In yesterday's post, I pointed out that the Reformocon tax proposal provides less benefits to traditional families with stay-at-home parents than dual-earner families. Not mentioned in yesterday's...
January 23, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
$4.6 billion. According to the analysis of Americans for Financial Reform, that’s the amount the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has returned to over 12 million Americans who have been harmed by...
January 23, 2015 | Amy Traub
Much of the buildup to President Obama’s State of the Union address made it sound as if he was going to read chapter and verse from French economist Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st...
January 22, 2015 | Michael Winship
One of the interesting critiques of recent child-related tax proposals coming from the Right is that it penalizes families that want to have stay-at-home parents (I, II, III). These critiques are...
January 22, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Today marks five years since the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United decision--and perhaps nothing tells the story of the results better than a New York Times article from yesterday called "'...
January 21, 2015 | Adam Lioz
The Washington Post  and the New York Times picked up a Southern Education Foundation report abou
January 21, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Today, Obama will deliver the State of the Union address, which will focus on inequality, which he has previously called, “the defining issue of our time,” and which was recently highlighted by a...
January 20, 2015 | Sean McElwee
On the day before the fifth anniversary of Citizens United, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, which asks whether a rule that prohibits candidates for...
January 20, 2015 | Seth Endo