Dean Baker for Truthout: Republicans are up in arms against making it easier for workers to save for individual retirements. The GOP is rigging the system to transfer tens of billions of dollars a year from ordinary workers to their rich friends.
Ordinary US taxpayers are subsidizing excessive CEO pay through a variety of channels. These five reforms could help end these perverse incentives for executive excess.
Marisa Lagos covers state politics for the San Francisco Chronicle, focusing on the Legislature, elections, prisons, crime, and more. She also authors a weekly column, Capitol Notebook.