.  

One of the greatest economic failures in history was a gamble not justified by any economics text. The references here show that - though they claim to be different - both parties in the United States have been following the same disastrous policies.

The gamble was that it would somehow improve the U.S. economy to

-embrace NAFTA type agreements including the disastrous and worst of the NAFTA like agreements: the Trans Pacific Partnership.
-lower taxes for the rich and corporations to an unprecedented level and
-rid ourselves of the regulations established in the 1930s to prevent another great depression

It did not work. Indeed, it was a massive failure that resulted in the greatest world wide collapse since the great depression. The spending spree - which did not count the wars - combined with the severe cut in revenue resulted in a government which had less money to build infrastructure, maintain a safety net, and take other actions to stimulate the economy so it would be robust enough to support a living wage. Part of the problem is corruption. Part of the problem is basic economic theory is wrong. See below "Theory is Bad" in this article. Another problem is that government figures are wildly misleading. See Shadow Government Statistics

The reason I have so many references is to show this is a steadily increasing trend I continuously update. It is not a vanishing blip on the radar. Failure to deal with this trend will have disastrous consequences for the future. Documentation is with both an extensive and expanding list of references below and the article Economic Graphs and Videos.




Rather than be a force for stability and growth, banks have become a huge drain on the economy to enrich people and corporations. Clinton's repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999 was a huge blow to bank accountability. Democratic propaganda notwithstanding, nothing is in place that remotely resembles Glass-Steagall in protecting the public from banks. Iceland and other countries have proved that holding banks and other large financial institutions accountable leads to greater prosperity, not less. "Too big to fail" and "Too big to prosecute" are recipes for disaster. Public banks offer a real alternative. See Public Banking Institute and references 9, 15, 16, 17, 31, 50, 53, 78, 86, 87, 89, 101, 104, 106, 108, 111, 112, 114, 126, 127, 130, 133, 138, 172, 185, 243, 254, 263, 264, 287, 323, 380, 393, 404, 411, 440, 446, 468, 528, 550, 565, 566, 570, 620, 624, 628, 639, 809, 835-841, 884, 893-906, 945, 960, 972-983, 1028-1032, 1053-1071, 1141-1171, 1314, 1326-1330, 1371-1380, 1412, 1415, 1419-1421, 1444, 1446, 1481, 1506, 1508-1514, 1544-1546, 1548, 1551, 1552.

2-Democrats are not the answer.

Both major parties follow the same policies. (The Republicans certainly are not the answer either. See Beware the Trump Administration) The Democrats have better rhetoric, but their actions are largely the same as their republican colleagues.

Nobody’s feet are going to be held to the fire is an excellent article which takes a hard deep look at basic economic assumptions, war, and the Democratic Party by Jeff Roby, a Florida activist.


-Caving in on tax breaks for the rich set to automatically expire. The Bush tax cuts for the rich cost us 800 billion dollars over ten years. Defeating the Buffet tax for millionaires cost us 50 billion dollars over 10 years. Obama and the democrats are completely responsible for both. They actively saved the Bush tax cuts which would have automatically expired and did not even try for the Buffet Tax which was defeated by the democratic senate. See reference 66. Obama and the democrats had almost a 40 vote lead in the HOR and 59 senators. Their abdication guaranteed the republicans victory in 2012. It was a neat trick to simultaneously help bankrupt social security, give the rich and corporations tax advantages they did not have through most of the 20th century, and cut our income for infrastructure which guarantees further economic decline.

-In appointing his social security “cat food” commission he did not even use reputable conservative groups such as the Citizens Against Government Waste and the Concord Coalition, but instead appointed radicals who said their purpose was to destroy social security. President Obama's Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform ("Catfood Commission") proposed slashing Social Security by using the Chained-CPI as an index (effectively reducing benefits) and raising the age for SS eligibility (which for many low-income people means "work till you die"). He then made it a self-fulfilling prophesy by temporarily eliminating social security taxes. Social Security would be viable forever if rich people had to pay the same rate as poor and middle class people. Instead, there are no social security taxes after 110,000 dollars a year.

-The HAMP could be used to help home owners, but Obama decided not to use it fully.

-Clinton enabled NAFTA, the 1996 Telecommunications Act, Welfare Reform and the repeal of Glass-Steagall.

-About 45% of the stimulus was tax cuts. If there is one thing we know for sure economically from our 2000-2010 experience, it is tax cuts for the rich do not help the economy.

-Continues to be unresponsive as worker’s share of national income reaches a record low.

-Look who President Obama appointed as his economic advisers. Summers was responsible for dismantling the Glass-Steagall regulations that had acted as a firebreak against banks looting the country since the Great Depression. Geithner had performed no financial over site in the Bush administration (He said he never saw anything wrong) and was a major architect under Bush of the financial bailout that passed trillions of dollars to his former banking partners. Bernanke as Bush's Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers could have slowed the asset bubble while it was still possible, but did not. (5)(6)(7)(8) The above advisers had the government buy trillions of dollars of toxic sludge with taxpayer money, then loaned banks money at zero percent interest so they can loan it back to the government at three percent and to payday borrowers at hundreds of percent. (5)(9).

-Obama’s “health care reform” requires 32 million Americans to buy insurance with no cost controls. Insurance stock prices doubled as soon as the reform bill was enacted. (5)

When you add the cost of expanding militarism then you will see we are in a bad position to compete with other countries. See  Continuous Wars. See also The Democratic Party is the More Effective of Two Evils

By enthusiastically going along with republicans and adopting their disproved tax theories democrats have helped bankrupt the United States and decreased its ability to build an infrastructure and compete. See  references 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 54, 57, 63, 92, 94, 99, 695, 709, 715, 731, 732, 753-755, 757, 761, 789. 790, 791, 792, 793, 794, 798, 799, 807-812, 817, 842-845, 897, 905-914, 933, 961-964, 984-990, 1026-1027, 1033, 1036, 1072-1082, 1097, 1144, 1148, 1166, 1170-1186, 1353, 1371, 1376, 1377, 1417, 1419, 1460.  


3-Employment - Real Percentage, Increasing Temps, and Disappearing Retirement

The current figures for unemployment are deceptive. They measure neither:
-the people who have given up on looking because the jobs are simply not there
-nor the "under-employed" which consist of people who are work part time and want full time
-nor people at a job which does not take advantage of their training or capabilities.
Even so, the unemployment rate remains higher than it was in the depths of all but one of the postwar recessions. See references 3, 30, 163, 219, 475, 540, 545, 552, 605 - 608, 676 - 680, 726-730, 758-761, 814-820, 846-847, 915, 991-995, 1034-1035, 1085 - 1086, 1190-1193, 1423-1425, 1480, 1515, 1516.

To make matters even worse, there has been a huge transition from jobs with benefits - such as retirement and health insurance - to part time jobs without benefits. See references 499, 500, 501, 732, 748, 758, 818, 819, 820, 863, 931, 994, 1533, 1534.

Perhaps most worrisome is the destruction of retirement and pension systems for the benefit of the wealthy. Cities (Detroit) and companies (Delta Airlines) can escape retirement obligations and promises through bankruptcy which leaves workers destitute. Contrast that with students owing huge debts who cannot get jobs in their fields and cannot declare bankruptcy. Unlike government and corporations, they cannot obtain help through bankruptcy. Matt Taibbi in reference 495 pointed out the following.

"The supposed impending collapse of Social Security, which actually should be running a surplus of trillions of dollars, is now repeated as a simple truth. But Social Security wouldn't be "collapsing" at all had not three decades of presidents continually burgled the cash in the Social Security trust fund to pay for tax cuts, wars and God knows what else. Same with the alleged insolvencies of state pension programs. The money may not be there, but that's not because the program is unsustainable: It's because bankers and politicians stole the money."

See references 57, 85, 104, 105, 183, 186, 285, 371, 460, 492 - 498, 533 - 535, 547, 571 - 585, 640-654, 714-720, 748, 784-786, 792, 796, 797, 798, 799, 800, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 824, 825, 826, 870-883, 929, 971, 1021, 1044-1047, 1082, 1113-1118, 1230-1234, 1452, 1453, 1495, 1529-1532, 1543.


We are now faced with a growing inequality and  less protection than we had in 1999 when we repealed Glass-Stiegal. (thanks to both democrats and republicans)  The growing inequality is reaching alarming level and will have serious consequences. See Economic Graphs and Videos and the below references on this article: 40, 629 - 633, 664, 701-708, 731, 734-736, 753, 762-779, 795, 815, 821, 822, 842, 848-860, 898, 907, 918-924, 965-970, 997-1016, 1037-1040, 1079, 1088-1107, 1194-1222, 1264-1265, 1289, 1291, 1301, 1308, 1311, 1315, 1320, 1325, 1326, 1339, 1349-1352, 1354-1368, 1411, 1418, 1426-1432, 1449-1451, 1455, 1461-1465, 1473, 1476, 1482-1494, 1505, 1517-1528, 1542, 1547, 1549, 1550.

5-Social Security and Medicare

One serious threat to our economic security is the threat to social security and medicare. Despite contrary rhetoric from the Democratic Party, the most threatening danger is from the democrats. This danger consists of the Bowles Simpson Commission - which included false economic choices and recommended raising of the retirement age - and the Chained CPI plan. There is no need for any of this to "save" social security. Taxing the rich fully for social security at the same rate as the poor and limiting social security funds to use just for those intended would fully fund social security for the future. Medicare for all would be cheaper, get better results, and cover more people. See Health Care and references 57, 182, 196, 224, 231, 244, 300, 301, 305, 327, 342, 361, 377, 382, 394, 406, 409, 410, 419, 533 - 535, 547, 554, 568, 586, 637, 654, 657 - 659, 721, 794, 929, 957, 1119, 1178, 1235.

6-Taxes,  Privatization vs. Commons,  and  Infrastructure

It is a simple matter of taxing enough to run the government as we did throughout the 20th century, spurring the economy with infrastructure and research making a living wage possible, and taking care of our citizens. Taxes are the price we pay for civilization. We did this throughout the 20th century. China, Rome, and Greece did it centuries before the birth of Christ. It was only in 2001 that we decided to go down a different path by drastically lowering government revenue.

