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More information about our extremely unequal world--and to help advance the struggle for a more equal future (web only).

Our forebears struggled to survive in a world dominated by the superrich. Now it's our turn.

Will Obama's presidential candidacy signal a change for impoverished African-Americans?

Top dogs and underdogs brush shoulders in Manhattan.

Today's elite spend on a grand scale while pretending to be "just folks."

In this age of inequality, the wealth that should be shared by all Americans trickle up to the rich.

Corporate America spends millions lobbying to win permanent most favored nation (MFN) trade status for China, with its vast market and dirt-cheap labor force.

How can we curtail corporate power?

In this VideoNation report, Nation columnist Naomi Klein explains how after 9/11 the Bush Administration launched a new security economy, driven by the notion of an endless war against an undefined evil.

Sociologist Katherine Newman talks about the "near poor," that vast pool of workers who are neither officially destitute nor comfortably working-class.

Blogs

National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO have been urging the White House to stop opposing a global financial transactions tax. It’s working.

November 3, 2011

Boulder votes against corporate personhood, and then they vote to replace their private power supplier with a municipal utility.

 

November 2, 2011

Right-wing group pressures Republicans to oppose any effort to impose tariffs on countries that manipulate currency in order to achieve economic dominance.

September 29, 2011

Reed reports on the Republicans’ efforts to prove that when it comes to climate change, the deficit and pretty much anything else, they can be both hostile and disrespectful.

February 10, 2011

We can win this fight, but growing the antipoverty movement means paying more attention to those who are struggling, fighting and organizing.

January 16, 2011

Fifteen million Americans are unemployed. Poverty is up. One in four homes is under water. It's time for a serious debate on the nation's economic direction.

September 16, 2010

Views on race and the progressive base. Plus: The case for Elizabeth Warren, and JoAnn Wypijewski on "the party of no."

July 23, 2010

Structural financial reform will come not through the sweep of a single piece of legislation, but with new innovative economic models that better reflect the democratic values of this country.

July 22, 2010

On Wednesday, British activists launched a major campaign to push Gordon Brown's government into adopting  a tiny tax that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and for tackling poverty and climate change.

February 12, 2010

As national banks soak up bailout dollars, cut lending, and exploit overdraft fees, a number of Americans have decided to move their money to local banks.

January 5, 2010