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Occupy Wall Street, the 2012 election and the problem of income inequality in America

Occupy Wall Street has big plans. But what should the protesters be talking about? Deciding who’s to blame for inequality might be a place to start.

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Romney, doing damage control, says he supports the safety net for the poor. But does he?

Mitt Romney attempted to walk back his claim that he’s “not concerned” about the very poor Tuesday, by promising to keep the safety net “strong and able.” But his plan, it turns out, would do the opposite — cutting food stamps and raising taxes on working Americans.

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Working class voters remain cold to Mitt Romney. Is his tax plan to blame?

Exit polls show working class Americans remain cold to Mitt Romney. His recently unveiled tax plan might have something to do with that.

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The Romney tax loophole

A loophole in the tax laws allows private-equity managers like Mitt Romney to treat their compensation as capital gains. It’s legal but it’s a scandal, writes Robert Reich.

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The psychology of Occupy Wall Street, or why we don’t always favor wealth redistribution

A new study explains why some people are opposed to wealth redistribution. But that’s not all that’s going on with protests like Occupy Wall Street and the tea party.

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  Presidentiality: ‘Dr. Keynes’

Republicans have come to revile the famed economist John Maynard Keynes, revealing a rift between how Democrats and the GOP view the economic crisis.

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In Elizabeth Warren, progressives may have found the hero they’ve been seeking

More than any other Democrat, the longtime consumer advocate is offering a compelling narrative about the unfairness of the current economic situation.

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  Presidentiality: ‘Class warfare?’

Republicans are accusing Obama of waging “class warfare.” But America’s fights over class and wages have been much worse — and much bloodier — in years past.

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Debt ceiling agreement guarantees that Bush tax cuts will be major issue in 2012

Democrats will get another chance to re-litigate the fight over tax increases, with the scheduled expiration of the Bush tax cuts at the end of 2012.

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