Infrastructure (such as the internet, transportation and education) is a necessary prerequisite for a healthy economy. Giving up the "commons" or public property is not something that is easily regained. One result of inadequate revenue through giving undeserved and unprecedented tax breaks for the rich and corporations is a deteriorating infrastructure. Privatization of public tasks has repeatedly proved to be unreliable and more expensive. Corporations typically strip all the profit out of public property without spending to maintain it.  The cost of privatizing and abandoning an already deteriorating infrastructure and selling the commons will be great. It will take decades to repair. See Our Crumbling Infrastructure, Education, and references 113, 118, 205, 339, 424, 441, 456, 474, 476, 477, 478, 480, 481 - 491, 515 - 519, 561, 562, 710-712, 722, 737-747, 749, 781-783, 811, 823, 842, 846, 861-862, 864-870, 923, 925-928, 950-951, 1017-1020, 1042-1043, 1048, 1103, 1105, 1107, 1109-1112, 1120-1122, 1187-1189, 1223-1229, 1282, 1369, 1370, 1441.

7-Theory is Bad. Wrong economic theory starts it all.

Economic theory has a reputation for being deadly boring. It is one of the most dreaded courses in college. One unfortunate consequence is we take economic assumptions as truths despite contrary evidence. This unfortunate tendency is reinforced by MBAs who are trained on inaccurate theories, assumptions, and economic measuring tools. We are taking biased information based upon misleading government measurements then acting on wrong theories which is leading to an ever worsening economy.  The only place I know where they are taking a new evidence based look at economic theory is Evonomics/ The Next Evolution of Economics.  That is also the source of many of our references and where we got the illustration at the top of this article. For a humorous new look at economics see Dr. Yoram Bauman. For more on economic theory see below references 1129-1139, 1160-1164, 1189, 1212-1216, 1236-1313, 1324,  1330-1347, 1352, 1381-1407, 1410-1416, 1434-1440, 1442, 1447-1448, 1454-1459, 1467, 1468-1472, 1474, 1475, 1477-1479, 1496-1503, 1506, 1535-1541. 1553.

8-Trade Agreements Both Formal and Secret

Since shortly after the 2010 elections, Obama took it as his first priority to leave the country and agree to NAFTA-type like agreements with India and South Korea. He has since publicly backed NAFTA agreements for South Korea, Columbia, and Panama. His "Jobs Bill" not only eliminates legal protection for unemployed students with giant student loans to pay back, it has as its price the acceptance of three NAFTA agreements. Congress rejected his "Jobs Bill" while still approving the NAFTA agreements. There is also an effort to approve a US-EU trade deal. Is it not pretty obvious by now that these type of agreements with countries that have no protections for their workers or the environment are disastrous for the United States? We are done in economically - once again - by democrats following lockstep in with republicans. While it is good that Trump stopped the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership, that still leaves the unspoken but real agreements that drain wealth from the poor and middle class. Off shore storing of wealth is only one aspect of this unfair system designed to further enrich the 1%.  See  Corporate Overreach.   See also references 1, 27, 28, 45, 133, 162, 171, 175, 180, 230, 265, 280, 320, 354, 362, 389, 398 - 401, 451 - 453, 463, 464, 476, 477, 478, 541 - 544, 594 - 604, 671-675, 725, 751, 752, 787-788, 812, 830, 831, 845, 886-892, 911-914, 932-957, 1022-1025, 1048-1052, 1074, 1123-1128, 1183-1185, 1316-1322, 1348, 1413, 1466, 1504, 1507.


Unfortunately, Obama and the Democrats first and then Trump and the Republicans and now Biden have decided to pursue and extend Bush policies.  NAFTA type agreements such as the TPP, a flat minimum wage, a failing infrastructure, continued lack of investment in education and research compared to the 1950s, following the Bowles-Simpson and Chained CPI recommendations, and continued pretending by both parties that the recession is over and the only problem facing our country is the deficit can only insure our continuing downward spiral. Nothing will change unless we stop relying on the two traditional parties for fundamental change. It is time to accept the fact that both Democrats and Republicans are together changing our country into a backward superstitious third world country.

For more documentation see the many references below and Economic Graphs and Videos.

See also Corporate Overreach.

1-Why harm our economy with bad trade agreements?
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3- Fareed Zakaria, “The Post-American World Release 2.0,” (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2011), 227.
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5-Obama Was Used, And Is Now Used Up
6-Obama’s Far-Right Fed Nominee Engineered Bush Policies that Wrecked the Economy
7-Tomgram: David Bromwich, George W. Obama?
8-Symptoms of the Bush-Obama presidency.
9-Fed secretly loaned $1.2 trillion in public money to Wall St. firms
10-White House Pressuring Schneiderman to Drop Objections to Foreclosure Fraud Whitewash
11-Obama Pushes New York to Settle Cheap with Banks
12-The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth -- What's It Going to Take to Get It Back?
13-Kleptocrats Are A Cancer
14-Bush 2.0: 100 Ways Barack Obama Is Just Like George W. Bush
15-Obama's Deal for the Bankers: Amnesty for the Indefensible
16-Matt Taibbi Exposes How Securities and Exchange Commission Shredded Thousands of Investigations
17-Obama Goes All Out For Dirty Banker Deal
18-Obama to Attorneys General on Mortgage Fraud: Don’t Do Your Job
19-AFL-CIO president: Obama is aligned with tea party, not fixing jobs
20-Obama Unconcerned about Jobs
21-Giving Up the Argument: The Payroll Tax Cut Chase
22-Third World America: One Year Later
23-Either We Make Stuff — Or We Go Out Of Business
24-Workers' Share of Income Continues to Shrink
25-What Hurricane Irene Can Teach Us About the Jobs Crisis
26-On Jobs: Tell It Like It Is
27-President Obama, Enact a Jobs Program Based on Real Trade Reform
28-Labor Day Showdown: Can Advocates Stop ‘NAFTA of the Pacific’?
29-Labor unions adjust to new reality under Obama
30-Chart of the Day: The Real Employment Picture
31-SEC Attorney Darcy Flynn Blows Whistle on Wall Street-Washington Incest….MUST READ…
32-7 Charts
33-On the Inadequacy of the Stimulus
34-Banks Blow Off, Doom Foreclosure Fraud Settlement With AGs
35-Forfeiture Gate
36-Is Washington Out of Gas?
37-Patent Reform Bill Signed Into Law After Years Of Debate
38-Obama allows China to break WTO trade rules, steal GM trade secrets and jobs
39-A reason to vote for Obama – a can’t pass election year “millionaires tax”?
40-Middle Class Death Watch -- 33 Frightening Economic Developments
41-Economic News and Opinion
42-Economic News
43-Both Barrels from the New Aristocracy
44-The Real Job Killer: Missed Opportunity
45-Occupy Wall Street Movement: Obama Poised to Send ‘Free Trade’ Bills to Congress TODAY
46-Major WSJ article on China decimating U.S. economy
47-Why OccupyWallStreet Doesn't Support Obama
48-The American Majority were officially sold out today
49-Analysis of the Trade Agreement Sell Out of the Majority
50-Iceland’s On-Going Revolution
51-U.S. rating likely to be downgraded again: Merrill
52-Report: Rich-poor gap growing
53-Did You Hear the One About the Bankers?
54-Obama Carries Wall Street’s Water to Cannes
55-Oligarchy, American Style
56-Protest Planet: How a Neoliberal Shell Game Created an Age of Activism
57-Obama and Democrats Propose 350 Billion Dollar Medicare Cuts and 50 Billion Dollar Medicaid Cuts before Negotiations Even Start
58-Why the Economy Cannot Heal Itself
59-The One Sentence Solution to Job Creation and Economic Stimulus
60-Standard & Poor’s shoots France in the head, then says it’s sorry
61-Historical US Income Inequality – Visualized
63-Obama Prosecuting Fewer Financial Crimes Than Under Reagan or Either Bush

64-Middle-class Neighborhoods Squeezed Out, Income Gap Rises
65-Federal Prosecution Of Financial Fraud Is At A 20-Year Low
66-Doing Nothing Would Reduce Deficits 7.1 Trillion Over Ten Years
67-The Collapse Of Our Corrupt, Predatory, Pathological Financial System Is Necessary And Positive
68-De-Fault Is Ours
69-Attack on the Middle Class
70-Secret Fed Loans Gave Banks $13 Billion
71-The Fed did a bad bad thing…
72-OECD: Tax and Spending Policy Can Push Against Rising Inequality
73-Europeans and Americans Should Look to Argentina for Economic Solutions
74-SEC Wins Emergency Stop In Citigroup Fraud Case
75-Behind federal government's lies: Real economic numbers prove US in Great Depression
76-Credit Card Rates Rise to 4-Year High
77-Why do firms lobby? A 22,000 percent Return
78-Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not
79-More on the Celebration Over December’s Job Report
80-The Triggers of Economic Inequality
81-Obama’s Faux Populism Sounds Like Bill Clinton
82-Did Bankruptcy Reform Increase Mortgage Defaults?
83-Why All the Robo-Signing? Shining a Light on the Shadow Banking System
84-16 TRILLION Reasons Why Everyone In Washington, Including The President, Should Be Heading To Prison
85-Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers
86-The 50 State Bankster Pardon Screws the Public Twice Over
87-The Banks have Won, Homeowners are Re-Victimized
88-Economic Recovery? What Recovery?
89-Another Day Another Sweetheart Deal for Big Banks
90-The Real Estate Forfeiture Settlement Is A Mirage
91-Kicking Underdogs When They’re Down
92-Obama’s tax reform/loophole closing does neither as lower Corporate taxes added to no Clinton tax rate return
93-Screwed Unemployed Workers and Rising Concentrated Poverty
94-Why is President Obama Proposing to Reduce the Corporate Tax Rate by 20%?
95-The Triggers of Economic Inequality
96-Austerity Recovery, Continued
97-The 1% collects 93% of the 'recovery'
98-When Will the “Recovery” Start to Benefit the Other 99%?
99-Obama Unemployment Solution of Just Getting More Skills/Education is Just Another Obama Lie
100-Remember in November!
101-Icelandic Anger Brings Debt Forgiveness in Best Recovery Story
102-No Jobs for Americans
103-Obama’s Home Refi – Why You Can’t Get It
104-Bernanke Flatly Refuse to Say Which Banks Took Trillions in Taxpayer Loans
105-Broken Promises: Pensions All Over America Are Being Savagely Cut Or Are Vanishing Completely
106-New York Times: The Banks Win, Again
107-Progressives Need to Know
108-JOBS Act: The Dumbest "Bipartisan" Move Since Repealing Glass-Steagall
109-Could Connecticut Be the First to Get Serious About Shareholders Rights Post-Citizens United?
110-Loopholes for Sale
111-Big Banks Continue to Suck at the Government Teat With Never-Ending Stealth Bailouts
112-The Servicing Settlement: Banks 1, Public 0
113-The Rich Will Pay the Lowest Taxes since the Hoover Administration over 80 Years Ago
114-When Bankers Rule the World
115-Floodgates by Paul Krugman
116-Screw Your Analysis to the Sticky Point by Paul Krugman
117-Obama Positions Himself as the One True Centrist in Fiscal Policy Speech
118-American Corporations Pay the Lowest Taxes in the Entire Developed World!
119-Jobs numbers won't return "The Stolen Decades"
120-Missouri Becomes Second State To Divert Foreclosure Funds Away From Homeowners To Balance Its Budget
121-Why Obama's JOBS Act Couldn't Suck Worse
122-For the Great Recession, a Third Jobs Relapse?
123-The Rich Are Different from You and Me – They Pay Lower Taxes
124-No Separating Obama From the JOBS Act
125-A Reply to the President About Real Choices
126-The President Of Iceland Tells Us How He Had The Balls To Stand Up To Britain
127-Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Caves on Credit Card Fees
128-Birthing Justice: Rewriting the Rules of the Global Economy — Creating Economics That Improve People’s Lives
129-Dumping Capitalism
130-Iceland Solves Banking Crisis by Indicting CEOs, Forcing Mortgage Relief
131-Yes, Virginia, This Is Obama's JOBS Act
132-The Boss Man Cometh: Through State Tax Breaks, Employers Pilfer Workers’ Earnings
133-NAFTA and Free Trade Do Not Belong in the Same Sentence
134-Obama Launches an Attack on the United States Postal Service; Will the Republicans get the Blame?
135-Taxing the Rich is Good for the Economy
136-Creating a Prison-Corporate Complex
137-Investors Want Disclosure of Corporate Political Contributions and Lobbying Expenditures
138-Hope And Cave: SEC and CFTC Fold on Regulating “Financial Weapons Of Mass Destruction”
139-The Insanity Isn’t the Deficit Spending; It’s Claiming That the Government’s Budget Is Like a Household Budget!
140-Funding a National Single-Payer System
141-Corporate Political Donations: Investment or Agency?
142-Inequality and Infrastructure
143-Bringing About an Economy that Benefits Society
144-Finance In Denial
145-Obama Isn’t Solving the Student Debt Crisis
146-Pelosi/Banks/Obama Again Endorse Simpson-Bowles To Avoid Clinton Rates Returning
147-CEOs Get Served by Shareholders Sick of Political Spending
148-A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age?
149-The Secret of Our Non-success
150-Krugman: 1% Have “Warped Our Political System” and What It Means
151-A History of the World, BRIC by BRIC
Neoliberal Dragons, Eurasian Wet Dreams, and Robocop Fantasies

