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

Doctor

A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.

Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren points out that reviving this old institution would provide basic services to millions of underserved Americans.

Dollar

A new Oxfam report warns of the dangers of global inequality.

David Brooks

The conservative NYT columnist steers the conversation away from economics and toward “behavioral” terrain.

Homelessness

Fifty years after LBJ declared a War on Poverty, the United States ranks near the bottom in childhood poverty among all developed nations.

Wall Street

There’s little support among the wealthiest Americans for policy reforms to reduce income inequality.

Pope Francis

Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

Blogs

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

January 26, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015

Obama's initiative is a step forward, but community colleges and the students they teach need much more: an end to the disinvestment of our public education system.

January 12, 2015

Taxing financial transactions can provide real resources to address income inequality.

January 12, 2015

To fix social problems, we need to stop looking to marriage, and start creating more equitable public policy.

January 7, 2015

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

Out of the Senate debate over another sellout to the big banks comes the clarion call for a new populist politics.

December 14, 2014

Along with hobbling Dodd-Frank, the so-called “Cromnibus” assaults a number of important priorities.

December 12, 2014

Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.

December 10, 2014

How do we calculate the uncompensated labor of Mexican and Central American migrants?

December 1, 2014