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Prison in California

Why Prisons Thrive Even When Budgets Shrink

Who says government can’t do anything?

by Mike Konzcal and Bryce Covert

Don’t despair that a stalwart New Deal liberal is retiring; celebrate the arrival of a new generation of populist movements and the ascendant wing of the Democratic Party.
Posted Sep 24 2014 - 10:59am
The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.
Posted Sep 24 2014 - 1:08pm
What if, instead of accepting a future of climate catastrophe and private profits, we decide to change everything?
Posted Sep 16 2014 - 5:34pm

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Detroit Water Protest

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us.

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

San Diego

Since June, San Diego and Los Angeles have passed a trio of minimum wage increases. Which city will be next?

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Venture capitalists and for-profit firms are salivating over the exploding $788.7 billion market in K-12 education. What does this mean for public school students?

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