Stories by Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and a professor at Brandeis University's Heller School. His latest book is Debtors' Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility. He writes columns for the Huffington Post, the Boston Globe and the New York Times international edition.  subscribe to Robert Kuttner's feed

Posted on: Dec 18, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

Trump's win was both a perfect storm and the culmination of long-term trends.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2016, Source: The American Prospect

The decline of the white working class and the rise of the Tea Party and Donald Trump.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2014, Source: Huffington Post

If only the world were running out of oil and gas.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: The Huffington Post

Not much has changed in the six years after the financial collapse, as the rich get richer and good jobs are hard to find.

Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: Knopf Publishing

Working families are sandbagged by the mortgage debt and, retirees can’t get decent returns on their investments.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2011, Source: Huffington Post

Don't fall for another attempt to balance the hard-right with centrism that undermines progressive values and causes.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

If events turn critical again and we face a repeat risk of the seizing up of financial markets as in the fall of 2008, the president will need to make a fateful decision.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2011, Source: Huffington Post

The real solutions to our problems lie beyond what is currently deemed thinkable in mainstream politics.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010, Source: Huffington Post

Obama has signaled that he might include Social Security cuts as part of a grand deficit-reduction deal. If that occurs, expect civil war among the Democrats.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Progressives must move from disillusion to action and offer the kind of political movement and counter-narrative that the President should have been leading.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2010, Source: Huffington Post

If Obama can smoke out Republican ideas, most voters will notice that they agree with him more than they agree with John Boehner and the GOP.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Congress will either cut government outlay before a full economic recovery, or increase public spending and put Americans back to work. Much depends on Obama's leadership.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010, Source: Huffington Post

Obama is giving too much attention to deficit-reduction, and not enough to jobs.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Imagine how much more reform we could get if Obama clearly weighed in on behalf of David rather than Goliath.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

If the Senate Democratic Leadership can resist the snake oil of a bipartisan deal, the bill will probably get stronger as it works its way through Congress.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2010, Source: Chelsea Green Publishing

The Treasury Department is caught between two opposite and incompatible goals: It must maximize bank earnings while simultaneously diverting the housing market's nosedive.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Obama seems to be determined to give bipartisanship one more shot, hoping he can smooth out GOP obstruction to his agenda.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Obama knows he needs to be more populist when it comes to the banks, though it remains to be seen how hard he'll fight.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Bernanke's defeat would be a repudiation of President Obama's close alliance with Wall Street -- but it would be extremely salutary for him and for the public.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2009, Source: Bill Moyers Journal

Could a crushing defeat on health reform teach Democrats to stop prioritizing corporate interests?