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Poverty

Those of us who spend our lives worrying about making rent and buying our kids new crayons need better representation.

Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

An interview with the New York City mayor as he launches a new “Progressive Agenda to Combat Inequality.”

The hipster bar Pete’s Candy Store, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

D.W. Gibson gets beyond the banter about gentrification.

Zuccotti Park, Manhattan after the eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters

In our new Gilded Age, the worst are not only full of passionate conviction. They are also damnably clever.

Homeless person in New York City

We need more than just a safety net. We need a blueprint to create good jobs for all.

A coalition of national, state and local organizations in 41 states is uniting around an agenda to put families first.

Great Railway Strike of 1886

Americans were furious at the inequalities of their country 200 years ago. Could they get as angry today?

The opening ceremony for the Center for Workforce Innovation

Richmond, Virginia, is the eleventh-most-unequal big city in the country; its leaders finally want to change that.

The “Third Wave” of democracy in the Global South went hand in hand with the spread of policies that hobbled the fight for greater economic equality from the outset.

Blogs

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

Protesters on both sides of the border are revolting against the same transnational policing and trade policies. 

April 28, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Los Angeles City Council members are considering the benefits of raising the wage to $15.25 per hour.

April 1, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

Irish activists fighting a plan to increase the cost of water have an unlikely ally in their corner: the Detroit Water Brigade.

January 29, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015