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A critical lack of affordable housing is turning overpriced motels into long-term shelter.

This time, it could be long-lasting—with dramatic consequences for the climate, the economy and the global balance of power.

Levy Economics Institute President Dimitri Papadimitriou

With an eye on the United States and Greece, scholars at the Levy Economics Institute are developing plans to ensure full employment.

Syriza supporters

The election was a triumph for anti-austerity politics and a rejection of corruption. Now comes the hard part.

Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous—and evoke a fantasy of community in an atomized population.

What the rise of the app-based cab service says about the future of work in America

European Union

The complex federal project of the EU has proven fragile in the absence of a strong external threat.

Haiti reconstruction

The international community pledged enough aid to give every Haitian a check for $1,000. The money went elsewhere.

Tambor mining project eviction

As nonviolent protests have spread throughout the country, the right-wing government and the mines’ security operations have responded with force.

Foreclosure protest

America’s giant wealth disparity is driven by a history of racist redlining.

Blogs

Workers want full-time jobs and a living wage, not a publicity stunt.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

President Michelle Bachelet is rolling back the legislative legacy of Pinochet.

February 23, 2015

The 2016 contender who last year warned new anti-labor measures were divisive and “a distraction” is back in for a fight with unions.

February 20, 2015

These guestworkers were vindicated this week when the contractor who arranged their captivity was slapped with a $14 million guilty verdict. 

February 20, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

We don’t tell students with subsidized loans what to major in, but we like to tell people on food stamps what they should buy.

February 18, 2015

In states from South Dakota to Oklahoma, right-wing representatives are pulling every string to try to keep the poor down.

February 18, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015