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For the first time, more poor Americans live in the nation's suburbs than in all our cities combined.

As the gap between rich and poor widens, Americans await reforms to improve the well-being of all.

The gap between rich and poor hasn't been this wide since the Depression.

Banks no longer lend money to people able to pay them back. Now they trap the poor, the sick, students and elderly people into signing up for credit cards and watch the fees pile up.

Remembering the political economist who brought to contemporary issues the research and philosophical vision of a scholar.

That poor children in the United States and Britain have the worst quality of life in the developed world speaks volumes about our misplaced priorities.

Progressives need to create an economic agenda that encompasses the environment and social justice.

The World Social Forum marched into Nairobi full of conflict, action and ideas.

The majority of Americans support fair-trade policies--so why do mainstream pundits treat the idea with so much contempt?

Outrage over excessive rewards for incompetent executives could spark the Democratic Congress to action.

Blogs

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

The UAE welcomes NYU’s culture cachet—but not academics seeking to expose exploitaitve labor conditions.

March 23, 2015

How do you plan a budget, or arrange childcare, when you’re always on call?

March 11, 2015

Hillary now claims she’ll implement progressive economic policies—but Bill said the same in 1992.

March 10, 2015

Lean In Together tells men equality isn’t a zero-sum game. But it’s going to have to be.

March 5, 2015

Who benefits from a high school equivalency exam that judges nothing better than how well you'll do on the exam?

March 4, 2015

The debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.

March 4, 2015

Without serious reform, migrant fishers in Thailand will remain as disposable as fish bait.

March 2, 2015

The government and the opposition do battle as ordinary Venezuelans weather an economic crisis.

March 2, 2015

The government just sold off the once-controversial land. Here’s what they should have done with it instead.

February 27, 2015