152-The Energy Wars Heat Up
Six Recent Clashes and Conflicts on a Planet Heading Into Energy Overdrive

153-The New Wall Street Racket Looting Your City, One Block at a Time-New schemes Hold the Public Hostage to Private Finance
154-How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform
155-Preying on the Poor
How Government and Corporations Use the Poor as Piggy Banks

156-Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors' Prisons
157-Income Inequality & Educational ‘Performance’
158-Welcome to the 2012 Hunger Games
Sending Debt Peonage, Poverty, and Freaky Weather Into the Arena

159-War Pay
The Nearly $1 Trillion National Security Budget

160-The State of Debt - Putting an End to 30 Years of Crisis
161-Tara Lohan: There Is a Way! Beyond the Big, Bad Corporation
162-Trans-Pacific Partnership: Key Senate Democrat Joins Bipartisan Trade Revolt Against Obama
163-For the First Time Ever Most Unemployed Americans Attended College
164-States, Federal Government Reduce Length of Jobless Benefits
165-Three Years After Taxpayer Bailout, Bank of America Ships Jobs Overseas
166-Neo-liberalism, De-capitalization/De-industrialization, and the Res Publica
167-As Unions Decline, Inequality Rises
168-How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the "1 Percent"
169-RIP Middle Class: Americans’ Wealth Plummeted 40% from 2007 to 2010
170-Guess Who’s Emerging From the Crisis?
171-After Two Years of Closed-Door Negotiations, Trans-Pacific Partnership Text Replicates Alarming Bush Trade Pact Terms That Obama Opposed as Candidate, and Worse
172-Global Elites Thrown Out Of Iceland: Iceland Dismantles Corrupt Gov’t Then Arrests All Rothschild Bankers
173-Top 1% Share of Total Pre-Tax Income 1913-2007
174-Guess What Percentage Of American Children Are Living In Poverty
175-Backdoor Talks on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Aim to Globalize Corporatocracy
176-The Mauritius Miracle by Nobel Peace Prize in Economics Winner Joseph Stiglitz
177-Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low
178-Wealth is Being Transferred From Us to Them
179-Is America In A Depression?
180-NAFTA on Steroids
181-Joseph Stiglitz: Man Who Ran World Bank Calls for Bankers to Face the Music
182-Ben Bernanke Is Bankrupting The Social Security Trust Fund
183-New Law Gives US Companies a Break on Pensions
184-The Great Capitalist Heist: How Paris Hilton’s Dogs Ended Up Better Off Than You
185-Banksters Take Us to the Brink
186-How Pensions Violate Free Speech
187-Four Spending Myths That Could Wreck Our World
188-Obama Campaign Struggles to Find Voters Hit by Foreclosures
189-The National Security Complex and You
190-Chris Hedges: America’s Devastated ‘Sacrifice Zones’ are the Future For All of Us
191-US Poverty on Track to Rise to Highest Since 1960s
192-Stunning Data on Maldistribution of Wealth in U.S.
193-Federal Reserve Returns to Same Old Failed Solutions to Economic Problems
194-Geithner Raked Over the Coals in House Committee About Libor
195-Wall Street Is Too Big to Regulate
196-Say Goodbye to Social Security: The Romney/Obama Diversion
197-We Told You So
198-After Announcing Record Earnings, Disney CEO Claims Corporate Taxes Are Hurting U.S. Companies
199-The Death of the Liberal Bargain
200-Unemployment and the Spin Cycle
201-Is the World Too Big to Fail? The Contours of Global Order
202-Sunlight for Shareholders: Accountability for Corporate Political Spending
203-The Price of Offshore Revisited: New Estimates for "Missing" Global Private Wealth, Income, Inequality, and Lost Taxes
204-A Twenty-First Century American Sacrifice Zone
205-5 Ways Privatization Is Ruining America
206-Chris Hedges About Why Revolt Is All We Have Left
207-From Citizens United to Super PACs: A Campaign Finance Reading Guide
208-The Mauritius Miracle
209-The Price of Inequality
210-Taxes and the Rich: Looking at All the Taxes
211-Laid-Off US Workers Are Taking Huge Pay Cuts At Their New Jobs
212-Growth of Income Inequality Is Worse Under Obama than Bush
213-America’s Descent into Poverty
214-What the Economic Crisis Really Means (animation)
215-Cost of the Afghan War
216-Wall Street’s War Against the Cities: Why Bondholders Can’t – and Shouldn’t – be Paid
217-What Obama Wants
218-Student Loan Debt Crisis Continues to Escalate
219-Real Unemployment at 23% – Dampening the Excitement
220-CNN Fact Check: About Those 4.5 Million Jobs ...
221-America the Beautiful: A Fire Sale for Foreign Corporations
222-Why Can't Obama Bring Wall Street to Justice?
223-Spinning Bad Financial News Into Good
224-President Obama Calls for Cutting Social Security by 3 Percent, Raising Normal Retirement Age in Acceptance Speech
225-Moody’s Follows Other Rating Agencies Into Incoherence About Fiscal Cliff
226-Bold Civil Disobedience Actions Blockade Entrance to Site of TPP Negotiations in VA
227-U.S. Poverty: Census Finds 46.2 Million Impoverished As Median Income Drops
228-Numbers, Analysis Show 30 Years of Failed US Economic Policy:
Census Numbers Show Persistent Poverty, Falling Wages, and Rising Inequality

