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Megaphone that reads Tax the Rich

The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.

Whoever wins on November 6, progressive campaigns will continue to target the tiny elite that rules the country.

Hurricane Sandy water

It’s time to ditch the political euphemisms, and start calling lies, theft and greed by their true name.

Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political. 

Occupy Debt

Bereft of their big tent at Zuccotti Park, activists have found a unifying theme in debt.

Can Debt Spark a Revolution?

If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive.

Economist Robert Reich took to the easel to break down the tenets of Paul Ryan's economic plan.

Mitt Romney

Bain Capital is part of a system that enriches Wall Street while impoverishing millions.

Poverty

More than a quarter of African-Americans live in poverty. During Black History Month, we should speak truthfully about the economic legacy that drives this inequality.

Davos, Switzerland

Not really. But debates on rising inequality are now de rigueur at the World Economic Forum.

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