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Under Obama, the richer are richer than ever, but Wall Street isn’t repaying the favor.

After Friday’s violent clashes, the greatest conflict facing the movement may come from within.

David Brooks

For one-percenters like the Times columnist, city life has never been better.

Pollution

What if, instead of accepting a future of climate catastrophe and private profits, we decide to change everything?

Hong Kong is one of the most unequal developed economies in the world. Now the mainland government wants to keep a tight grip on the territory’s political system too.

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s poverty plan uses old tricks to make deep cuts.

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Homeless man

A super-wealthy few have successfully defeated all of their rivals—unions, the media, honest politicians, environmentalists—and now are free to do as they wish.

Blogs

Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.

June 30, 2015

Celebrate the great charter of liberty by amending the US Constitution on behalf of democracy.

June 15, 2015

Lawmakers in Connecticut don’t want corporations to capitalize on cheap labor.

May 29, 2015

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