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Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Greece’s new finance minister has studied a huge, functioning economy in incredible detail already—through an online multiplayer videogame.

Several former lobbyists and executives are working crucial staff positions in the new Congress.

He may be leading us toward economic catastrophe.

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.

Blogs

Bad retail jobs compound the deeper economic and social barriers that disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos.

June 2, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

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

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