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Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Detroit Water Protest

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us.

Micro-apartments have become trendy in planning circles, but their austerity is just another limit on the aspirations of the poor.

San Diego

Since June, San Diego and Los Angeles have passed a trio of minimum wage increases. Which city will be next?

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

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

Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Blogs

The AFL-CIO president, inspired by developments in Wisconsin and other states fighting battles over labor rights and cuts in public services, wants to change the way labor practices politics.

May 20, 2011

Protesters in California attempt to stop Wisconsin-style cuts that could result in hundreds of police officers and firefighters losing their jobs.

May 18, 2011

President Obama is once again calling for increased offshore oil drilling—despite the fact that key safety issues have yet to be addressed.

May 17, 2011

Newt Gingrich calls the House Budget Committee chair's  plan to gut Medicare  "right-wing social engineering." An attempt to relaunch the scheme falls flat amid loud protests. And Ryan's dream of being a senator is finished.

May 17, 2011

Jared Bernstein, once the sole progressive economist on President Obama's economic team, launches a blog to critique the country's "terribly narrow economic debate."

May 17, 2011

Governor Scott Walker still has not implemented his agenda and thousands of Wisconsinites filled the streets of Madison and other cities Saturday to say they are going to keep fighting -- not just to block Walker's assaults on labor and local democracy but to block his budget.

May 16, 2011

Conservatives have attacked unions as bad for African Americans, but the truth is that civil rights and the labor movement have gone hand-in-hand for decades.

May 13, 2011

Tens of thousands of protesters descended upon Wall Street to demand an end to Mayor Bloomberg's draconian budget cuts and his cozy relationship with billion-dollar corporations.

May 13, 2011

Major disasters show us how interdependent people are in this country and force us to better understand how we can work together in communities and in government.

May 10, 2011

A University of Pennsylvania student describes the pressure to begin alumni donations—even before he's picked up his diploma.

May 10, 2011