fiscal cliff

We're Tumbling Over an Inequity Cliff

This week’s fiscal cliff deal codifies the absurd notion that the super rich and the working poor are the same. In so doing, it prevents us from really fixing our racial caste system.

We Can't Fix Our Economy Without Confronting White Supremacy

Current fiscal policy has hardened a racial caste system in the U.S. And if we won’t name it, we can’t fix it.

Obama: Right-To-Work Laws Mean 'Right To Work For Less Money' [Video]

President Barack Obama visited the Detroit Diesel Corp. plant Monday to build support for his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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