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There was a steady stream of post office customers dropping off mail including their tax forms at the Pembroke Pines, Fla., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The post office placed signs on the mail boxes to inform patrons about times. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
June 6, 2014 | Smart Charts

When it comes to financing the public sector, who bears the burden is the crucial question. Continue reading

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June 6, 2014 | Perspectives

It turns out, we can and California has a system worth emulating. Continue reading

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, student teacher Franchesca Moreno, 21, reads to Andreanna Thomas, 6, right, and Alana Cawthon, upper left, at Bennett Park Montessori School in Buffalo, NY. (AP Photo)
June 6, 2014 | Blog

If the government closed loopholes that allow companies to stash profits in tax havens, we could collect $65 billion in taxes each year. Here’s what that money could do for our country. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part two of his interview, economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate tax abuse has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winner has a plan to change that. Watch part one of Bill’s interview with Stiglitz » Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, Joseph E. Stiglitz talks about how growing up in Gary, Indiana inspired him to become an economist. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate abuse of our tax system has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winning economist has a plan to change that. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Charleston resident Anoa Changa stands next to her stock of bottled water. (Photo: David Stephenson/In These Times).
June 4, 2014 | The Poverty Line

Charleston residents have no reason to believe their water is safe today. Continue reading

John Oliver discussing Net neutrality on "Last Week Tonight"
June 2, 2014 | Perspectives

“The cable companies have figured out the great truth of America: If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring.” Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 2, 2014 | Blog

Not only will the new regulations help America reduce emissions domestically, they will bring the international community closer to a climate action plan. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates headshot
June 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

What is this Atlantic journalist asking white people to do when it comes to the past treatment of African-Americans? Coates answers in this clip. Continue reading

College Community Shooting
May 31, 2014 | On Democracy

The same story unfolds around each new mass shooting. When will the cycle be broken? Continue reading

Joshua Collins, 24, demonstrates outside the Burger King restaurant where he works during a protest calling for higher wages and a worker's union, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Atlanta. AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 30, 2014 | Perspectives

Our ‘leaders’ today are aggressively enthroning themselves and their ilk as the potentates of our economic, governmental and social systems and snuffing out the light of egalitarianism. Continue reading

Large sections of pipe are shown on a neighboring property to Julia Trigg Crawford family farm Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Sumner Texas. Oil has long lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across the Texas landscape, a symbiosis nurtured by generations and built on an unspoken honor code that allowed agriculture to thrive while oil was extracted. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 30, 2014 | What We're Reading

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the project is riddled with shoddy workmanship. Continue reading

An Occupy Los Angeles protester holds a sign as he walks down the steps during a rally in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. About 100 protesters, chiefly a coalition of labor unions, gathered Thursday morning outside the Bank of America tower on Hope and 3rd streets and marched in a circle chanting "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 30, 2014 | Blog

The richest 10 percent of people in the world hold 86 percent of the world’s wealth. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 30, 2014 | Moyers & Company

You know those people who always take and never give back? Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says that’s exactly how many of our top corporations are behaving, by paying virtually no taxes whatsoever. Continue reading

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