Harold Meyerson

04/23/2015 - 1:09pm

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has kicked off her presidential campaign making all the right noises. Trouping around Iowa with a handful of aides (and a media scrum that could fill Yankee Stadium), she has focused, however hazily, on the scourge of economic inequality and the concomitant plutocratization of...

03/12/2015 - 7:09pm

    From the 1940s through the 1980s, back when the mob ran Las Vegas's casinos, the essence of the city's economy was the skim. Before the day's take was tallied, the counting room guys skimmed off a certain percentage for the care and feeding of...

03/05/2015 - 7:42pm

    In 2008, The New York Times' great (and now former) labor reporter Steven Greenhouse authored a book titled "The Big Squeeze." The squeeze in question, of course, was the increasing economic pressure on America's middle and working classes...

02/26/2015 - 5:07pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is giving chutzpah a bad name.

    Over the past several weeks, Netanyahu has aligned himself and his cause with the Republican...

02/19/2015 - 9:29pm

    "The Gilded Age was not a golden age," says Tom Perez,the U.S. labor secretary. "America works best when employers and employees work together" - as they did not during the Gilded Age of the late 19th century and have not during the neo-...

02/12/2015 - 4:53pm

    "Envy economics" - that's how Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, characterized the budget that President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on Monday.

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