Free Book: “The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive”

By Dean Baker Progressives need a fundamentally new approach to politics. They have been losing not just because conservatives have so much more money and power, but also because they have accepted the conservatives’ framing of political debates. They have accepted a framing where conservatives want market outcomes whereas liberals want the government to intervene […]

Evidence of Class Warfare: CEO Pay vs. Worker Pay

Editor’s Note: Some low-information right-wing commenters believe that the policy-engineered transfer of wealth from the middle and working class to the affluent class over the last several decades is not class warfare, but talking about it is. As the Occupy Wall Street sign says, “They Only Call it Class War When We Fight Back.”

Revolting Tax Breaks for the Rich

Editor’s Note: As you read these examples of how the rich routinely avoid paying their fair share of taxes  by gaming the reduced agricultural assessment available in most states, keep in mind how fiercely many states are going after public employees — their unions and their pensions — as the root of all fiscal evil. “Michael Dell, […]