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Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Ordinary people will be the undisputed losers in the International Monetary Fund’s loan deal with Ukraine.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Doctor

A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.

Blogs

The stakes of the fiscal showdown couldn’t be higher for people who depend on affordable housing.

November 30, 2012

With their votes, with their responses to exit polls, with every signal they could send, the voters refused to buy the “fix” that Erskine Bowles is selling.

November 29, 2012

One of the fastest-growing job sectors in the country pays $10 per hour. That’s a big problem.

November 28, 2012

A petition demanding Obama appoint someone who will hold Wall Street accountable has already gained a significant number of signatures. 

November 27, 2012

Walmart's bottom-line business model has made the Walton family billions, while pushing employees onto public assistance.

November 26, 2012

What some leaders in the fight against poverty are thinking about this Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2012

A new report from the Half in Ten campaign demonstrates—once again—that we know what to do to dramatically reduce poverty. The question remains: Will we do it?

November 21, 2012

The Fed chairman has been making the case for jobless Americans that normally in the past is made most strenuously by liberal Democrats.

November 20, 2012

As Black Friday approaches, workers report “captive audience” meetings designed to discourage strikes.

November 20, 2012

In university admissions, why are we preferencing the already-privileged? 

November 20, 2012