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

Economic populism is the new flavor in politics, but it won't be authentic unless it's driven by and for the people.

The super-rich are taking over all the beautiful places in America. What's left
for you and me?

As the gap between rich and poor widens, Americans await reforms to improve the well-being of all.

The gap between rich and poor hasn't been this wide since the Depression.

Progressives need to create an economic agenda that encompasses the environment and social justice.

Outrage over excessive rewards for incompetent executives could spark the Democratic Congress to action.

Americans are ready for big, bold ideas to heal our social and economic wounds.

In an interview with Senator Sherrod Brown, Nichols shows that the new Democrats are pursuing a new trade agenda.

Blogs

Republicans are suing the president for doing what presidents do.

August 5, 2014

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