229-The Stakeholder Strategy
230-Dueling Free Trade Agreements
231-Does President Obama Want to Cut Social Security by 3 Percent?
232-StrikeDebt: Occupy Morphs into Debt Resistance Movement
233-Feast of Fools: How American Democracy Became the Property of a Commercial Oligarchy
234-£13 Trillion Pounds (21 Trillion Dollars)Hoard Hidden from Taxman by Global Elite
235-US Census Figures Show More than One in Five Children are Living in Poverty - 2011 data also show decline in household income for second year as presidential candidates debate economic recovery.
236-65 Years of Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Created Record 'Inequality' Not 'Prosperity,' says Report
237-Graph of Food Shortages and Riots
238-Ten Key Charts About Inequality
239-The Purchasing Power of the Dollar Over the Past 76 years has Declined by 94%
240-Unions and Shared Prosperity
241-The Economy: Popular Perception vs. Reality
242-US Corporations Are Taxed Less Than Their Foreign Rivals
243-Iceland’s Economy Now Growing Faster than the U.S. and EU after Arresting Corrupt Bankers
244-Bowles-Simpson Social Security Proposal Not a Good Starting Point for Reforms: Relies Far Too Much on Benefit Cuts, Makes Other Problematic Changes
245-Pilfering Your Paycheck
246-1953 and 2011 Economic Comparison
247-Obama on Wrong Side in Shell Oil Human Rights Case
248-Between 2008 and 2010 30 Big Corporations Spent More Lobbying Washington than They Paid in Taxes
249-LIBOR-gate Comes To Crude: Total Exposes Price Fixing In The Energy Market
250-Georgia Foreclosure Fraud Story Emblematic of Lack of Accountability, Crushing Consequences
251-Climate Change is Already Damaging Global Economy
252-Low Wages and High Unemployment are Paralyzing the Global Economy
253-The Self-Destruction of the 1 Percent
254-How Green Banks Can Transform Our Energy System
255-Fed Under Fire
256-The Greener the Economy, the Greater the Economy
257-Plutocrats: Then & Now
258-Plutocrats Want to Own Your Vote
259-Neil Barofsky’s Disappointment with Vikram Pandit and President Obama
260-Shining Light on Corporate Political Spending
261-10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America
262-Pete Peterson Has Won
263-Major Banks, Governmental Officials and Their Comrade Capitalists Targets of Spire Law Group, LLP's Racketeering and Money Laundering Lawsuit Seeking Return of $43 Trillion to the United States Treasury
264-The Global Banking ‘Super-Entity’ Drug Cartel: The “Free Market” of Finance Capital
265-Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Biggest Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of
266-Power Market Watchdog Seeks Barclays Fine
267-Inconvenient Income Inequality
268-This is the “New Normal”
269-The Song Remains the Same
270-Real Unemployment Figures
271-HSBC Caught in New Drug Money Laundering Scandal
272-The Shrinking Middle Class, the Shrinking American Dream
273-Income Inequality
274-US Debt from 1790 to 2011
275-Seven Graphs
276-Let the “Do Nothing” Congress Do Nothing
277-Finally, A Rich American Destroys The Fiction That Rich People Create The Jobs
278-Offshoring Wealth
279-Higher Pay is a Gift to the Economy
280-Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Coup
281-Growth in the Share of Income Held by the Top 1 Percent in Developed Countries, 1979-2007
282-Graph Comparing Corporate Profits and Wages
283-The Fiscal Cliff is a Lie
284-Obama and GOP Play Tag Team on Entitlements
285-A Pension Deficit Disorder: The Massive CEO Retirement Funds and Underfunded Worker Pensions at Firms Pushing Social Security Cuts
286-Fiscal Cliff 2013: There is No Debt Doomsday, the Rich Just Want More Money
287-Top Economists: Iceland Did It Right … And Everyone Else Is Doing It Wrong
288-Encore: United States of ALEC
289-Attacking the Debt Fixers with Facts
290-The Constitutional Rights Of Corporations: Framing Corporate Personhood and Categorizing Rights
291-High-End Tax Hikes Would Have 'Negligible' Impact On Growth, Revised CRS Report Says
292-What a Waste of Corporate Money
293-One Share, One Vote: The Plutocratic Evolution of the Corporation
294-Report Card on America's Infrastructure
295-The Roots Of Corporate Personhood In Statutory Law
296-Who's "Helping Us" With the Fiscal Cliff?
297-US Financial Industry Share of GDP
298-Tax Cuts, Wars Account for Nearly Half of Public Debt by 2019
299-Cumulative Change in Real Income, by Income Group, 1979-2007
300-Social Security Does Not Add to the Debt
301-The Great Social Security Robbery
302-US Corporations Are Earning Higher Profits But Contributing Less Tax Revenue
303-These Two Charts Show How The Priorities Of US Companies Have Gotten Screwed Up
304-Explaining the Pure Cruelty of Obama's Gimmick, "Chained CPI" in Simple Language
305-Obama’s Historic Assault on Social Security
306-Wealthiest Kissed, Weakest Kicked: Obama's Ugly 'New Deal' Offers to Cut Social Security
307-Steve Fraser: The National Museum of Industrial Homicide
308-The 6 Economic Facts of Life in America That Allow the Rich to Run off with Our Wealth
309-The Concentration of Wealth and the Spread of Poverty
310-Democrats, Republicans Prepare Major Cuts in Workers’ Wages, Benefits
311-Stop Obama’s Ongoing Grand Charade to Cut Social Insurances
312-60 Facts That Prove The American Middle Class is Being Wiped Out
313-Bungled Bank Bailout Leaves Behind Righteous Anger
314-Corporate Gold on the Fiscal Cliff
315-Cut Corporate Welfare, Not the Safety Net
316-Don't Celebrate Obama's Deal Too Soon
317-Six Rigged Rules Corporations Use to Dodge Taxes
318-STEIN: Bipartisan Fiscal Scam Lays Groundwork for Austerity
319-The Real Winners Of The Fiscal Cliff Are Americans Who Make Money Without Working
320-The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like
321-U.S. Wages Aren't Keeping Up With U.S. Productivity, Economic Policy Institute Says
322-A Portrait of John Kiriakou
323-As Federal Prosecutors Cash In, Big Bankers Go Unpunished
324-Choice of Mary Jo White to Head SEC Puts Fox In Charge of Hen House
325-Deficit Delusions: Putting to Rest the Clinton Legacy
326-It Was Not a Free Lunch: The True Cost of the AIG Bailout
327-Today’s Anti-Social Security Propaganda
328-Top CEOs plan to loot US social programmes
329-Richmond Fed chief nails Geithner for insider trading, media ignores story
330-Profit bonanza for US auto companies
331-STEIN: The real Obama emerges, again
332-The Great Austerity Swindle!
333-The Untouchables
334-Global Wage Gap Continues to Widen
335-Alternatives to Capitalism: Democracy at Work and Workers’ Self-Directed Enterprises
336-Who’s Widening America’s Digital Divide?
337-Obama’s Failed State
338-The New Reality Of The 'Economic Recovery' For American Workers
339-United States Postal Service Set Up to Fail
340-Don’t Blink, or You’ll Miss Another Bailout
341-GAO Report: Cost of the Financial Crisis — Your Retirement
342-Not New and Certainly Not Improved: Bowles-Simpson: V. 2.0
343-40% of Americans Now Make Less Than 1968 Minimum Wage
344-Richard Wolff on Fighting for Economic Justice and Fair Wages
345-The Democratic turncoats behind the “Fix the Debt” attack on Medicare & Social Security
346-The Foreclosure Crisis is the Biggest Scandal of All
347-Death of Organized Labor: Death of Middle Class
348-SOS John Kerry urges EU to sign “free trade” pact SOS
349-Chomsky: Corporations and the Richest Americans Viscerally Oppose Common Good
350-Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion -study
351-As Dow Sprints to New High, the Middle Class and Manufacturing Languish
352-Attorney General Holder Says Banks Are Too Big To Prosecute
353-Recovery in U.S. Is Lifting Profits, but Not Adding Jobs
354-Expert Panel: Don't trade away financial stability in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
355-Taming Capitalism Run Wild
356-Jack Lew, Citigroup and the Ugland Truth
357-Losing Our Way
358-Many left behind as Silicon Valley rebounds
359-Obama to tap Walmart exec for budget chief
360-One Economy, Two Americas
361-President Obama Wants to Give a Bigger Hit to Seniors on Social Security than He Did to the Wealthy on Taxes
362-The Trans Pacific partnership works to permanently favor corporate profits over the people’s well-being
363-The Vanishing Middle Class
364-Occupy the SEC Sues Federal Reserve, SEC, CFTC, OCC, FDIC and U.S. Treasury Over Volcker Rule Delays
365-16 Giant Corporations That Have Basically Stopped Paying Taxes -- While Also Cutting Jobs!
366-Attack of the Economic Crisis That Would Not Go Away
367-DiNapoli: PepsiCo to Disclose Lobbying and Trade Association Ties
368-Disaster Capitalism Is Creating Tremors in the Global Financial World
369-Don’t Count on Dodd-Frank… Yet
370-Income inequality in the United States
371-Peabody Energy Dumps Retirees and Unions into Company “Designed to Fail”
372-America's Most Obvious Tax Reform Idea: Kill the Oil and Gas Subsidies
373-Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality in America -- The Contrasts Will Drop Your Chin to the Floor: Any of the ten richest Americans could pay a year's rent for all of America's homeless with their 2012 income.
374-What Has Capitalism Done for Us Lately?
375-House Ag committee Dems vote to deregulate derivatives
376-How Worker-Owned Companies Work
377-Report: Inequality in the Social Security Debate: How benefit cuts would impact health industry CEOs versus home health aides.
378-LESSONS; How to Create a Shortage In a Skilled-Labor Market
379-Replay Our Chat with Economist Richard Wolff
380-Matt Taibbi on Big Banks’ Lack of Accountability
381-We’re Hooked on ‘Growth,’ But It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way
382-Letter from BO as a response to Chained CPI
383-Financial Reform Is Being Dismantled. Why Doesn't President Obama Seem to Care?
384-Rise of the Global Corporatocracy: An Interview with John Perkins
385-STEIN: Bipartisan fiscal scam lays groundwork for austerity
386-The End of Utilities?
387-The Uniparty Fights Back Against Regulating Derivatives
388-'Tiny Tax': The Best Worst Climate Fix You’ll Read About All Day
389-TransPacific Partnership Will Undermine Democracy, Empower Transnational Corporations
390-Two Myths.
391-Iraq, Afghan Wars to Cost US Over Next 100 Years
392-Study: Iraq War Cost 190K Lives, $2.2 Trillion
393-What It Costs the Worst Bank to Be Truly Evil
394-Budget to Include Social Security Cuts
395-As Tuition Rises, Opportunities Shrink
396-Less than 100,000 Payroll Jobs, a 58.5% Employment-to-Adult-Population Ratio Exactly Where It Was a Year Ago, and Labor Force Participation Down by 0.5 Percentage Points in the Past Year
397-Utilities levy an absurd tax upon the rest of their fellow-citizens –Adam Smith
398-The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), An Oppressive US-Led Free Trade Agreement, A Corporate Power-Tool of the 1%
399-Everyone but China TPP Trade Deal Threatens Sovereignty and Public Ownership
400-TransPacific Partnership Threatens Sovereignty and Public Ownership
401-Congress Passes Obama's Three NAFTA Agreements that even Bush could not push through.
402-Barbara Garson: Going Underwater in the Long Recession
403-More Than 101 Million Working Age Americans Do Not Have A Job
404-Here’s Why We Need Public Banks! - School districts pay dearly for bonds
405-Investigation Reveals Trillions Hidden in Tax Havens
406-It’s Official: A Democratic President Proposes to Cut Social Security
407-“Most Expensive Wars in US History”: Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan
408-Paying the Costs of Iraq, for Decades to Come
409-Here’s what chained-CPI really means: Up to $849 less for someone who retired in 2001
410-Obama budget throws American people under the bus, gives the rich a free ride
411-Public Banking -- it already works in the United States and is catching on! 20 States are considering some form of state banking legislation.
412-Tax Dodging by the Rich Cost You $1,026
413-The U.S. Collects Smaller Percentage In Taxes Than Most Developed Countries: Study
414-Throwing BRICS at the U.S. Empire
415-Why Is Socialism Doing So Darn Well in Deep-Red North Dakota?
416-"Fix the Debt" CEOs Enjoy Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay
417-‘No Matter How Much the Results Change, the Hypothesis Must Remain the Same’
418-A Disappointing Debut
419-Why Obama’s Stealth Social Security Cut Is Bigger Than It Seems
420-Bill Moyers Essay: The United States of Inequality
421-Twilight of the middle class?
422-EMFing Democracy: Destroying Detroit In Order To “Save” It
423-Income Growth For Bottom 90 Percent Of Americans Averaged Just $59 Over 4 Decades: Analysis
424-When public infrastructure goes private
425-There is No Recovery
426-Mirage Recovery
427-Lawmaker Unemployment Hearing Attended By Single Member of Congress At Opening
428-Linchpin Pro-Austerity Paper Rife with Errors; Recomputed Results Show No Growth Hit from High Government Debt
429-Many options exist for raising revenue in a smart and progressive manner
430-Harvard Law School Forum: Responding to Objections to Shining Light on Corporate Political Spending (5): The Claim that Shareholder Proposals Requesting Disclosure Do Not Receive Majority Support
431-Ten bright ideas to make the banking serve the UK – rather than itself
432-The Excel Depression
433-The Jobless Trap
434-Unburnable carbon 2013: Wasted capital and stranded assets
435-The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan: The United States?
436-We Are Going to Be Everywhere!
437-When Your Boss Steals Your Wages: The Invisible Epidemic That’s Sweeping America
438-While Wronged Homeowners Got $300 Apiece in Foreclosure Settlement, Consultants Who Helped Protect Banks Got $2 Billion
439-The One Percent's Solution
440-Banks Win Big as Regulators Refuse to Rein in $700 Trillion Derivatives Market
441-Disaster Capitalism Strikes as Hedge Funds Circle Near-Bankrupt Municipalities Like Vultures - A troubling pattern emerges as private funds seek to profit from beleaguered cities
442-Student Debt and the Crushing of the American Dream
443-Home Foreclosure Rates are Comparable to the Great Depression
444-The Mellowing of Maxine Waters
445-Mandatory Pension Savings: Should Employers And Employees Be Forced To Make Contributions?
446-No Arrests on Wall Street, But Over 7,700 Americans Have Been Arrested Protesting Big Banks
447-STEIN: Obama betrays country by appointing big corporate donors to important offices
448-The Bush Tax-Cut Failure
449-The Dictators and Billionaires Take Control
450-Mattea Kramer and Jo Comerford, Congress Tweeted While America Burned
451-Large Corporations Seek U.S.–European ‘Free Trade Agreement’ to Further Global Dominance
452-Bloomberg: "Coup d’Etat to Trade Seen in Billionaire Toxic Lead Fight"
453-Obama, Cameron Promote Trade Deal Granting Corporations Political Power
454-Americans have rebuilt less than half of wealth lost to the recession, study says
455-'Corporate Pirates': How 'Fix the Debt' CEOs Plan to Make Billions in Offshore Havens: New report finds that member corporations will make $173b in offshore windfall if tax scheme is adopted
456-ECONOMY, WELFARE: Repair our crumbling infrastructure, produce good jobs
457-Moyers Moment (2012): Heather McGhee on Student Debt
458-US Inequality Now Literally Off the Chart
459-Encore: Taming Capitalism Run Wild
460-Judge: Coal company can drop retirement benefits for 13,000 workers
461-Good Consumers, Bad Citizens
462-The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun: An Interview With Gar Alperovitz
463-Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Bad for Jobs, the Environment, Labor and Consumers
464-The Trade Deal Scam
465-Watch Alex Gibney’s ‘Park Avenue’
466-13 Mindblowing Facts About America's Tax-Dodging Corporations - The stunning numbers on the sorry state of corporate taxation in modern America
467-American Fascism: Ralph Nader Decries How Big Business Has Taken Control of the U.S. Government
468-Bank of America Lied to Homeowners and Rewarded Foreclosures, Former Employees Say
469-Decline and fall: how American society unravelled - Thirty years ago, the old deal that held US society together started to unwind, with social cohesion sacrificed to greed. Was it an inevitable process – or was it engineered by self-interested elites?
470-Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th!
471-Tax Cuts: Myths and Realities
472-80 Percent Of U.S. Adults Face Near-Poverty, Unemployment: Survey
473-First Quarter Of 2013 Saw Largest Wage Drop Ever
474-Privitization is Wrong
475-The Official Unemployment Rate Is Wrong, Says Guy Who Used To Calculate It
476-Green Shadow Cabinet joins critical struggle to defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership
477-Independence Day Resolution: Revolt against the TPP and global corporate rule
478-Secret Trade Agreements Threaten to Undo Our Last Shreds of Food Safety
479-Wall Street is winning the long war against post-crash regulation: Feeble as it was, Dodd-Frank was a high point of reining in abuses. Thanks to financial lobbying, it's business as usual
480-Declining Infrastructure, Declining Civilization
481-Infrastructure Decline
482-Declining Transportation Infrastructure Is Affecting the Economy
483-Our Crumbling Infrastructure — Patch & Pray
484-Washington Bridge Collapse Points to Declining American Infrastructure
485-Crumbling Nation? US Infrastructure Gets a D
486-The Great Regression of America's Infrastructure
487-America's Infrastructure Engineering Dilemma
488-The American Decline: Infrastructure
489-Infrastructure Decay In The United States
490-Falling bridges and the decline of U.S. infrastructure spending
491-Are America's Best Days Behind Us?
492-Bombshell: Plutocrats Brazenly Collude to Hurt State Economies and Screw Working People: Illinois fatcats discuss plan to sabotage state bond ratings in scheme to destroy pensions.
493-Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks
494-How 401(k)s Rewarded the Rich and Turned the Rest of Us into Big Losers
495-Looting the Pension Funds - All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers
496-Matt Taibbi on How Wall Street Hedge Funds Are Looting the Pension Funds of Public Workers
497-Remember When People Had Pensions?
498-Dismantling the Social Contract - The Disastrous Consequences of Raiding Public Pensions
499-77 Percent of Obama's New Jobs Are Part-Time
500-Abracadabra: You’re a Part Timer
501-The New Temp Economy
502-Interview with John Perkins, former Economic Hitman
503-3 Biggest Lies Corporate Lobbyists Will Use to Push Lower Corporate Taxes: Corporate lobbyists are readying their arguments for Congress' return from recess. All of them are specious.

