Harold Meyerson

09/25/2014 - 11:52am

    The fight to increase Americans' stagnant incomes is, at long last, growing more serious. This week, with the explicit backing of the House Democratic Caucus, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the Budget Committee, is introducing a bill that would prompt corporations to reward...

06/09/2014 - 1:10am

    For Democrats who want their party to meet the needs of working Americans - not just split the difference between Wall Street and everybody else - last weekend's party convention in New York provides a ray of hope.

    Except - bewilderment alert! - it wasn't a...

06/02/2014 - 12:30am

    Who lost Europe?

    Okay, Europe isn't lost - merely home to a growing number of neo-fascists. The elections to the European Parliament still gave roughly 70 percent of the seats to parties of the center-right and center-left. But most of the rest of that body will...

05/26/2014 - 5:07pm

    The standard argument - really, the only argument - against raising the minimum wage is that it will lead to job loss. The argument is beloved by die-hard opponents of raising the wage because it provides them with a veneer, however flimsy, of concern about the welfare of the working poor.

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05/18/2014 - 11:28pm

    Sometimes a throwaway sentence, a passage not intended to make a major point, ends up telling a great deal more than the author intended. One such passage popped up in a recent Wall Street Journal story that documented U.S. corporations' scramble to buy overseas companies and thereby shift their legal...

05/08/2014 - 8:53pm

    It's all well and good that Ukraine wants to retain its independence, but business is business. The Western democracies may be divided on how best to deter Russia from taking over the Ukrainian east, but the multinational corporations of every nation seem to have come to consensus - effortlessly,...

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