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War on Poverty

The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week. 

Homelessness

Fifty years after LBJ declared a War on Poverty, the United States ranks near the bottom in childhood poverty among all developed nations.

Immigrant workers

Soon we’ll all be stuck with the unjust working conditions that immigrants face: contingent jobs, with lousy pay and few or no benefits.

As minimum wage battles flare around the country, the nation’s capital leads the way with a significant increase.

A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

Gift

How we shop this month can help develop more sustainable economies year-round. 

Paul Volcker

Despite being vastly outnumbered, reformers made a real difference.

Wall Street

There’s little support among the wealthiest Americans for policy reforms to reduce income inequality.

Blogs

Can the protests go beyond calls for greater electoral transparency, to embrace a truly social democratic agenda?

October 1, 2014

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.

October 1, 2014

Why are we setting diversity goals based on the 1980 census?

October 1, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.

September 24, 2014

Marriott made $626 million last year—but that doesn’t mean that if you don’t tip your hotel housekeeper, she’ll see any more of those profits.

September 24, 2014

From the beginning, the Koch brothers were exploiting troubles at VA hospitals to weaken Obamacare and attack Democrats.

September 23, 2014

After decades of entertaining the city, most jazz artists remain pension-less—but Justice for Jazz Artists wants to change that.

September 22, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on how austerity hawks are in perpetual debt crisis mode, despite all evidence to the contrary.

September 22, 2014

The failure to protect workers is worsening an already dire public health crisis.

September 19, 2014