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By refusing to treat Marx as our contemporary, Jonathan Sperber has brought him back to life.

Robert Reich

A conversation with the former labor secretary and merry-eyed agitator about the great ill that ails the country.

Food bank

Waiting lists for food aid have been growing for years—now almost 15 percent of the nation's elderly don't have enough to eat.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

Jamie Dimon

Despite Jamie Dimon’s record as a leader in the radical deregulation of banking, Obama continues to cozy up to his Wall Street backer.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Summers Bails, Progressives Celebrate

His withdrawal from consideration as Fed chair could mark a watershed for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

Blogs

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

Appearing on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show, Goldberg argues against the GOP's claims that marriage is the best tool to eliminate poverty.

January 27, 2014

The conservative Times columnist thinks liberals should agree to restrict abortion in order to fight family inequality. He’s wrong—and he probably knows it. 

January 27, 2014

Among the first challengers of the "free trade" fantasy were farmers, fisherfolk, peasants and indigenous peoples. John Kinsman was their comrade and champion.

January 26, 2014

The American Legislative Exchange Council is circulating a "Model Policy" resolution endorsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

January 24, 2014