Economy

China’s Meltdown Goes Deeper Than the Stock Market

The market’s volatility hurts share prices, but the turbulence in China’s real economy has plunged workers into poverty and fatal risks on the job.

Michelle Chen

Longer Hours, More Stress, No Extra Pay: It’s Not Just Amazon, It’s the Modern Workplace

It may look like more and more workers are workaholics. In fact, they are just powerless.

Bryce Covert

There’s a Solution to Homelessness. Why Aren’t We Funding It?

A story of why we need Housing First.

James Abro

Special Report

Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Investment in Prison Reform Failed. Why Do They Consider It a Success?

This is why we shouldn’t expect a financial return on social programs.
Michelle Chen

You probably haven’t heard of “social-impact bonds,” but policymakers are already placing their bets on this complicated investment vehicle. Inspired by the market logic that can turn your risk into someone else’s reward, a social-impact bond is a financing mechanism that enables a private investor to front money to fund… Continue Reading >

The Score

What Amazon Didn’t Understand About Overwork

Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you… slower.

Bryce Covert

How the Rich Can Keep Their Homes, Businesses, Artwork, and Wealth Tax-Free—Forever

Dynasty trusts enable the wealthy to control their assets even beyond the grave.

Mike Konczal

The Stealthy Way Employers Keep Women Out of the Workforce

In the 21st century, the worker is still assumed to be a man.

Bryce Covert

Activists Unite

Tell the 2016 Presidential Candidates: Refuse Donations From Fossil-Fuel Companies

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