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The real public nuisance is the big money that has engulfed our democracy—and mass demonstrations are the only effective way for “real people” to be heard.

In this new video series, Reich takes on corporate influence in the political system and economic inequality in a way that only the former secretary of labor can.

Average Americans are watching their country dissolve in front of them, and it will take grassroots mobilization on both the Left and Right to assess and address the systemic dysfunction of our politics.

Life support for our economy is nowhere close to arriving. One lost decade may have ended, but the next one has likely only begun.

From the first jobless Americans through the Great Depression to the Great Recession of the present moment, the reserve army of labor marches through time.

A conversation with some of the top figures in American philanthropy reveals a shared belief in the power of institutional giving to benefit the most vulnerable among us.

Egyptian workers

The success of the insurgent movements throughout the region correlates well with the strength of organized labor.

The UK rioters know full well that their elites are looters too.

They will get away with it, at least in this life. “They” are the Wall Street usurers, people of a sort condemned in Scripture, who have brought more misery to this nation than we have known since the Great Depression.

"Me? At a foodbank? Reaching for cans of spam? I'm as lily white as they come! And whats even more disturbing is I'm not alone. There are plenty of formerly known as middle class white folks up in here with me."

Blogs

Why we still need a “Freedom Budget for All Americans.”

April 15, 2014

Stephen Black appears on Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss how predators set up shop and grab a cut of their victims’ tax refunds. 

April 14, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel dissects the detachment of the ruling class on MSNBC's All in With Chris Hayes.

February 14, 2014

A new Tumblr at Yale opens up a conversation about class, but what will it take to turn discussion into action?

February 4, 2014

The author of "Why I Make Terrible Decisions" discovers the dark side of Internet fame.

December 11, 2013

The Republican “war on poverty” looks a lot like a war on the poor.

November 26, 2013

The $15-an-hour wage candidate Kshama Sawant takes the lead in a “historic” citywide race.

November 13, 2013

Next week marks the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Here are what some of the best and brightest organizers are working on now.

September 12, 2013

Bond holders are at odds with municipal workers over who will bear the brunt of the city’s bankruptcy.

August 21, 2013

With unions in crisis, alternative labor groups have seen explosive growth. Without automatic dues deduction, how should they pay the bills?

July 17, 2013