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Conservation, like taxes, is for little people. When you're rich you can waste all the water you want.

Two new books seek to galvanize progressives at a key political moment: Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal and Jonathan Chait's The Big Con.

What's so great about designer chocolate if it's infested with cockroach droppings? As the economic widens, rich and poor still occupy the same food chain.

As the superrich get richer, the rest of us sink deeper into debt. But when American consumers can no longer consume, our whole system falls apart.

Poverty in America is a moral issue.

Just in time for Labor Day, a new report on the gap between the boss and the average worker is a gleefully malicious attack on the richest CEOs.

The New York Times turns a spotlight on the super-rich who veil their affluence in assertions of the good that they do. It makes Gordon Gekko's naked greed look good.

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

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.

Is education widening the class divide?

Blogs

A conversation with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal.

May 14, 2015

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

Protesters on both sides of the border are revolting against the same transnational policing and trade policies. 

April 28, 2015

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

April 20, 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

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Los Angeles City Council members are considering the benefits of raising the wage to $15.25 per hour.

April 1, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

Irish activists fighting a plan to increase the cost of water have an unlikely ally in their corner: the Detroit Water Brigade.

January 29, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015