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Relying on the rich to make college affordable for poor students reinforces the system that created those inequalities in the first place.

Andy Puzder

Andy Puzder neglects to mention that it’s the poverty wages his company pays its workers that force them to rely on the social safety net.

NYC Housing

As protesters camp out in Albany to demand better protections for renters, lawmakers cop out on their consituents with a lukewarm rent-regulation agreement.

Nancy Pelosi and James Clyburn with President Obama

A revolt by liberal Democrats heralds a new politics.

Stop TPP

The price for deals like TPP is paid in forced migration and the refugee crises that are rolling around the globe.

The High Line, on the edge of gentrifying Chelsea, September 17, 2014.

A cruel economics of forced mobility is the new planning mantra of New York City.

TPP protestor

Trade agreements boost economic growth, while destroying lives and livelihoods.

Nairobi

Obama’s visit this summer will certainly be a big event, but Kenyans’ interests stretch well beyond the United States.

Drew Hamilton Housing Development

Is the Rental Assistance Development Program the best, flawed option for saving public housing—or a new attempt to dismantle it?

Rafael Correa

He played hardball with foreign creditors and stood up to Big Oil, using increased earnings to transform education and health.

Blogs

The overworked and underpaid American workforce has something to celebrate.

July 2, 2015

The veteran rocker is giving Europe “a masterclass in focused protest rock that puts younger artists to shame.”

July 1, 2015

The free market won’t break the country’s manufacturers’ reliance on forced labor, child labor, and dismal wages.

July 1, 2015

Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.

June 30, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015

The Big Box retailer is offshoring more than jobs. 

June 22, 2015

Activists manage to convince the House of Representatives to reject fast-track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Friday but the fight isn't over.

June 17, 2015

Celebrate the great charter of liberty by amending the US Constitution on behalf of democracy.

June 15, 2015