Here are two articles which may be of interest:
Debt Relief and Regulation
By Mike Whitney
Confidence is not built on inspiring oratory or personal charisma, but concrete actions to reestablish a rules-based system that penalizes crooks and fraudsters. Recovery isn't possible without a strong commitment to these basic changes.
Middle-class Values - Righting the Reagan Tilt
There is not a single individual in the middle class - and that includes most of us - who has not benefited from the achievements of labor unions in setting standards for wages, hours, and fringe benefits and in general protecting the rights of workers.