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Andy Puzder

Andy Puzder neglects to mention that it’s the poverty wages his company pays its workers that force them to rely on the social safety net.

NYC Housing

As protesters camp out in Albany to demand better protections for renters, lawmakers cop out on their consituents with a lukewarm rent-regulation agreement.

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will face off in the presidential race—but the real battle will be between the billionaires backing them.

Nancy Pelosi and James Clyburn with President Obama

A revolt by liberal Democrats heralds a new politics.

In the 21st century, the worker is still assumed to be a man.

Stop TPP

The price for deals like TPP is paid in forced migration and the refugee crises that are rolling around the globe.

The High Line, on the edge of gentrifying Chelsea, September 17, 2014.

A cruel economics of forced mobility is the new planning mantra of New York City.

SEIU

The campaign succeeded because it went after the people who truly had power over the workers’ livelihood—not the powerless subcontractors.

TPP protestor

Trade agreements boost economic growth, while destroying lives and livelihoods.

Nairobi

Obama’s visit this summer will certainly be a big event, but Kenyans’ interests stretch well beyond the United States.

Blogs

The free market won’t break the country’s manufacturers’ reliance on forced labor, child labor, and dismal wages.

July 1, 2015

Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.

June 30, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

Massachusetts’s disability and senior care workers just got a major pay raise.

June 29, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

Liberals lost the fast-track battle, but don't assume this means TPP will pass.

June 23, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015