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While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Homeless man

A super-wealthy few have successfully defeated all of their rivals—unions, the media, honest politicians, environmentalists—and now are free to do as they wish.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

Walmart

Taxpayers are basically moneylenders to a government that is far more interested in subsidizing business than in caring for their workers.

Dollar bill

A brilliant book has named the problem of our time. But will anything change?

Blogs

This is the final chapter in the long and winding right-wing witch hunt against an organization that stood strong for poor and working people.

November 2, 2010

Washington State's flagrantly unjust tax code is emblematic of a failed economic policy. Voters now have a chance to change it.

October 29, 2010

Students discover the healing powers of music in Canada's poorest neighourbood

October 26, 2010

The recession’s legacy will be an unprecedentedly imbalanced, winner-takes-all economy.

October 8, 2010

Anti-hunger activists explain why cutting food stamps is going to hurt kids.

October 3, 2010

It's time to get serious about sustaining social security. 

October 1, 2010

The key to revitalizing the economy is freeing up still-frozen credit markets. 

September 30, 2010

Poor farmers, stupid Americans and lying politicians.

September 30, 2010

Europe's workers march against austerity, but no government will challenge the new neoliberal orthodoxy.

September 30, 2010

Though progressives have ample reason to be disappointed, they should resist the temptation to sit out the November elections.

September 27, 2010