Economy

  • Seattle and the global justice struggle

    The protests against a World Trade Organization summit 10 years ago became a rallying point for a left-wing revival in the U.S. and around the globe.

  • Hungry in the world's richest country

    The number of Americans vulnerable to hunger grew sharply to 49 million in 2008--or about one in every six men, women and children living in the U.S.

  • A crisis made by neoliberalism

    The authors of a new book talk about the factors that led to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

  • The banksters plot their next robbery

    Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms are looking forward to a bonus orgy for executives this year--supposedly for a job well done.

  • Crashing the bankers' party

    The American Bankers Association got an angry reception in Chicago from workers, homeowners and activists fed up with bailouts for banks.

  • A desert for jobs and no end in sight

    With the unemployment system mostly automated, the number of people in the office wasn't big. But their problems were.

  • A decade of losses for working families

    Even before the recession, U.S. workers were losing ground rapidly--and if current trends continue, the future looks more difficult than ever.

  • Betting on our deaths

    Wall Street has come up with a new investment scheme involving life insurance that is essentially a bet people will die "on time" or earlier than expected.

  • From crash to recovery?

    The U.S. economy is apparently growing again, but the problems that led to last year's financial panic remain--and workers' suffering is getting worse.

  • Fighting for housing justice

    Residents of Seattle's Tent City III and Nickelsville are resisting moves to evict them--even as the city refuses to offer real help to the homeless.

  • The recovery is here! (for Wall Street, that is)

    The mainstream news is filled with happy talk about economic recovery--but that's not the reality for those of us who aren't Wall Street executives.

  • The other real estate bubble

    The crisis in commercial real estate is getting attention in Congress--but property developers are exactly the people who don't deserve help.

  • Hit hardest by the jobs crisis

    The government's June jobs report shows there's no end of economic misery in sight for workers--and some groups are feeling the pain even more sharply.

  • A tale of two cities

    There are two Seattles--one for the wealthy few and another for the vast majority of people who barely scrape by, and sometimes not even that.

  • How the other 0.000003 percent lives

    An examination of the 10 richest Americans reveals a rogue's gallery of serial polluters, budget-slashers, CIA contractors, union-busters and right-wing nuts.

  • Right back where we started

    Anything that once provided an illusion of safety for autoworkers is vanishing--so we either we rise up together, or no one walks away with a living wage.

  • The stress test charade

    The Obama administration announced the results of its "stress tests" of big banks--but there were plenty of problems with the triumphant conclusions.

  • Can Obama's policies fix the economy?

    The pressure is on the Obama administration to make its plans for economic recovery work--but the deeper question is: Work for who?

  • Two tiered for too long

    When the government demands more concessions from GM and Chrysler, we all know where the cuts will come from.

  • Summit with no answers

    The Group of 20 meeting of the world's biggest economic powers in London was a failure even before it began.

  • Still waiting for help

    Among the 1,000 people who stood in line for jobs at a new Chicago hotel, there were countless stories about how workers are taking the brunt of the crisis.

  • How the great AIG heist was pulled off

    Those executive bonuses aren't the biggest scandal at AIG--the company has quietly become a vehicle for siphoning taxpayer dollars to the biggest banks.

  • AIGreed

    They crashed the Wall Street casino with their reckless gambling, but that isn't stopping the titans of high finance from awarding themselves huge bonuses.

  • Doublespeak of the discredited

    The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are using the international economic crisis to return to the limelight.

  • Has the economy gone over the edge?

    The great American jobs wipeout continues with no end in sight, as the financial meltdown continues and the entire world economy unravels.