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Wendy Kopp

Even the organization’s own recruits are uncomfortable with its explosive growth.

Thomas Piketty

How to avoid the slide toward a world of increasingly separated haves and have-nots.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

Riverton Houses

The New York real estate market has become a private equity playground, and the result has been a disaster for tenants and the market alike.

Paul Singer

Paul Singer is one of the Republican Party’s most effective fundraisers—and a leading proponent of using military force against Tehran. 

Ordinary people will be the undisputed losers in the International Monetary Fund’s loan deal with Ukraine.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

Blogs

Members are taking money from the bank once again, as memory of the “fail whale” recedes.

August 24, 2012

An expert on child hunger has five questions for President Obama and Governor Romney in the second installment of our #TalkPoverty series.

August 24, 2012

Performance bonuses are tax deductible and subsidies for executive excess add up to over $14 billion a year. Enough is enough.

August 23, 2012

For years, he's justified his austerity budgets with premonitions of a spike in inflation and interest rates. Problem is it hasn't happened.

August 21, 2012

A successful five-week strike still leaves the Houston janitors below $10 an hour, while Pennsylvania eliminates healthcare for scores of children.

August 21, 2012

The myth that husbands need to be breadwinners is keeping some women from sharing equally in the recovery.

August 21, 2012

Republicans once warned against “unfair money-getting.” Now, they are preparing to do even more to facilitate “vulture capitalism.”

August 20, 2012

Houston janitors fought like hell to get from $8.35 an hour to $9.35 an hour—over four years—cleaning the offices of billionaires.

August 17, 2012

The glaring disjunction between Daniel Straus' deeds and actions have not gone unnoticed, and now the businessman is facing retribution from striking workers and organized students.

August 16, 2012

If only the gender wage gap weren’t caused by discrimination. But the data says otherwise.

August 15, 2012