504-Add It Up: The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business
505-An Obituary for the American Middle Class

506-Before the Battle Resumes in Washington: A Reminder About What’s at Stake

507-Bill Moyers Essay: The End Game for Democracy

508-CEOs Being Paid for Poor Performance

509-Chomsky: “Jobs aren’t coming back”

510-Chris Hedges: The Absurdity of American Empire

511-What is Neoliberalism? - A Brief Definition for Activists
512-Derivatives and the Government Shutdown: Wall Street Bets One Thousand Trillion Dollars of Everybody Else’s Money

513-America’s Sinking Middle Class

514-How Neoliberalism Created an Age of Activism - Decades of neoliberal economic policies have concentrated wealth and are now spurring a global backlash.

515-Too Big to Indict

516-Ten Signs that US Infrastructure Is a Disaster

518-Prisons, Post Offices and Public Schools: Some Things Should Not Be For Profit
519-Detroit as Bantustan: Wall Street’s Black Goons
520-Janet Yellen as Fed Chair No Victory for Progressive Economics

521-For Capitalism to Survive, Crime Must Not Pay

522-Killing the Competition: How the new monopolies are destroying open markets

Joseph Stiglitz: Inequality Undermines Prosperity
Joseph Stiglitz: Inequality Undermines Prosperity
Joseph Stiglitz: Inequality Undermines Prosperity
Joseph Stiglitz: Inequality Undermines Prosperity
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Joseph Stiglitz: Inequality Undermines Prosperity
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523-Larry Summers and the ‘End-Game’ Memo

524-Memorable Moyers Interviews on the Financial Crisis

525-Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United States

526-More Americans struggle to afford food: Poll

527-Unplugging Americans From The Matrix Where Life is Regarded as Cheap

528-Why Iceland Should Be in the News But Is Not

529-Bill Moyers: How the 1970s backlash against the environmental movement morphed into today's class war

Bill Moyers: How the 1970s backlash against the environmental movement morphed into today’s class war
Bill Moyers: How the 1970s backlash against the environmental movement morphed into today’s class war
Bill Moyers: How the 1970s backlash against the environmental movement morphed into today’s class war

530-What They're Trying To Do To This Man Is Rough, But What He Says At The End Is Devastating

531-Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world

532-The Lessons that Wall Street, Treasury, and the White House Need You to Believe about the Lehman Collapse by Robert E. Prasch, Department of Economics, Middlebury College

533-The Chained CPI

Obama Cuts Medicare, Social Security for More Taxes - See more at:
Obama Cuts Medicare, Social Security for More Taxes - See more at:
Obama Cuts Medicare, Social Security for More Taxes - See more at:

534-Obama Cuts Medicare, Social Security for More Taxes

535-Obama nominates former Romney advisor to post

536-Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

537-The Creature From Jekyll Island (by G. Edward Griffin)

538-The Financial Crisis and the Second Great Depression Myth

539-The Origin Of 'The World's Dumbest Idea': Milton Friedman

540-21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity

541-Meet the TPP: A Worldwide Corporate Power Grab of Enormous Proportions

542-President Obama Asks Congress To Give Up Its Oversight On Secret TPP Agreement

543-Secret "Free Trade" Negotiations Will Gut Regulations, Further Enrich Multinationals and Big Financial Firms

544-The Trans-Pacific Partnership

545-Long-term unemployment is a catastrophe

546-US Government Threatens California City Trying to Save Homeowners From Foreclosure

547-Destroying Social America: Bipartisan Attack on Vital Social Safety Nets

548-Using Eminent Domain to Rescue Main Street

549-Full Show: Inequality for All

550-8 Ways WikiLeaks Cables About a Tiny Country Like Iceland Expose the Dark Depths of American Empire - A Chelsea Manning-leaked cable showed how Iceland asked the U.S. to stop European "bullying," just the first of a deluge of revelations detailing how America throws around its weight.

551-Suit Revives Goldman Conflict Issue

552-We need real "Full Employment" legislation to hold the politicians accountable.

553-Wealthiest Americans Take Home Biggest Share of Income Ever Recorded

554-Absent Progressive Uproar, Social Security and Medicare Face Axe - The lines are being drawn for a 'Grand Bargain' and the Democrats' continued willingness to give away role as defenders of safety net and earned benefit programs, say critics, is deeply worrying

555-"Makes Absolutely No Sense": David Cay Johnston on Budget Deal That Helps Billionaires, Not the Poor

556-Add It Up: The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business

557-3rd Quarter Corporate Profits Reach Record High-Worker Pay Hits Record Low:So How Exactly Is Obama The 'Anti-Business' President?

558-SEC’s Non-Decision Decision on Corporate Political Activity a Policy and Political Mistake

559-False positives of Jobs Report: More jobs, but at less pay

560-House votes for bipartisan change to Dodd-Frank on bank swaps

561-How the Super-Rich Are Abandoning America, Leaving the Ship of State to Sink

562-The Superrich Don't Need Our Middle Class Infrastructure

563-Direct Rule by Wall Street Begins with Detroit

564-Meet Your Taxpayer-Subsidized Farm Bill Billionaires!

