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Thomas Piketty

How to avoid the slide toward a world of increasingly separated haves and have-nots.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Ordinary people will be the undisputed losers in the International Monetary Fund’s loan deal with Ukraine.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

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

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Blogs

Volcker, Greenspan and Bernanke created this messed up economy, and now it's up to Janet Yellen to clean up after them.

February 3, 2014

We’re only thirty-four days into the de Blasio administration, but we’ve already seen enough to draw five conclusions about what kind of mayor he’ll be.

February 3, 2014

Don’t blame weather forecasters. Don’t just blame the weather. The mess in Atlanta owes a lot to wrongheaded politicians like Governor Nathan Deal.

January 30, 2014

More people need to start saving, but are IRAs the best way to do it?

January 29, 2014

The president’s “income inequality” address had plenty of strengths, but one big weakness.

January 28, 2014

One of the more inflammatory voices in the minimum wage debate will be making a special appearance tonight.

January 28, 2014

The president is getting a lot right. But he cannot afford to muddle his message tonight.

January 28, 2014

Conservatives want to see more marriages, but the government has a poor track record of getting people together.

January 27, 2014

Will Obama's State of the Union address be too lackluster to make a difference? 

January 27, 2014

Will Obama move the conversation on inequality forward?

January 27, 2014