Economy

Could This Be the Biggest Blow Yet to Uber’s Business Model?

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

Michelle Chen

How Andrew Cuomo Sold Out New York City Renters to a Pack of Wealthy Landlords

As protesters camp out in Albany to demand better protections for renters, lawmakers cop out on their consituents with a lukewarm rent regulation agreement.

Sarah Jaffe

Shouldn’t Home Care Workers Earn a Living Wage?

Massachusetts’s disability and senior care workers just got a major pay raise.

Michelle Chen

Focus on the Sharing Economy

Uber and the Taxi Industry’s Last Stand

What the rise of the app-based cab service says about the future of work in America

Jon Liss

What the Sharing Economy Takes

Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous—and evoke a fantasy of community in an atomized population.

Doug Henwood

Could This Be the Biggest Blow Yet to Uber’s Business Model?

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

Michelle Chen

Special Report

No Matter Who Wins, 2016 Will Be All About the Bankers

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will face off in the presidential race—but the real battle will be between the billionaires backing them.
Nomi Prins

It’s happening. As expected, dynastic politics is prevailing in campaign 2016. After a tease about as long as Hillary’s, Jeb Bush (aka Jeb!) officially announced his presidential bid last week. Ultimately, the two of them will fight it out for the White House, while the nation’s wealthiest influencers will back… Continue Reading >

Activists Unite

Tell Apple to Protect Its Workers From Dangerous Chemicals

Included among the hundreds of chemicals used in electronics manufacturing in China are known carcinogens and reproductive toxins.

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