Fiscal Cliff: Wall Street’s Latest Scam

jeffrey immelt

*+-RJ Eskow: The CEOs of America’s largest corporations have banded together to lecture us on the importance of debt reduction. And despite their lack of qualifications and their very obvious self-interest, the media can’t get enough of them.

Protest or Revolution?

john nichols

*+-Nick Capo: Even if the new democracies survive or the power of corrupt plutocrats is counterbalanced again, reformers will need new ideas and better models to prevent decades of suffering for millions, perhaps billions, of people.

Gerard Crashes Tea Party on TV

leo w gerard

*+-Berry Craig: This AFT-card carrying teacher hopes more union officials will take off the gloves and take on tea party brass hats like Gerard did.

Tea Partiers to Kids: Don’t Get Uppity

50s-students

*+-Jim Fuller: One of the overlooked questions that nagged at me until very recently is the fact that most of those who have been bamboozled by right wing propaganda seem entirely unconcerned that their children and grandchildren are being priced out of a college education.

Skewed Wealth Distribution and the Roots of the Economic Crisis

david barber

*+-David Barber: What I do know is that while “social psychology” may have had some small role as a causal factor in the Crash of ’08, it was the actual structure of the American and world economies which brought on the crisis. And if in fact we enter a second round of this Crash, it will not stem from what Dr. Shiller calls a “weakness and vulnerability of confidence,” but will result from the same structural elements of our economy as those that brought on the “first dip.”