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The 99 percent movement

With the Occupy movement, what started as a diffuse protest against economic injustice became a vast experiment in class building.

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.

Blogs

By forcing people on welfare to trade personal dignity for social entitlements, the system seeks to shrink public spending at an unconscionable moral cost.

May 29, 2014

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.

May 27, 2014

If inequality sells in bookstores and box offices, it will sell at the polls as well.

May 23, 2014

Janet Yellen admits evidence of how inequality is “very worrisome.”

May 7, 2014

The visible success of the European Financial Transaction (a k a Robin Hood) tax should boost efforts to build support for such a tax in the US. 

May 5, 2014

The real “takers” are the biggest corporations and banks, the richest Americans.

April 29, 2014

The food industry is now the most unequal sector in the American economy.

April 24, 2014

With coal not paying the bills, West Virginia has turned to prison construction.

April 21, 2014

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