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Monbiot Grills Shell Oil CEO: Is There Any Investment You Would Not Make on Ethical Grounds?  

Monbiot Grills Shell Oil CEO: Is There Any Investment You Would Not Make on Ethical Grounds?
By George Monbiot, Monbiot.com
Shell will pour big money into alternative energy when more lucrative opportunities are blocked. Where is the government brave enough to block them? Read more »

 

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Republicans Fight Obama's Stimulus Plan, Fearing Its Success Will Mean Years of Political Oblivion  

Republicans Fight Obama's Stimulus Plan, Fearing Its Success Will Mean Years of Political Oblivion

For Republicans, one lesson of the New Deal is that it left the Democrats firmly in power for more than 20 years. Read more »

Obama to Continue Bush's Tax-Cutting Orgy?  

Obama to Continue Bush's Tax-Cutting Orgy?

Who can seriously argue that a family still earning an income of up to $200,000 is enduring such economic hardship that it, too, needs a tax cut? Read more »

Was Our Whole Economy One Giant Ponzi Scheme?  

Was Our Whole Economy One Giant Ponzi Scheme?

Like those Bilked by Madoff, we too thought our retirement funds were growing miraculously, but ours was an illusion fueled by debt rather than fraud. Read more »

Financial Meltdown Provides Final Verdict on Reaganomics  

Financial Meltdown Provides Final Verdict on Reaganomics

The economic meltdown may finally have ended the era that began when Ronald Reagan became President. Read more »

This Looks Like the Start of a Second Great Depression  

This Looks Like the Start of a Second Great Depression

Will we act swiftly and boldly enough to stop it from happening? Read more »

Poverty Reduction? Try a New Economic Vision for the U.S.  

Poverty Reduction? Try a New Economic Vision for the U.S.

We need a vision of what Robert F. Kennedy called a "bond of common fate" in a new framework for advancing economic and social policy. Read more »

Obama's Perilous Compromise with Wall Street Looters  

Obama's Perilous Compromise with Wall Street Looters

President Obama has made a bad mistake: Instead of cracking down on serial looters and complicit regulators, he plans to reward them. Read more »

Why Big Finance Is Laughing All the Way to the Bank  

Why Big Finance Is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

Instead of making loans to help the economy, they're shoring up their own finances and buying up their competitors. Read more »

As the  

As the "New Economy" Crashes, to What Degree Will Mainstream Economists Change Their Stripes?

These days, establishment defectors from the doctrine of market fundamentalism are growing in number. Read more »

Shopaholics, Big Spenders and People in Debt, Getting Smacked by Economic Reality  

Shopaholics, Big Spenders and People in Debt, Getting Smacked by Economic Reality

This is the season for how-did-we-go broke books, stories of shopping hangovers and life ripped down to the basics. Read more »

News Flash: Americans Still Like Unions!  

News Flash: Americans Still Like Unions!

Most Americans support the labor movement despite loads of anti-union corporate propaganda. Read more »

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What a Better Stimulus Bill Would Look Like  

What a Better Stimulus Bill Would Look Like

What could Obama have proposed instead of tax cuts? Some very quick examples. Read more »

How Obama Can Fix Another Bush Disaster: The War on Workers  

How Obama Can Fix Another Bush Disaster: The War on Workers

It is up to Obama to help undo the damage eight years of George Bush did to American workers. Read more »

Krugman on Obama's Massive Tax Cuts Plan: 'Bad News'  

Krugman on Obama's Massive Tax Cuts Plan: 'Bad News'

Paul Krugman worries that President-elect Obama is relying too much on tax cuts in his stimulus plan in an effort to appease Republicans. Read more »

Rep. Hoyer Says Employee Free Choice Act Will Pass In 'Early Spring'  

Rep. Hoyer Says Employee Free Choice Act Will Pass In 'Early Spring'

People have been worried about how committed Democratic leaders are to passing the bill. Hoyer set everyone straight this morning. Read more »

 

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