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The Democrats should start framing economic justice as a moral issue.

In American Dream, his masterful new book about welfare reform, Jason DeParle brings together two groups of people who rarely seem to meet: welfare policy-makers and welfare recipients.

Professor Paul Samuelson's Economics: An Introductory Analysis has been the bestselling college economics textbook for more than fifty years.

Maybe labor should give up on Washington in favor of friendlier terrain.

Unlike communism and socialism, trade unionism has rarely inspired published "second thoughts" by embittered apostates.

The CEO now wants a drink--
And something stronger than a spritzer.
His worry's not a storm or flood;
The dread calamity is Spitzer.

Not being "middle class," the poor have been invisible in this campaign.

This essay is adapted from Margaret Morganroth
Gullette's Aged by Culture.

As one of those pathetic evolutionary throwbacks who has never used e-mail or the Internet, and has hardly ever handled a mobile phone, I can approach this book with all the supreme disinterested

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

May 27, 2015

The socially-minded brand has ignored the demands of migrant workers in its supply chain.

May 27, 2015

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

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

May 21, 2015

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

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

May 18, 2015

Focusing too much on regulating retail workplaces and safety practices could let the products industry off the hook.

May 15, 2015

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

May 14, 2015