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Inequality and the American Child (Project Syndicate)
Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz says the impact of economic inequality in the U.S. is even stronger on its children, who could be protected through the right policy changes.
Taxpayers Could be Liable Again for Bank Blunders (CBS News)
Erik Sherman speaks to Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal about the modification to Dodd-Frank built into the spending bill. Mike says the changes come straight from the banks.
Progressives Just Lost a Fight on the Budget. So Why Are They So Happy? (TAP)
Paul Waldman suggests that GOP control of Congress is liberating to the more progressive Democrats, because they no longer have to compromise to pass Democratic legislation.
The Year in Inequality: Racial Disparity Can No Longer Be Ignored (AJAM)
Ned Resnikoff says solving American economic inequality will prove impossible without acknowledging the racial disparities brought on largely by inheritance and homeownership.
Economic Recovery Spreads to the Middle Class (NYT)
Nelson D. Schwartz says the U.S. economy is showing its very first signs of the wage gains that will be needed for the economic recovery to reach the middle class.
Even With a GOP Congress, Obama Could Still Defend American Workers. Here’s How. (In These Times)
David Moberg puts together a list of ten items that the president could accomplish using the Department of Labor, in particular by strongly enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act.