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George Soros's gift of $100 million to Human Rights Watch doesn't come without strings attached.

Derivatives regulation, a consumer financial protection agency, limits on speculative trading—will they make it into the final financial reform bill?

We can't get financial reform on the scale we need without embarrassing people.

Will Social Security become President Obama's sacrificial lamb?

"Social capitalism" allows businesses to be both competitive and socially responsible.

Al Jazeera English's "Fault Lines" program discovers creative models local communities are using to address unemployment.

Obama is on the brink of bringing significant reforms for workers to government contractors.

In Washington, big ideas for financial reform are suddenly gaining momentum.

The first step toward lasting financial reform is to identify the roots of the crisis.

At the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, activists will push the United States to back proposals to regulate CEO compensation and require corporate responsibility.

Blogs

A new project by NETWORK, the Catholic social justice lobby, invites a reconsideration of a duty to the poor.

April 19, 2014

“[It] doesn’t make any sense for us to be sending Vermont’s hard-earned tax dollars to some bank on Wall Street which couldn’t care less about Vermont or Vermonters.”

March 9, 2014

There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.

January 15, 2014

After an initial meeting, Walmart has told a union-backed warehouse workers group it decided to break it off.

January 17, 2013

A new year's resolution for Washington: make the economy work for working people. 

January 2, 2013

A petition demanding Obama appoint someone who will hold Wall Street accountable has already gained a significant number of signatures. 

November 27, 2012

What if the debate about the so-called "fiscal cliff" were framed in human rights terms?

November 20, 2012

Trade policy is about economics. But it’s also about human rights—and whether countries that claim to support freedom and fairness really do.

October 22, 2012

The EU's financial transaction tax should be a model for similar common sense reforms in the United States. 

October 15, 2012