565-More Welfare for Wall Street: One in Three Bank Tellers Need Public Assistance

566-Obama Continues To Surround Himself With Wall Street Bankers

567-Obama’s Second-Term Slide Continues

568-Obama's Top Economic Adviser Tells Democrats They'll Have to Swallow Entitlement Cuts

569-How much are you willing to pay to take food from the malnourished?

570-Icelanders Overthrow Government and Rewrite Constitution After Banking Fraud-No Word From US Media

571-Democrats betray unions, pass pension bill

572-Chicago Tribune Uncovers Pension Scams of Ex-Mayor Daley and Friends

573-Dems Who Once Supported Gutting Investor Protections Bail on Wall Street

574-Detroit accused of exaggerating $18bn debts in push for bankruptcy

575-Detroit Bankruptcy Testimony: Retirees Get 16 cents, Wall Street Gets Billions, Assets Stolen


576-Detroit pays bankruptcy law firms, consultants $22 million so far

577-Don't demonize public pensions



579-Heads Wall Street Wins, Tails Retirees Lose

580-Ilargi: Still Feel Confident About Collecting Your Pension After This?

581-Let's get this straight: AIG execs got bailout bonuses, but pensioners get cuts - No one has accused city workers in Chicago or Detroit of bringing down the economy, but they could face pension cuts

582-Pay Retirees What They’ve Earned

583-Pension Theft: Class War Goes to the Next Stage

584-Report: Detroit's collapse caused more by declining revenue than legacy costs

585-Retired union workers facing 'unprecedented' pension cuts

586-Myth busting the smear campaign against Social Security

587-The Forty Year Slump

588-The Facts Are in: Austerity Politics Doesn't Work

589-The Great American Class War: Plutocracy Versus Democracy

590-The $10 Trillion Heist - The Great Corporate Tax Shift

591-The Pathology of the Rich - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself

592-The Scholars Who Shill for Wall Street

593-The Simplest Explanation Of How To Get Out Of This Jobs Crisis I've Seen Yet

594-America Was Once a Superpower - Now It's Not

595-Bill Moyers on why the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement is death for democracy

596-Breaking ’08 Pledge, Leaked Trade Doc Shows Obama Wants to Help Corporations Avoid Regulations

597-The Top Secret Trade Deal You Need to Know About

598-Harry Shearer interviews Yves Smith: Corporate Pillage Part 1 - secret "worst of both worlds" trade agreement negotiations

599-Over Easy: Capitalist Withdrawal and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

600-WikiLeaks Release of Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

601-The Death Star

602-The Global Corporatocracy is Almost Fully Operational

603-This transatlantic trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy - Brussels has kept quiet about a treaty that would let rapacious companies subvert our laws, rights and national sovereignty

604-Trade in Services Agreement Moves Forward, But How Will It Affect Consumers?

605-BLS 7 Percent Jobless Rate for November 2013 Is Nothing to Cheer About

606-Unemployment Drops Mostly Because People Stop Looking: The New Normal in the Age of Black Political Empowerment

607-Life in the Safety Net

608-Yes, Virginia, There is a Difference Between the Two Political Parties

609-“We are in great danger”: Ex-banker details how mega-banks destroyed America - "The power has only been more consolidated," warns Goldman Sachs veteran Nomi Prins in an interview with Salon

610-A Deeper Look at the Phony “Texas Miracle”

611-A year after being discredited, austerity economics still reigns - The world still hasn’t learned its lesson from the Reinhart-Rogoff debacle

612-After Crisis, Iceland Holds a Tight Grip on Its Banks

613-Banks Have Become the Permanent Government of Europe - Shocking new deal pushed through by elites is a ticking time bomb for taxpayers and depositors

614-The New Republic: Mary Jo White Doesn't Scare Anyone - Obama's SEC Chief has Whiffed on Regulating Corporations

615-House Efforts to Make “Tax Extenders” Permanent Are Ill-Advised

616-Liberals, you must reclaim Adam Smith

617-Corporate America Is Hiding $2 Trillion In Profit From The IRS

618-Deficit Is Falling Because Of Government Austerity, Not Economic Recovery

619-Document: JPMorgan Chase Bets $10.4 Billion on the Early Death of Workers

620-The Financial Sector Is the Greatest Parasite in Human History

621-Four Reasons You Should Consider Washington's Deficit As Your Surplus

622-Saint Ayn Rand Visits the Day After Christmas!

623-Company Moves Money out of U.S. to Avoid Taxes

624-Enough Is Enough: Fraud-ridden Banks Are Not L.A.’s Only Option

625-How Entitlements for the Rich Cheat the Rest of Us

626-How Piketty’s Bombshell Book Blows Up Libertarian Fantasies

627-How the Major parties keep Workers Poor

628-Iceland sticks it to International Bankers and Writes Off Massive Mortgage Debt

629-Capital in the Twenty-First Century: An Essential Inequality Reader

630-Dean Baker | Inequality: Government Is a Perp, Not a Bystander

631-More Inequality Shock

632-Two-thirds unhappy with income distribution, Gallup poll finds

633-8 Facts about American Inequality

634-It’s Not Just the Stock Market That’s Rigged: the Entire Status Quo Is Rigged

635-Janet Yellen and I Were Taught to Revere Capitalism. But It’s a Failing System.

636-Matt Taibbi: 'Hands Down' Bush Was Tougher On Corporate America Than Obama (VIDEO)

637-How Obamacare Raids the Assets of Low-Income Older Americans

638-New Report: Fortune 100 Companies Have Received a Whopping $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently

640-Dean Baker: Main Street’s Economic Pain Is a Result of a Policy Failure

641-An anti-pension billionaire shows the five rules of deceptive native advertising

642-Detroit pension fight heats up after deeper cuts, fund management shake-up plan

643-How Corrupt Politicians Like Chris Christie Partner with Wall Street to Rip Off American Retirements

644-Karen Lewis. The pension heist. Must read.

645-LEAKED: Docs obtained by Pando show how a Wall Street giant is guaranteed huge fees from taxpayers on risky pension investments

646-Looting the Pension Funds - All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers

647-Bankruptcy judge approves final revision of Detroit restructuring plan

648-Obama Administration Stays Quiet as Boeing Strikes Major Blow to Pensions

649-WNET to Return $3.5 Million Grant for Pension Series

650-Retired cops, activist pensioners, and the economic blowback over Snowden

651-The Pension Heist: How politicians raid retirement funds to enrich their corporate masters

652-The Plot Against Pensions: PEW/Arnold Foundation, ALEC Support Banksters' Attack


653-The Real Story Behind the Detroit Pension Fight and What it Means to America's Future: Is Detroit the canary in the coal mine for the 99 percent?

654-The Wisconsin Lie Exposed - Taxpayers Actually Contribute Nothing To Public Employee Pensions

655-Thievery: How Congress Keeps Stealing From Our Retirement Benefits and Social Safety Net 656-Military pensions, unemployment, disability and Social Security are all targets.


658-The SEC's Corporate Disclosure Rule Goes Missing - Chair Mary Jo White might be caving to political pressure.

659-“Social Security Crisis” One Answer, Everytime- Remove the Cap

660-Obama Lays Groundwork to Destroy another Social Insurance

661-White House: Let's Keep Chained CPI Cuts On The Table - Nope, Obama won't give up on his dream. He wants that chained CPI, and he's still hoping he can get it.

662-Unglamorous End Of Largest Corporate Profit Bubble In History

663-The “middle class” myth: Here’s why wages are really so low today - Want to understand the failures of the "free market" and the key to getting a decent wage? Here's the real story

664-What a good economy should look like

665-The Conservative Argument For Raising The Minimum Wage

666-The Poisons of Extreme Wealth and Inequality

667-The Real Reason the U.S. Dollar Has Value

668-The Super Rich Are Richer Than We Thought, Hiding Huge Sums, New Reports Find

669-There’s a Class War Going On and the Poor Are Getting Their Butts Kicked

670-These 9 Maps Should Absolutely Outrage Southerners

671-They're College Grads. They're Doing Real Work. But They Can't Even Make Minimum Wage?

672-This is no recovery, this is a bubble – and it will burst: Stock market bubbles of historic proportions are developing in the US and UK markets. With policymakers unwilling to introduce tough regulation, we're heading for trouble

673-After 20 Years, NAFTA Leaves Mexico’s Economy in Ruins

674-TPP Wikileaked: US Watering Down Enviro Protections in Secret Trade Deal

675-The Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Empower Corporations to Attack U.S. Policies in Foreign Tribunals and Demand Taxpayer Compensation for Our Environmental, Health and Other Laws

676-Obama Admin’s TPP Trade Officials Received Hefty Bonuses From Big Banks

677-Trade Expert: Why TPP — “NAFTA on Steroids” — Must Be Stopped

678-Who’s Really To Blame for Unemployment?

679-Congress Has Never Allowed Unemployment Insurance Extensions To Expire With Long-Term Unemployment So High

680-This Is What Employment In America Really Looks Like…

681-Jump in the Long-term Unemployed Underscores Need to Restore Federal Benefits

682-The March Jobs Report: Nothing Moving

683-Using Existing Government Funding To Create a Public Bank in Philadelphia

684-Paid Vacation Across the Globe

685-Wall Street’s 2013 Bonuses Were More Than All Workers Earned Making the Federal Minimum

686-Taxes For Revenue Are Obsolete

687-Why the Super-Rich Should Pay Super Taxes

688-US economic output tumbled by 2.9 percent in the first quarter

689-8 disturbing trends that reveal the South’s battered psyche - Statistics show Southern states have the lowest economic mobility in the country. These phenomena help explain why

690-A Simplified Way to Tax Multinational Corporations

691-Americans fared better after Great Depression than today - Six years after Great Recession, majority of Americans stagnating

692-As the Foreclosure Crisis Ebbs, Cleveland Picks Up the Pieces

693-BRICS against Washington consensus

694-BRICS Bank Challenges the Exorbitant Privilege of the US Dollar

695-Capitalism’s Deeper Problem

696-Community Wealth

697-Corporate welfare’s quiet enablers: How democrats pander to big business - Support on the left for Export-Import Bank shows GOP isn't the only party tailoring policy to business interests

698-Krugman Gets His History Wrong

699-America's Lost Decade: Typical Household Wealth Has Plunged 36% Since 2003                       

700-Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions

701-Financial Reform Rising

702-Full Show: Too Big to Fail and Getting Bigger

703-Inequality in Detroit

704-Global Super-Rich Stashing Up To $32 Trillion Offshore, Masking True Scale Of Inequality: Study

705-Marriage Markets: How Inequality Is Remaking the American Family – Book Salon Preview

706-More Than $6.5 Trillion Lost in US Income Due to Tax Cuts for the Rich

707-Piketty’s Reality? The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

708-Rich People Rule: Struggle Lies Ahead

709-Trickle-Down Economics Confronts an Insurmountable Challenge: Reality

710-Wall Street Analysts: High Inequality Makes Us Vulnerable to Crashes

711-Obama’s Friends in Low Places - Despite Jamie Dimon’s record as a leader in the radical deregulation of banking, Obama continues to cozy up to his Wall Street backer.

