• 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.

  • Will Obama's housing plan provide relief?

    The administration's $275 billion program to deal with foreclosures is a departure from the do-nothing Bush approach--but it falls short of what's needed.

  • Budget slasher sequel in California

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's state budget will be a crippling blow to working people--at the same time as it diligently protects the interests of the rich.

  • The Detroit 3 are closing in

    U.S. automakers are using government loans as a pretext to eliminate retiree health care costs and pensions--and the UAW is letting them.

  • Why should bankers get more of our money?

    The Obama administration is proposing a new phase in the Wall Street bailout that would transfer yet more billions into the pockets of rich financiers.

  • The end of free trade?

    Despite Barack Obama's criticism of NAFTA on the campaign trail, his administration is seeking to maintain and expand such free-trade deals.

  • Can you afford college?

    For a growing number of people faced with rising tuition and loans drying up, the grim answer to that question is: "Not anymore."

  • The bottom falls out on jobs

    A host of major U.S. corporations, including Home Depot, Caterpillar and Sprint, announced big jobs cuts this week--75,000 in one day alone.

  • The biggest swindle of all

    The scale of Bernie Madoff's $50 billion fraud is staggering, but that shouldn't be allowed to obscure the bigger crimes at the heart of the capitalist system.

  • Will the government take over the banks?

    Citigroup and Bank of America are staggering under a new wave of losses as the deepening recession drags down the financial system.

  • Payday parasites

    The payday loan industry has mushroomed by preying on workers whose shrinking real wages fail to cover rent and put food on the table.

  • $750 billion isn't enough

    Barack Obama's proposed economic stimulus plan is hundreds of billions of dollars short of what's needed--and much of it is misdirected.

  • Intro to Obamanomics looks at who Barack Obama put in charge of economic policy--and what to look for when the administration gets in office.

  • Victims of the "rescue"

    Congressional leaders say their auto bailout is tough on Big Three executives, but autoworkers, not management, will suffer far more.

  • Who caused the great crash of 2008?

    There's no shortage of people to blame for the worsening economic disaster. But the scale of the crisis raises questions about the capitalist system itself.

  • A victim of Wal-Mart's greed

    The death of a worker who was trampled at a Wal-Mart store in Long Island is being blamed on the crowds, but that lets the rightful target off the hook.