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Predictive policing is just another form of supply-chain efficiency.

Welcome to the new Wild West of data collection without regulation.

How workplace surveillance has become a menace to health and safety.

Conservatives explore cutting benefits behind a high-tech facade.

Labor standards are improving in this impoverished country, but workers must have a voice if these changes are to be sustainable.

Every story that centrists told about the recession turned out to be wrong.

Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.

Like other struggling schools, the University of Arizona is raising out-of-state tuition—and courting the affluent students who can afford to pay it.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

An interview with the New York City mayor as he launches a new “Progressive Agenda to Combat Inequality.”

Blogs

The overworked and underpaid American workforce has something to celebrate.

July 2, 2015

The veteran rocker is giving Europe “a masterclass in focused protest rock that puts younger artists to shame.”

July 1, 2015

The free market won’t break the country’s manufacturers’ reliance on forced labor, child labor, and dismal wages.

July 1, 2015

Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.

June 30, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.

June 29, 2015

Massachusetts’s disability and senior care workers just got a major pay raise.

June 29, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

Liberals lost the fast-track battle, but don't assume this means TPP will pass.

June 23, 2015