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Handcuffed

People like Luis Rivera are being locked out of the formal workforce forever thanks to one youthful mistake.

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The devaluation of “content” is bad for readers and for democracy.

George Mason University School of Law Professor Todd Zywicki.

Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture?

James Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Maybe it’s not too big to face criminal charges after all.

JPMorgan

While $13 billion isn't chump change, it represents just half of the megabank’s profits last year.

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

CIW protest outside Wendy's

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests the fast-food company’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.

Ruins at Rana Plaza

Months after the Rana Plaza factory disaster, victims’ families have received little to no compensation.

Blogs

South Florida is a terrible place to grow tomatoes—or to work in the tomato fields.

July 27, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the widening wealth gap between minority and white households.

July 26, 2011

After Anders Breivik murdered dozens of young socialists, Beck compared the dead to “Hitler Youth.” But the slain were actually heirs to a great tradition of battling Nazis.

July 26, 2011

After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.

July 26, 2011

From Washington to Athens, financiers are dictating the terms of politics.

July 26, 2011

According to Washington, the crisis of the hour is the debt ceiling. According to ordinary Americans, the crisis is unemployment.

July 26, 2011

Economic anxiety is at an all-time high as both parties embrace austerity politics.

July 26, 2011

Americans, particularly young Americans are tired of the debt ceiling noise. We just want to be and stay employed. 

July 26, 2011

The most significant moment came when the President's asked Americans to get up, get involved, and ask Congress to lay off the insanity.

July 25, 2011

Ari Melber joins former Senator Ben Bradley to discuss the debt ceiling crisis.

July 25, 2011