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While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

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.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

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.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

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?

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One hundred and three million people are poor or near poor in the United States today. Is it time to make the fight against poverty personal?

June 1, 2012

They clean the offices of some of the biggest corporations in the world for less than $9,000 per year. Now janitors in Houston are deciding whether to strike.

June 1, 2012

In its reluctance to talk about and invest to reduce poverty, the United States is cutting off its nose to spite its face.

May 31, 2012

Those who most need their voices heard are less likely to vote.

May 29, 2012

The Houston economy is creating more millionaires than any other city in the US. It’s also stealing more than $753 million annually from low-wage workers.

May 25, 2012

If nothing changes, the financial crisis in Greece could bring down the Eurozone and damage the US economy.

May 21, 2012

230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.

May 18, 2012

The working-age population is growing. The offiical labor force is not. What's going on? 

May 17, 2012

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin will save hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes by giving up his US citizenship.

May 16, 2012