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Immigrant workers

Soon we’ll all be stuck with the unjust working conditions that immigrants face: contingent jobs, with lousy pay and few or no benefits.

As minimum wage battles flare around the country, the nation’s capital leads the way with a significant increase.

A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

Gift

How we shop this month can help develop more sustainable economies year-round. 

Paul Volcker

Despite being vastly outnumbered, reformers made a real difference.

Wall Street

There’s little support among the wealthiest Americans for policy reforms to reduce income inequality.

Pope Francis

Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

Blogs

Reading the economist’s book through a feminist lens reveals the need for a richer array of anti-inequality policies.

August 6, 2014

The massive explosion at a subcontracted auto parts supplier was preceded by a slew of blatant safety lapses.

August 6, 2014

Republicans are suing the president for doing what presidents do.

August 5, 2014

“This is exactly why we need Net Neutrality. We don’t want to live in a world where Comcast or AT&T gets to decide which side of the story you see.”

August 1, 2014

The fast-food giant must now admit that it’s responsible for the people it employs. 

August 1, 2014

The New Jersey governor may hope to leave the state’s troubles and Bridgegate behind him, but that may be harder than it seems.

July 31, 2014

“It’s sad that when you work in a restaurant, most of the servers are starving.”

July 30, 2014

Progressives need a counterweight to the ALEC, one built and operated with progressive values in mind. And soon, we might have one.

July 29, 2014

Low-wage federal contract workers are once again asking Obama to raise the minimum wage.

July 29, 2014

Staples is at the center of a highly controversial “public-private partnership” deal to turn its counters into quasi-post offices. 

July 28, 2014