Fiscal Cliff

Never Mind the Fiscal Cliff, the 'Reverse Subsidy' Is the Real Crisis

by Imara Jones on Dec 11, 2012 10:19AM

Imara Jones argues that the core problem with how government taxes and spends is that the poor are actually the ones subsidizing the rich.

Topics: Fiscal Cliff, Economy

What's Really at Stake as We Stare Down the Fiscal Cliff [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee, Imara Jones on Dec 6, 2012 09:24am

Fiscal policy can be confusing, all the more so when everyone's spinning misinformation. So Hatty Lee and Imara Jones offer a visual explanation of this latest debate.

How Bernie Sanders' Tax Plan Can Close the Huge Racial Wealth Gap

by Imara Jones on Dec 5, 2012 10:02AM

Neither party's proposal for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" will truly deal with the inequity our tax policy built over the past 30 years. It's time to listen to the independent senator from Vermont.

Topics: Fiscal Cliff, Economy

On Race and Taxes, Both Parties Insist Upon Speaking No Evil

by Imara Jones on Nov 30, 2012 9:33AM

The debate over taxes is and has always been a proxy for one about racial inequity. And we've never been able to admit it.

Topics: Fiscal Cliff, Economy

Obama Wins Re-Election--and Faces a Hard, Scary Fiscal Fight

by Imara Jones on Nov 7, 2012 10:01AM

Without action, a new doomsday for the American economy--and those stuck at its margins--is only seven weeks away.

Topics: Fiscal Cliff, Economy, 2012 Election, Second Term

The Fed's Bombshell: Our Economy's Dead Until Congress Creates Jobs

by Imara Jones on Aug 12, 2011 9:37AM

After months of debate over the nation's debt, the central bank's unprecedented interest rates announcement this week was entirely about the jobs crisis. The subtext was clear: politics, not economics stand in the way of recovery.

Topics: Fiscal Cliff, Economy, Jobs Crisis

It's Time to Lift the Debt Burden Wall Street Loaded Onto Our Backs

by Kai Wright on Jul 21, 2011 9:30AM

Banks have spent tens of millions trying to protect a predatory financial industry from accountability. There could be no more essential fight than making sure they don't get their money's worth.

Topics: Fiscal Cliff, Kai Wright, Economy