*+-Kwazi Nkrumah: Overall, Americans are now carrying about $798.3 billion in revolving debt, a type of debt that is almost entirely made up of credit card balances,
*+-Guy Laron: Though protesters in Cairo are clamoring for democracy, the underlying cause of the demonstrations may be the economic plight of the Egyptian middle class, according to historian Guy Laron. In this essay, Laron traces the roots of that economic plight back to the 1952 coup that brought the current military regime to power.
*+-Shamus Cooke: The massive One Nation demonstration in Washington, D.C. proved that unions and other progressive groups can unite under a set of demands. But uniting for one demonstration is not enough.
*+-These articles appeared this week in the LA Progressive