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" As we segregate by income into different communities, schools in lower-income areas have fewer resources than ever. "
" Even if there's no way to stop U.S. corporations from shedding their U.S. identities and becoming foreign corporations, there's no reason they should retain the privileges of U.S. citizenship. "
" We need a national infrastructure bank to rebuild our crumbling highways and water and sewer systems, thereby putting additional people back to work. "
" The 'free market' is the product of laws and rules continuously emanating from legislatures, executive departments, and courts. "
" Your most precious possession is not your financial assets. Your most precious possession is the people you have working there, and what they carry around in their heads, and their ability to work together. "
" It is hard to bite the hands that feed you, especially when you are competing for food. "
" Some argue shareholder capitalism has proven more efficient. It has moved economic resources to where they're most productive, and thereby enabled the economy to grow faster. "
" The generosity of the super-rich is sometimes proffered as evidence they're contributing as much to the nation's well-being as they did decades ago when they paid a much larger share of their earnings in taxes. "
" Community colleges are great bargains. They avoid the fancy amenities four-year liberal arts colleges need in order to lure the children of the middle class. "
" It is impossible to fight bullies merely by saying they're going too far. "
" Those who take their money abroad in an effort to avoid paying American taxes should lose their American citizenship. "
" Most financiers, corporate lawyers, lobbyists, and management consultants are competing with other financiers, lawyers, lobbyists, and management consultants in zero-sum games that take money out of one set of pockets and put it into another. "
" You can't inspire people if you are going to be uninspiring. "
" Yes, the rich will find ways to avoid paying more taxes, courtesy of clever accountants and tax attorneys. But this has always been the case, regardless of where the tax rate is set. "
" Evidence suggests jobs are crucial not only to economic well-being but also to self-esteem. "
" On the Republican playing field, Republicans always win. "
" Medical costs are soaring because our health-care system is totally screwed up. Doctors and hospitals have every incentive to spend on unnecessary tests, drugs, and procedures. "
" In reality, most of America's poor work hard, often in two or more jobs. "
" The only way to make sure no bank is too big to fail is to make sure no bank is too big. "
" Standing up to bullies is the hallmark of a civilized society. "
" Average working people need more fresh starts. Big corporations, banks, and Donald Trump need fewer. "
" It's true that redistributing income to the needy is politically easier in a growing economy than in a stagnant one. "
" We do not want to live in a theocracy. We should maintain that barrier and government has no business telling someone what they ought to believe or how they should conduct their private lives. "
" Radical conservatives want to police bedrooms. "
" Official boundaries are often hard to see. If you head north on Woodward Avenue, away from downtown Detroit, you wouldn't know exactly when you left the city and crossed over into Oakland County - except for a small sign that tells you. "
" No company can be expected to build a nuclear reactor, an oil well, a coal mine, or anything else that's one hundred percent safe under all circumstances. The costs would be prohibitive. It's unreasonable to expect corporations to totally guard against small chances of every potential accident. "
" You might say those who can't repay their student debts shouldn't have borrowed in the first place. But they had no way of knowing just how bad the jobs market would become. "
" Bankruptcy laws allow companies to smoothly reorganize, but not college graduates burdened by student loans. "
" If we want corporations to act differently, we have to force them to do so through laws that are fully enforced and through penalties higher than the economic benefits of thwarting the laws. "
" More people are killed by stray bullets every day in America than have been killed by Ebola here. More are dying because of poverty and hunger. "
" America spends a fortune on drugs: more per person than any other nation on earth, even though Americans are no healthier than the citizens of other advanced nations. "