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Sociologist Katherine Newman talks about the "near poor," that vast pool of workers who are neither officially destitute nor comfortably working-class.

Economic populism is the new flavor in politics, but it won't be authentic unless it's driven by and for the people.

We're sickened by tainted food because our government is unwilling to eat into the profits of the corporations our regulators serve.

The super-rich are taking over all the beautiful places in America. What's left
for you and me?

Gaza is in chaos, but Israel's economy is booming as high-tech entrepreneurs scramble to meet the post-9/11 world's hunger for spy tools and containment walls.

A bloated overclass can drag down a society as surely as a swelling underclass.

It's going to be a hungry summer for low-income kids on vacation from school lunch programs.

New chasms are opening in the unequal terrain of American society: To the ranks of exploited domestics and factory workers, consider the emerging proletariat of adjunct faculty and temporary attorneys.

A group of economists is challenging the most basic assumptions of neoclassical economic theory, and their influence is growing.

Blogs

Former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor brings a higher-ground message to the 2016 race.

May 29, 2015

Lawmakers in Connecticut don’t want corporations to capitalize on cheap labor.

May 29, 2015

Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

Senate cloture vote limits debate, restricts amendments and erects another barrier to honest discourse about trade policy.

May 21, 2015

Employers exploit legal loopholes to keep poverty-wage workers from earning overtime wages.

May 18, 2015

“We need to get started fixing all this,” says Wisconsin progressive.

May 14, 2015

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

Why does the White House keep telling reporters the public is lining up behind the trade push?

May 13, 2015

The White House has been going hard against Elizabeth Warren for making this claim—but she’s right.

May 12, 2015

The president’s suggestion that his critics do not understand trade issues is “absolutely inaccurate.”

May 11, 2015