Fifty years after LBJ declared a War on Poverty, the United States ranks near the bottom in childhood poverty among all developed nations.
In the short stories of Tenth of December, the impression of chaos belies a careful design.
Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.
Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.
If you get to the top, only to find that the voice hounding you with charges of inauthenticity is your own, what then?
Timothy Noah and Charles Murray offer starkly different explanations of growing economic and social inequality in the United States.
There may be tension but there isn’t a class war within the Republican Party, because they’re all on the same side.
A pioneering historian convinced that another world was possible, and that working people would create it for themselves.
With the Occupy movement, what started as a diffuse protest against economic injustice became a vast experiment in class building.
The real public nuisance is the big money that has engulfed our democracy—and mass demonstrations are the only effective way for “real people” to be heard.