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A critical lack of affordable housing is turning overpriced motels into long-term shelter.

This time, it could be long-lasting—with dramatic consequences for the climate, the economy and the global balance of power.

Levy Economics Institute President Dimitri Papadimitriou

With an eye on the United States and Greece, scholars at the Levy Economics Institute are developing plans to ensure full employment.

Syriza supporters

The election was a triumph for anti-austerity politics and a rejection of corruption. Now comes the hard part.

Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous—and evoke a fantasy of community in an atomized population.

What the rise of the app-based cab service says about the future of work in America

European Union

The complex federal project of the EU has proven fragile in the absence of a strong external threat.

Haiti reconstruction

The international community pledged enough aid to give every Haitian a check for $1,000. The money went elsewhere.

Tambor mining project eviction

As nonviolent protests have spread throughout the country, the right-wing government and the mines’ security operations have responded with force.

Foreclosure protest

America’s giant wealth disparity is driven by a history of racist redlining.

Blogs

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015

Two leading Senate Democrats blasted the Obama administration for arm-twisting on TPP. 

April 23, 2015

The low wages the government pays its army of contract workers is exacerbating precarity in the labor force as a whole.

April 22, 2015

The resource wars in Latin America are heating up, and the poor are paying the price.

April 22, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015

The widespread protests Wednesday offered a critical test for politicians on whether to support the growing low-wage-worker movement.

April 16, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015