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A $67 Billion Victory for Students
by David Bollierposted Apr 01, 2010
- The student loan program was socializing risks and privatizing profits. New legislation will let students skip the corporate middlemen.
Immigrants on the Trail of Dreams
posted Mar 26, 2010
- Four undocumented students are walking from Miami to Washington, D.C., risking deportation to tell the stories of immigrants living in the shadows.
Goodbye, Granny D
by Rob Richieposted Mar 22, 2010
- Remembering the inspiring life of Doris Haddock, a great-grandmother from New Hampshire who decided, at age 88, to take a stand (and a very long walk) to protect democracy.
Where Are Latinos in a Future Multiracial Society?
by Raúl Quiñones-Rosadoposted Mar 22, 2010
- The U.S. Census and other institutions fail to recognize a unique Latino racial identity. If we are to have a future as a truly multiracial society, this has to change.
The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks
by Ellen Brownposted Mar 17, 2010
- The momentum toward creating state-owned banks is increasing as more states look for ways to bypass Wall Street, balance their budgets, and get local economies moving.
A Second Opinion on Health Care
by Ken Fabertposted Mar 15, 2010
- In medicine, it's a time-honored tactic to obtain a second opinion if the diagnosis is unclear or if the therapy isn't working. Physician Ken Fabert went to New Zealand to experience another possible way of providing health care to America's uninsured.
Financial Transactions Tax: A Little Tax on the Big Casino
by Tanya Dawkinsposted Mar 09, 2010
- The Center for Economic and Policy Research estimates that an FTT of only one-half of one percent would generate at least $60 billion to $100 billion dollars in the United States alone.
The Oscar for Best Voting System Goes To...
by Rob Richieposted Mar 05, 2010
- There's a new method for choosing Best Picture this year: instant runoff voting, a system that would also make political elections more fair.
Just the Facts: Race-Based Economics
by Doug Pibelposted Mar 04, 2010
- We've made meaningful progress toward embracing our cultural diversity in the United States. But we've got a long way to go before we clean up the economic fallout from years of institutional racism.
Chicago Ward Tries Citizen Budgeting
by Jeff Raderstrongposted Feb 26, 2010
- In a city with a history of corruption and lack of transparency, one elected official is restoring meaning to the term “public funds.”
Protecting Workers, Not Corporations
by Mark Englerposted Feb 25, 2010
- Amid the disappointments of Obama's first year in office is one bright spot: a Department of Labor that stands up for workers' rights.
Beyond Tea Party Politics
by Altaf Rahamatullaposted Feb 22, 2010
- Oregon residents voted to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy to help fund programs that assist low and middle-income families.
Time to Tax Financial Speculation
by Sarah Andersonposted Feb 09, 2010
- Activists, celebrities, and business leaders are uniting behind a proposal that would discourage speculative gambling.
A Green and Fair Recovery
by Yvonne Liuposted Feb 04, 2010
- If equity factors prominently into the equation, an expanded green economy has tremendous potential to positively transform our communities, sustain the environment, and lift the quality of all our lives. But this won’t happen by chance.
The True State of the Union
posted Jan 28, 2010
- Friends of YES! Magazine turn the president's address into a conversation about what it will really take to build a more perfect union.