“To see what is in front of one’s nose,” George Orwell famously wrote, “needs a constant struggle.” In front of my nose as I write this is a copy of last Sunday’s New York Times. I have opened it to the business section. Below the fold is one of many Times articles on Thomas Piketty, the French economist and author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which argues that America has entered a second Gilded Age of vast inequality, inherited fortunes, and oligarchic politics, where the shape of public discourse and public policy is determined by a wealthy few.
Vikram Singh, the current Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, will join the Center for American Progress in March, according to the Daily Beast.
Republicans criticized the left wing Center for American Progress at a Thursday Senate hearing for releasing a report that they say misrepresents the findings of studies on crude oil exports.
The Center for American Progress said on Wednesday that an accurate accounting of jobs created by the oil and gas industry requires excluding “indirect jobs” created by it, but the group has included such jobs in its calculations of green energy employment.
A senior fellow for the Center for American Progress on Friday suggested polyandry as a means to boost the earnings of low-income households.
The activist arm of the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Thursday attacked a Swiss bank partially owned by a major CAP donor for allegedly offering tax avoidance advice to U.S. corporations.
A business group run by former Democratic operatives with deep ties to the Obama White House is attempting to sway media coverage of the debate over a federal minimum wage increase.
At least three policy analysts at the Center for American Progress (CAP) are employed at an international consulting firm that has undisclosed foreign clients, posing a significant conflict-of-interest risk for the think tank, according to ethics experts.
The White House’s newest top adviser apologized on Wednesday for comparing House Republicans to members of a notorious suicidal cult after the comment drew fire from congressional Republicans.