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Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

Federal Reserve

This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.

Nanette Lepore

At Nanette Lepore’s studio, that Fashion Week magic starts with the actual work of patternmaking, cutting and sewing.

Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren points out that reviving this old institution would provide basic services to millions of underserved Americans.

Rhiannon Broschat

All over the country, parents are losing jobs because of conflicting orders: public health officials instructing parents to keep kids home, and bosses threatening to fire workers who don’t come in. 

Minimum wage protestor

Paul claims that increasing the minimum wage leads to higher unemployment; actual economists disagree.

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.

Blogs

The overturn of Scott Walker’s anti-labor law reminds us that workers and their unions have a right to equal protection under the law.

September 17, 2012

As the income gap widens, British Labour leaders say a “tax and spend” approach isn't enough. 

September 17, 2012

“Collective bargaining has been restored for teachers across Wisconsin, for municipal employees across Wisconsin,” says a key union leader.

September 14, 2012

A sweet day for the financial traders does not necessarily translate into good news for Joe Sixpack.

September 14, 2012

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West’s Poverty Tour 2.0 arrived in Virginia, and high school students had a lot to say about their own struggles with poverty. 

September 14, 2012

A strike in the country's most segregated school district is about more than union politics. 

September 14, 2012

The country should look to Congressman Keith Ellison, not Paul Ryan for a fiscal vision.

September 14, 2012

Chicago teachers, NFL referees and NHL players have one thing in common: they are learning that there are two sets of rules in twenty-first-century America.

September 13, 2012

We need to stop looking at poverty as a separate phenomenon from the rest of the economy—an economy with a proliferation of low-wage jobs and a weak and inequitable recovery.

September 13, 2012

Whenever the Romneys get off script, they forget to pretend that they haven’t always been rich.

September 11, 2012