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Let's Hold the Rich and Powerful Accountable
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 9:50am | Type: Blog

If respect and compensation were determined by actual performance and contributions to the social good, these folks would be in jail or standing in unemployment lines. Here's ...

I'm a Fraud (and So Are You)
Originally Posted: 05/27/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

I’m coming to terms with the realization that I’m a big, fat fake. But at least I’m in good company. I’m coming to terms with the realization that I’m a big, fat fake. But at lea ...

Banking For the Rest of Us
Originally Posted: 04/10/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Stacy Mitchell Banking used to be an agreement between neighbors, not a transaction between chairmen of the board. It's time for a n ...

Down and Outraged
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Shefa Siegel A dispatch from the shrinking middle class. FOR A PERSON from the educated middle class who is g ...

Why I Love Credit Unions
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The bigger the financial corporation, the quicker your dollar exits your community. I final ...

The "Un-Economy"
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

In an international meeting last week with economists, business executives, non-profit organizational leaders, and theologians, my colleague Stewart Wallis of the New Economics Institute succinctly su ...

#Occupy D.C., October 6, 2011
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Produced by Cathleen Falsani for Sojourners/God's Politics Photos by Heather Wilson and Carrie Adams/Sojourners Music by Jason Harrod (used with express permission from the artist) ...

Basketball Underdogs: The Afghanistan National Team
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The Olympics is the greatest representation of national athletic pride. The Olympics is the greatest representation of national athletic pride. Somehow every couple of years, patr ...

Dear Candidate: Talk About Your Goals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> It's midterm election time. How are ...

U.S. Deficit Problem = U.S. Health Care Cost Problem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. As economist Marcellus Andrews argues in Taming the Beast in the Au ...

Stark Inequality, Bad Economic Policy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

As is pretty universally agreed by economists and (these days) ignored by many politicians -- who seem determined to run on a Herbert Hoover platform -- in the short term, the government must and ...

Finance Reform a Historic Accomplishment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Last evening, the U.S. Senate passed a financial regulatory reform bill by a 59-39 vote, including four Republicans. Last evening, the U.S. Senate passed a financial regulatory re ...

Video: Colbert Interviews Elizabeth Warren on Financial Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Stephen Colbert does the second best interview in recent memory with economist, passionate advocate for consumer protection, and veteran Sunday school teacher Elizabeth Warren. Second best, that is, ...

Leveling the Playing Field
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Jeannie Choi Dr. Elizabeth Warren -- head of Congress's TARP watchdog a ...

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Give the global-South anti-corruption activist a fighting chance. Many of us donate money t ...

A Love Letter from the Pope
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger In July, Pope Benedict wrote you a love letter. Like all love letters, it’s worth savoring. ...

Long Live Gravity
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Smart people concocted a fantasy empire based on investing in other people’s debt. The he ...

A Paper God
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Goudzwaard How the out-of-control buying and selling of money led to our current crisis. Commentators have ...

Ethical Banks Do a World of Good
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Joey Ager Amidst the news of global market collapse, 11 of the world’s leading ethical banks met for the first time in March to form the ...

From Anxiety and Greed to Milk and Honey
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Brueggemann Biblical faith invites us out of self-destruction toward God's generosity and abundance. ...

We're in This Together
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Chuck Collins As our economy continues to decline, "common security clubs" are one way people can support each other and take ac ...

A Pastoral Strategy for Hard Times
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis What is the responsibility of Christians? Many Americans are angry about this financial crisis, an ...

Nightmare on Wall Street
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Wall Street's collapse is the logical consequence of the economic philosophy that governs America. ...

Where the Heart Is
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:48am | Type: Magazine Article

G. Jeffrey MacDonald Socially responsible investing has morphed into a $2 trillion mainstream industry. In the ...

Whom Do You Serve?
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Marva J. Dawn A biblical framework for understanding money's grip on us -- and how to break free. Why doe ...

From Charity to Investment
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 11:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Katharine M. Preston How community-based investing transforms individuals - and religious institutions. The Fi ...

Jesus' New Economy of Grace
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers The biblical vision of Sabbath economics. The Hebrew Bible's vision of Sabbath economics cont ...