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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders calls for a "new type of Wall Street, a Wall Street that is not interested in bubble economics," in this first in a series of videos.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s arrest most certainly was a "teachable moment" in the racial conversation--but we've learned nothing.

No racial profiling took place with Henry Louis Gates Jr.; it's not the "teachable moment" for which many are so understandably eager.

How the mortgage industry stole black America's hard-won wealth.

The victims of the housing market's collapse are crippling an unjust economic system.

Walter Benn Michaels's The Trouble With Diversity challenges us to remove our race-tinted glasses and view the world in the class-based terms that, he argues, define it.

American business elites in Davos for the World Economic Forum are
far more interested in global markets and corporate investors than they
are in ordinary Americans' needs.

Not since the days of the Dust Bowl has America seen such
a massive migration of refugees. Who becomes one of this tribe
is a matter of race and class.

A few weeks ago, if you recall, Britain's Prince Harry was having himself a high old time at a Colonials and Natives party to which he came costumed as a Nazi officer.

As one of those pathetic evolutionary throwbacks who has never used e-mail or the Internet, and has hardly ever handled a mobile phone, I can approach this book with all the supreme disinterested

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