Opinion

Eight keys to address the deficit

Labor leader Richard Trumka provides eight critical points to address the deficit in testimony to the White House National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Closing the racial wealth gap

Racial wage gap between black and white workers is shrinking, but the all-class gap between black and white is growing.

Sanctions against China?

I fail to see how trade sanctions on Chinese manufacturing will do much to help U.S. workers and jobs - but the rise of labor in China could do just that.

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Public spending at issue as G-20 meets

TORONTO - The G-8/G-20 summit here this week could determine the future of global economic recovery, as the U.S. and Europe take opposing positions on spending and budget cuts.

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Finance reform takes a swipe at “swipe fees”

Have you ever walked into a neighborhood restaurant, with only your debit card in hand, ready to order lunch for $7.95, but are stopped by the handwritten sign next to the cash register: credit cards, $15 minimum.

Why BP’s U.S. operations should be nationalized - now

Stopping the spill, and beginning recovery, is beyond the capacity of a private corporation.

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The TARP and the deficit hawks

WASHINGTON (PAI)--When politicians demand the public do something because of the dictates of financial markets, it is best to hold on to your wallet.

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DOL official: Economy ‘not normal,’ recovery way too long

WASHINGTON (PAI) -- The current economy is "not normal," unemployment affects different groups of people than it did before, and the recovery - in terms of the joblessness numbers - will take longer than it did in prior slumps, the Labor Department's top economist says.

An idea whose time has come

A new political and economic model, a new New Deal, is urgently needed, but the tycoons of finance are not about to yield their power - it will take a series of struggles.

What the economic conversation needs to be about

The focus on "fiscal responsibility" conceals the real causes of the crisis, and if we don't address those we don't have a snowball's chance in hell of lifting workers out of the quicksand.

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