712-5 ways privatization is fleecing American taxpayers: Government outsourcing goes horribly wrong more often than not. Here are a few representative horror stories

713-6 Things That Should Never Be Privatized - These essentials need to remain in the public sector.

714-Privatizing Government Services Doesn’t Only Hurt Public Workers

715-Professor Steve Keen warns of coming ‘financial crisis’

716-Detroit officials agree at DIA press conference: Workers must pay for bankruptcy

717-Illinois Democrats gut Chicago city worker pensions

718-Looting the Pension Funds - All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers

719-Pension cuts before tax increase, Pa. gov says - Pa. budget situation isn't pretty; pension bill must come before tax increase, Corbett says

720-This IT worker had to train an H-1B replacement - U.S. workers protested job losses to foreign workers by displaying American flags in their cubicles

721-Wall Street’s Pension Gamble

722-Whose Presidential Campaign Will Your Pension Finance?

723-A Secret Plan to Shut Down Social Security’s Offices and Outsource Its Work - A report suggests that many of the SSA’s critical functions could soon be outsourced to private-sector partners and contractors.

724-Tax Burden in U.S. Not as Heavy as It Looks, Report Says

725-The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway

726-The Way to Stop Corporate Lawbreaking is to Prosecute the People Who Break the Law

727-TPP Wikileaked: US Watering Down Enviro Protections in Secret Trade Deal

728-Jump in the Long-term Unemployed Underscores Need to Restore Federal Benefits

729-May 2014 Jobs Reports: Good News, Bad News

730-Peter Van Buren: A Rising Tide Lifts All Yachts

731-Tepid employment report masks depth of US jobs crisis

732-The Full Employment Route to Poverty Reduction

733-Fed: Under Obama, only the richest 10 percent saw incomes rise

734-Temp labor at record levels in US

735-Central Bankers in a Deep Hole

736-America's wealth gap 'unsustainable,' may worsen: Harvard study

737-Fed: Median incomes drop for all but wealthiest

738-Ferguson, the Foreclosure Crisis and America’s Hedge-Fund Landlords

739-Detroit Cuts Off Water To Poor People BUT Not Delinquent Businesses!

740-Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions

741-Private Water Companies Come to Texas Bringing Soaring Rates, Little Recourse for Consumers

742-The Corporate Global Privatizing Complex

743-Regional authority a prelude for privatization of Detroit water system

744-VIDEO: Detroit Water Crisis is a Prelude to the Privatization of Water

745-Preparing to Asset-Strip Local Government? The Fed's Bizarre New Rules

746-Social Service Workers and the Grip of Neo-liberal Capitalism Part Two: Privatization and Austerity's Path of Destruction

747-The Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Division of America

748-Wall Street Mega-Banks Are Buying Up The World’s Water

749-Wall Street’s Buying the World’s Water Supply at an Alarming Pace

750-Permanent temps: What your life as an ‘elderly migrant’ worker will be like when you can’t retire

751-Microsoft Admits Keeping $92 Billion Offshore to Avoid Paying $29 Billion in US Taxes

752-Playing God - The Rebirth of Family Capitalism or How the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Sam Walton, Bill Gates, and Other Billionaires are Undermining America    

753-Critical Moment to Stop The TPP & Other Rigged Trade Agreements

754-Investor Dispute Settlement: A Rogue Corporation in the World Bank’s Rogue Tribunal

755-Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized

756-Report: New York Governor’s Office Altered And Delayed Fracking Study

757-Too Big to Punish

758-BRICS Banking: A Break from Bailouts, Debt and Poverty?

759-'Have a sense of humility, right?': Fired Fed worker unveils secretly taped meetings between regulators and Goldman S60hs showing government 'is in the bankers' pockets'

760-When the Workday Never Really Ends

761-Highly educated, unemployed and tumbling down the ladder

762-The Three Million Forgotten Victims of the Great Recession

763-Poverty Report Contradicts GDP Claims   

764-9 reasons the American middle class is dying: One percent of Americans now own more than a third of the country's wealth. Raising the minimum wage isn't enough

765-A Vicious Cycle: Income Inequality Is Hurting States’ Bottom Lines

766-How Rich Old White Men Are Taking Lunch Money Away From Inner-City Black Kids

767-Census: In 2013, inequality continued skyward, earnings stayed flat

768-Investing in Renewables Can Relieve Our Planet—While Reviving Our Economy

769-Pollution Inequality and Income Inequality

770-Rising Inequality Means More Volatility for State Budgets

771-Middle-class squeeze: From day care to health care

772-When “Tax Reform” Means a Tax Cut for the Richest, and a Tax Increase for Others

773-Paying for Productivity: Equitable sharing of profits with Americans would address the stagnant middle-class income. It's time we put American workers and their families first.

774-Wealth and Poverty in the United States by Jeremy Cloward, Ph.D.

775-Why Ordinary People Bear Economic Risks and Donald Trump Doesn’t

776-Robert Reich: Harvard Business School is complicit in America’s widening inequality - The former secretary of labor calls out the famed university for the way it's educating our country's future CEOs

777-The Global Jobs Crisis, Inequality, & the Ghost of Keynes

778-The Hidden History of Prosperity

779-The Mysteries of Inequality Are Only Mysterious to Elites

780-Wealth of richest 400 Americans surges to $2.29 trillion

781-Why We Should be Seething with Anger Over Inequality

782-Congress Cut $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps in Same Year We’ll Spend $22 Billion to Fight Islamic State

783-A Red State Privatization Horror Story

784-Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy enters its final stage

785-Detroit charged $126 million by law firms and consultants in bankruptcy case

786-A Pension Jackpot for Wall Street

787-Federal judge opens door to the shredding of California public worker pensions

788-Judge: Stockton must treat pension like other debt

789-WikiLeaks Revelations on Trans-Pacific Partnership Ignored by Corporate Media

790-The trade clause that overrules governments

791-Delusion and deception in Obama’s State of Union

792-Dodd-Frank Budget Fight Proves Democrats Are a Bunch of Stuffed Suits

793-Full Show: Democrats Bow Down to Wall Street

794-$1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Great for Wall Street and the Rich, Major Setback for Working Class

795-Breathtakingly Cynical – Obama’s New Proposal

796-Obama Wants Cuts To Social Security

797-UN warns of growing inequality and joblessness

798-Congressional leaders hammer out deal to allow pension plans to cut retiree benefits

799-Cromnibus Pension Provisions Gut 40 Years of Policy, Allow Existing Pensions to Be Slashed

800-Teacher Crisis? Pension Crisis? Political thieves like terms that mask their theft.

801-Teachers Beware: The lesser-of-two-evils empowers the greater-of-two-evils

802-The Republican Governors Thank You for Your Donation: Your retirement account is bankrolling politicians to whom you’d never dream of sending a check.

803-Kentucky Pension Investments: State Says Retirees Have No Right to Know Details of Fees And Investment Risks

804-Michael Hudson: The War on Pensions – The US Budget Anti-Pension Law   By Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.

805-New Jersey says it does not have to make pension contributions

806-The 2015 Federal Budget Ended Pension Protections for Millions of Retirees (text and videos)

807-The lame-duck Congress plots to undermine retiree pensions

808-Vermonters Didn’t Get the Public Bank They Wanted — But Did Win Millions for Local Investment

809-“We are in great danger”: Ex-banker details how mega-banks destroyed America - "The power has only been more consolidated," warns Goldman Sachs veteran Nomi Prins in an interview with Salon

810-Obama to Close Small Business Administration With Ronald Reagan Plan

811-Obama Is Leading the Way Toward Economic Catastrophe

812-Obama’s Foreclosure Relief Program Was Designed to Help Bankers, Not Homeowners

813-Still Going Postal

814-Green Party Press Release on TPP

815-Dean Baker | Seven Years After: Why This Recovery Is Still a Turkey

816-Gallup chairman admits unemployment rate is BS [VIDEO]

817-Robert Reich: America is headed full speed back to the 19th century - Former labor secretary Robert Reich on the dangers of on-demand jobs and our growing intolerance for labor unions

818-Is the unemployment rate really just a 'Big Lie'?

819-The Federal Reserve Board's Plan to Kill Jobs

820-Why We’re All Becoming Independent Contractors

821-The American Labor Movement, 2.0

822-Welcome to Our New Share-the-Scraps Economy

823-An Economist Identified the Corporate Behavior That Led to Our Staggering Inequality

824-US Workers Subsidize Corporations at Least $10,000 per Year

825-Welcome To Neoliberal Chicago, the Privatized City of the Future

826-NYC Public Pension Fund May Invest with Charter Backer

827-New State Pensions Rules Expose Serious Fund Deficits

828-U.S. top court rules for employer in retiree benefits fight

829-The United States’ Enormous Trade Deficits Are Widening. Why Aren’t We Fixing Our Failed Policies?

