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Homeless man

A super-wealthy few have successfully defeated all of their rivals—unions, the media, honest politicians, environmentalists—and now are free to do as they wish.

It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

Walmart

Taxpayers are basically moneylenders to a government that is far more interested in subsidizing business than in caring for their workers.

Dollar bill

A brilliant book has named the problem of our time. But will anything change?

Thomas Piketty

How to avoid the slide toward a world of increasingly separated haves and have-nots.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

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WRITING CONTEST WINNER: Effectively addressing this country's vast inequality is the only way to repair this country's broken politics.

September 19, 2013

CEOs capture an average of 10 percent of their company’s profits. Will a new SEC action change that?

September 19, 2013

On the fifth anniversary of the financial collapse, new Census data shows that the modest uptick in the economy has failed to reach poor- and middle-class Americans.

September 17, 2013

Next week marks the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Here are what some of the best and brightest organizers are working on now.

September 12, 2013

A big primary lead for Bill de Blasio, who ran on a promise to tax the rich.

September 11, 2013

The mayor accuses the front-runner to succeed him of waging a “class warfare and racist” campaign. Why? Because de Blasio wants billionaires to pay more taxes.

September 8, 2013

A new report reveals that America’s highest-paid CEOs often do their jobs badly, leaving taxpayers to clean up the mess.

August 28, 2013

Under the sequester, only one in four eligible families receives rental assistance vouchers—and waiting lists are growing.

July 19, 2013

Ed Markey campaigned against cuts and won 55-44.

June 26, 2013

The Democrat is an old-school defender of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The Republican is for raising the retirement age and ‘chained CPI.’

June 25, 2013