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Andy Stern takes on America's second deficit Ezra Klein, WashingtonPost -- 12/2/...
by jamess
Comment Count 175 comments on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 04:17 AM PST with 298 Recommends
At least that's what a writer at Alternet thinks, among others ... The tax that could save America from Wall Street The financial transaction tax is simple, fair, widely supported by the public ...
by jamess
Comment Count 234 comments on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 12:27 PM PST with 240 Recommends
This speaks for itself. I've railed about this great counterfactual for a long time. It's not what's said by our so-called elected officials-- both Democratic and Republican , this is very much a ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 162 comments on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 10:47 AM PDT with 225 Recommends
Peter G. Peterson, is the guy far than more than most who has managed to transfer his hatred of paying taxes, into a national fear of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. They ARE the Problem --
by jamess
Comment Count 63 comments on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 09:38 AM PST with 135 Recommends
Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor ...
by DSWright
Comment Count 100 comments on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 10:01 AM PST with 125 Recommends
By Greg Noth, originally published on Next New Deal Taxing speculation would raise revenue and make markets safer for everyone. In January, 11 European countries implemented a Financial ...
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 37 comments on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:40 AM PST with 101 Recommends
Since the onset of the greed-is-good era , and even more so with the clamor over the " fiscal cliff ," some fat cats have been ...
by hungeski
Comment Count 35 comments on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 09:49 PM PST with 89 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 168 comments on Thu Nov 03, 2011 at 11:52 AM PDT with 56 Recommends
by jamess
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 06:14 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
At ProPublica, Jesse Eisinger writes The .03% Solution : The ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 105 comments on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:30 PM PST with 48 Recommends
Increase the Captial Gain Tax Rate -- that's a battle cry that can send the Right Wing World View go spinning off its axis ...
by jamess
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 09:56 AM PST with 39 Recommends
While we're pondering whether to make health care affordable for moderate income Americans, how to keep Medicare and Social Security from bankruptcy, and the peasants are storming the government ...
by tassojunior
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Nov 23, 2009 at 02:38 PM PST with 39 Recommends
I knew there was a reason I liked this guy ... Why Bernie's words echo like a clarion call of times gone past, when fighting for the 'little guy', the 'average schmoe' was more than a slogan -- that ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat May 30, 2015 at 09:47 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
This is a standard rebuttal of any criticism of our capitalist plutocratic system as Russel Brand is finding out in the UK. It is no good goes the argument just pointing out the defects to be valid ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 55 comments on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Economist Dean Baker wants to know, why do we keep sticking it to seniors -- those who can least afford to tighten their belts any further? Good Question. Time-mark 2:10 Dean Baker : When were ...
by jamess
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 02:52 PM PST with 37 Recommends
The I.R.S. reports that in 2007, that is, before the economic crisis, the top 0.1 percent of taxpayers — roughly speaking, people with annual incomes over $2 million — had a combined ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 02:42 AM PST with 36 Recommends
It's just that they don't know what yet. The possibilities are endless. Want the GOP House to pay THEIR bills -- well you better make it worth their while. Republicans to Seek Concessions From ...
by jamess
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 09:12 AM PST with 34 Recommends
Would you like to ... Restore our Manufacturing Leadership ? -- by making strong investments in research, development, and application of advanced manufacturing and clean energy technologies ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 07:30 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
What am I looking at? The above chart -- courtesy of Nanex -- "The Rise of the HFT Machines" shows just how much high-frequency trading (HFT) has affected stock market trading volume from January ...
by dave1042
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM PST with 30 Recommends
During the "Progressive Era" of the early 20th century, many states passed laws – up to a complete ban with penalties ...
by hungeski
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM PST with 25 Recommends