Opinion

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Job growth the key to avoiding fiscal disaster

The media is absorbed now with trying to decide how close President Obama and House Republicans are to a deal that would avoid the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year.

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Caterpillar capitalism triumphs

Machinists at Caterpillar voted to accept the company's contract offer, which included the same give backs as the one they rejected some four months ago.

Why we need a massive jobs program

Seven years later, the downtown and North Side sections still had pockets of the upwardly mobile, but the hustle and bustle had definitely diminished.

Raising taxes on the rich works for everyone

Piketty and Saez joined with MIT's Stefanie Stantcheva on a brief article that helps explain why raising taxes on a nation's rich creates economies that work for everyone.

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Romney scandal worse than it seems

Defenders of Mitt Romney say his refusal to release tax returns and his stashing money overseas are nothing more than what most people would do.

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New Study: Romney tax plan would kill 800,000 jobs

Mitt Romney's tax plan would reward companies for exporting more U.S. jobs as well as encouraging the firms to duck taxes.

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Capitalism is an irrational system

What explains this attachment to policies that leave the U.S. and Europe in stagnation and could well throw the world into a deep depression?

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Is Obama's TPP trade deal worse than NAFTA?

The campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement is picking up steam. TPP FTA is aimed at a tariff-free pacific rim, backed up by an extreme intellectual property rights protection agenda.

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Snapshots of the super rich and the rest of us

CEO pay at America's seven largest banks averaged 100 times the median U.S. household income in 1989 -- and over 500 times that median in 2007.

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Native Americans left out of economic recovery, as always

For urban Native Americans, the jobless rate averages around 48 percent. In general, Indian Country is in a permanent depression even when the national economy is on the upswing.

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