830-This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

831-Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, Inside China's "New Normal"

832-Robert Reich: “The Worst Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of”

833-Will the United States End Up Like Greece? The Risks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

834-The SEC’s Andrew Bowden: A Regulator for Sale?
865-Privatization Threatens Your Public Lands
Privatization threatens your public lands
891-Wikileaks Reveals TPP Proposals to Let Corporations Sue Nations if their Laws Interfere with Profits
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898-We Are All Greeks Now by Chris Hedges
912-Obama Trades Transparency
Watch: Obama Trades Transparency
Watch: Obama Trades Transparency
Watch: Obama Trades Transparency
913-Obama Hurls Insults at Liberals on Trade -Progressives Called Ignorant, Insincere, and Motivated by Politics
Progressives called ignorant, insincere, and motivated by politics, sparking fury among President's base Read more at Follow us: @newyorkobserver on Twitter | newyorkobserver on Facebook Read more at:
Obama Hurls Insults at Liberals on Trade Progressives called ignorant, insincere, and motivated by politics, sparking fury among President's base Read more at Follow us: @newyorkobserver on Twitter | newyorkobserver on Facebook Read more at:
914-The Democratic Party Would Triangulate Its Own Mother: The latest squabble over the Trans-Pacific Partnership shows just how low America's "Progressive" Party has sunk
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958-"Surviving Progress" a 2011 film available on Netflix
959-"Zeitgeist: Addendum" a 2008 film available on Netflix
1020-Christie Signs Bill Privatizing New Jersey's Water Supply
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1023-New NAFTA lawsuits reveal disturbing, dangerous trend - If corporate interests keep suing Canada and other countries under trade agreements like NAFTA, state sovereignty might soon be a thing of the past.
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1068-Iceland Forgives Entire Population Its Debt. Total US Media Blackout.
Iceland forgives entire population its debt. Total US media blackout.
Iceland forgives entire population its debt. Total US media blackout.
1076-Retiring Obama Administration Prosecutor Says the SEC Is Corrupt
Iceland forgives entire population its debt. Total US media blackout.
1134-Economics Has Failed America - When it comes to the impact of global trade, the dismal science has done a dismal job explaining how to help workers hurt by globalization.
1168-Why Californians are paying Double in interest to the banks
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1353-Democrats Put Eric Holder, Best Friend of Wall Street Banks, in Charge of Winning Back Main Street America
Holder was a "double agent" for high finance while serving as America's top cop.
1369-What Will Replace Outdated Left and Right Economic Thinking? The Commons Paradigm. (The commons is about self-organized social systems for managing shared wealth.)
1375-Public Banking Institute - (YouTube)
1376-Dem defectors help Senate Banking Committee strike deal to free banks from post-crisis oversight (The rule being gutted is barely seven years old. Family wealth still hasn't recovered from the crisis that prompted it.)
1380-When Wall Street Owns Main Street — Literally (The rise of Wall Street landlords and the decline of homeownership.)
1382-Economist Josh Ryan-Collins: How Land Disappeared from Economic Theory (For classical economists, it was a factor of production, and the source of “rent.”)
1383-Economists Are Obsessed with “Job Creation.” How About Less Work? Increased automation has not reduced our workload. Why not? What if it did?
1384-How the Economics Profession Is Coming to Terms with Its Role in the Great Financial Crisis It’s time for mainstream economists to relax the defenses and open up a little.
1386-From inboxing to thought showers: how business bullshit took over Vacuous management-speak is easily laughed off – but is there a real cost to talking rubbish?
1388-How America Hates Socialism without Knowing Why Why are socialist programs so unpopular today?
1392-How the Profound Changes in Economics Make Left Versus Right Debates Irrelevant Eric Beinhocker introduces the ‘new economics’ research programme
1397-Most ‘Wealth’ Isn’t the Result of Hard Work. It Has Been Accumulated by Being Idle and Unproductive. It’s time to call the housing crisis what it really is: the largest transfer of wealth in living memory.
1400-Ralph Nader: How CEO Stock Buybacks Parasitize the Economy Hyper enrichment of a handful of radical corporate state supremacists wasn’t what classical capitalism was supposed to be about.
1411-The American Dream has moved to Canada - By every measure, Canada is the true place to find ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ Let’s stop squandering our good fortune.
1428-How Do the Economic Elites Get the Idea That They ‘Deserve’ More? The natural tendency toward discrimination and inequality
1433-Military Spending Is Already Bankrupting America  - Since 2001, the U.S. government has spent more than $1.8 trillion in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – that’s $8.3 million per hour.
1435-Economists Are Obsessed with “Job Creation.” How About Less Work? Increased automation has not reduced our workload. Why not? What if it did?
1441-The Tragedy of the Commons: How Elinor Ostrom Solved One of Life’s Greatest Dilemmas  The design principles for solving the tragedy of the commons can be applied to all groups
1442-How Norway Proves Laissez-faire Economics Is Not Just Wrong, It’s Toxic. A surprisingly simple solution to the conflict between self-interest and mutual benefits at all hierarchical levels
1446-Why Garbagemen Should Earn More Than Bankers  How more and more people are making money without contributing anything of value
1448-How America Hates Socialism without Knowing Why  Why are socialist programs so unpopular today?
1451-Mainstream Economics Has Become a Celebration of the Wealthy Rentier Class   The One Percent have found a pressing need for the services of mainstream economists
1454-Economic Man vs. Humanity: A Puppet Rap Battle Challenging outdated economics with rap and puppetry.
1457-They Go Together: Freedom, Prosperity, and Big Government  Countries with larger government sectors tend to have more personal freedom
1459-Want to Kill Your Economy? Have MBA Programs Churn out Takers Not Makers.  Why has business education failed business?
1462-How Bronze Age Rulers Simply Canceled Debts - Clean Slate proclamations were part of the community’s self-preservation.
1463-How Low-Paying Jobs and Weak Safety Nets Reduce Innovation and Productivity - Given the structure of our social safety net, automation tends to increase poverty and inequality rather than unemployment
1464-Millennials Didn’t Kill the Economy. The Economy Killed Millennials. - The American system has thrown them into debt, depressed their wages, kept them from buying homes—and then blamed them for everything.
1467-Complexity Economics Shows Us Why Laissez-Faire Economics Always Fails - Markets are a type of ecosystem that is complex, adaptive, and subject to the same evolutionary forces as nature.
1471-US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart    Americans have been trained by decades of Cold War propaganda to look for any confirmation that ‘socialism means poverty.’ But in the case of Venezuela and other states not governed by the free market, this cliche simply doesn’t ring true.
1472-What Monopolies and King Kong Have in Common   Small may not necessarily be beautiful, but there are scientific reasons that big is often bad.
1473-Top charts of 2018 Twelve charts that show how policy could reduce inequality, but is making it worse instead.
1475-Why Wall Street Isn’t Useful for the Real Economy - It’s time to challenge the idea that Wall Street trading helps allocate society’s resources more efficiently
1485-'Eye-Popping': Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion - "The top one percent owns nearly $30 trillion of assets while the bottom half owns less than nothing."
1486-Better Schools Won’t Fix America - Like many rich Americans, I used to think educational investment could heal the country’s ills—but I was wrong. Fighting inequality must come first.
1493-Half of Americans Are Effectively Poor Now. What The?  America’s Collapsing Because it’s the World’s First Poor Rich Country
1496-Debunking Deregulation: Bank Credit Guidance and Productive Investment - Deregulated banking in rich countries delivers more “investment” in speculative asset markets, not productive businesses.
1500-Rapid Money Supply Growth Does Not Cause Inflation - Neither do rapid growth in government debt, declining interest rates, or rapid Increases in a central bank’s balance sheet
1505-'Eye-Popping': Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion - "The top one percent owns nearly $30 trillion of assets while the bottom half owns less than nothing."
1507-The New U.S. Trade Deal Is Climate Sabotage - It's also great for fossil fuel companies.
1525-U.S. income inequality at highest level in 50 years, economic gap growing in heartland  Six states with the biggest yearly gains in inequality were primarily in the heartland — Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire and New Mexico.
1526-US billionaires pay lower tax rate than working class for first time in history  Richest 400 families paid tax at rate 1.2 per cent less than bottom half of American households
1529-Bill declares open season on Texas teachers’ retirement funds  Teachers lose protections against high fees on their 403(b) accounts.
1535-Are Economists Ideologically Biased?  Economists like to think they’re immune from ideological influence. New research shows otherwise.
1541-Study of 50 Years of Tax Cuts For Rich Confirms 'Trickle Down' Theory Is an Absolute Sham - "Major tax cuts for the rich since the 1980s have increased income inequality, with all the problems that brings, without any offsetting gains in economic performance."
1548-Commerzbank, Citi and Bank of America among banks issuing new deal for Russian coal giant SUEK just two months before COP26 - Russia's largest coal producer SUEK plans to expand its coal mining and has mandated nine banks for a bond issuance

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commented 2014-10-07 12:00:30 -0700 · Flag
Robert Bostick below has a valid criticism of another article. I agree in principle, but I did not make those arguments.
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The author uses outdated premises as the foundation for his critique of Democratic and Republican policies. How different his criticism would be had he understood modern economics. His false premise is, the Federal Government faces insolvency if it does not raise revenue. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Since 1971 the U.S. has been monetarily sovereign, issuing a non-convertible, fiat currency with a flexible exchange rate and all of its debt owed in its own currency - the dollar.

That’s what happened when Nixon abandoned the international gold standard. America became the monopoly issuer of its own currency and could issue as much of it as it wanted constrained only by inflation, and the lack of a Congressional appropriation, not the lack of revenue.

The author is not alone in his unawareness of the above facts. Joining him are scores of academics, pundits, MSM editors and their casts of feature and technical, economic writers, 99.9% of elected officials and most American citizens.

A careful reading of the definition of monetary sovereignty would then force the author to take an entirely different tack in critiquing U.S. economic/fiscal/monetary policy decision makers.

Moreover, when the Congress appropriates deficit spending what it is doing, according to Accounting 101, is providing net financial assets to the private sector/non-public sector. The simple rule is that where ever there’s a deficit there’s a surplus. All of the deficit hawks are loath to admit that without deficit spending the private sector source for net financial assets dries up and the private sector goes into deficit, leading to low and eventually, no new investment, production, hiring, sales.

One need only analyse the history of deficits shown in a sectoral financial balances graph.

The indisputable fact is that the Federal government and none of its programs can ever, involuntarily, go broke or face insolvency. Congress must appropriate for the government to spend its fiat currency.

Because Congress is ignorant of its own role as the score keeper and master of the purse strings our nation will suffer unspeakable social and economic dysfunction. As long as Congress, wrongly, believes it must tax and borrow to spend America is destined for the bottom of ladder not the road to Camelot.

When Congress and the any Administration acknowledge the fact that tax policy only manages; aggregate demand, income distribution and market incentives and disincentives, then and only then will American have rational fiscal policy decisions. As for borrowing, the U.S. NEVER BORROWS. Treasury and Fed transactions simply manage the term structure of interest rates. When Treasury bonds (securities) are traded there is no accompanying loan agreement. Funds are transferred fro checking accounts to savings accounts, that is not borrowing.

All the funds to pay taxes and buy Treasury securities come from government spending. No government spending no threat of inflation, therefore, no need for tax payments or Treasury purchases.

Wake up America the rich are creaming you of your surpluses and you know you haven’t had a real pay increase in forty years.

With inflation below 2%, real unemployment at 23% and surplus capacity at 8% your Federal government should be deficit spending to achieve full employment.

But, because you, wrongly, believe the government can go broke you will wallow in your cognitive dissonance until you go broke. You can’t avoid it because, unlike the Federal government, you cannot create your own sovereign currency.