Perspectives

  • July 23, 2015
    For those who never get the chance to speak about their lived experiences in public, protest is the only opportunity to make their voices heard.
  • July 22, 2015
    Robert Kuttner writes in The American Prospect that the reforms needed to restore the country's shared prosperity are to the left of all the candidates, including Sanders.
  • July 21, 2015
    This week marks the fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank, the complicated legislation designed to reform Wall Street after the financial crisis. Five years later, the debate still rages.
  • July 20, 2015
    Unfettered capitalism is designed to callously extract money from the most vulnerable and funnel it upward, writes Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges.
  • July 16, 2015
    In the roaring 2000s, just as in the Roaring Twenties, America’s big banks used insured deposits to underwrite their gambling in private securities, and then dumped the securities on their customers.
  • July 10, 2015
    There’s a battle brewing between the burgeoning clean-energy future and the dirty energy sources on which this planet has been running since the Industrial Revolution.
  • July 8, 2015
    The Supreme Court’s recent blessing of Obamacare has precipitated a rush among the nation’s biggest health insurers to consolidate into two or three behemoths.
  • July 6, 2015
    In a recent speech, Klein said our current economic system is both fueling the climate crisis and actively preventing us from taking the necessary actions to avert it.
  • July 3, 2015
    Anyone who thinks social democracy is un-American doesn't know their history, writes historian Harvey J. Kaye.
  • June 29, 2015
    Our movement for democracy, shared prosperity, transparency, honesty, dignity, respect and humanity can only grow.