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Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Summers Bails, Progressives Celebrate

His withdrawal from consideration as Fed chair could mark a watershed for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

Models

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

George Packer

The Unwinding is a fine-grained account of economic collapse that runs aground on causeless abstractions.

Bill de Blasio

The New York City mayoral candidate talks labor issues, climate change, the NYPD and the legacy of A-Rod.

unemployment line

How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones. 

Blogs

The Newark Star-Ledger says Christie’s attack on pensions is the final nail in his coffin. (We’ll see.)

May 22, 2014

It’s the product of both deregulatory neoliberal capitalism and Korea’s authoritarian past—a history in which the United States played no small part.

May 21, 2014

To build the university where Bill Clinton will speak this week, laborers are paid less than what was contracted, are refused their own passports and bank cards and sleep a dozen to a room.

May 20, 2014

In case after case, the Court is expanding the power of corporations and the very wealthy while making it harder for ordinary citizens to fight back.

May 20, 2014

Across the US, student debt is worst at schools with the highest-paid presidents.

May 19, 2014

Will the death of over 300 miners spark a revolution against Prime Minister Erdogan’s government?

May 19, 2014

Girls may outperform boys in school, but the workplace is still stacked against them.

May 19, 2014

The labor of generations of black bodies has created massive amounts of wealth for everyone but the people whose work was exploited. And we’ve continued to suffer the consequences.

May 16, 2014

In a show of international solidarity, scores of fast food workers in about thirty countries walked off the job to push for improved working conditions and higher wages.

May 16, 2014

The campaign for higher wages in the fast food industry goes global. 

May 15, 2014