Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.
A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.
Senator Elizabeth Warren points out that reviving this old institution would provide basic services to millions of underserved Americans.
A new Oxfam report warns of the dangers of global inequality.
The conservative NYT columnist steers the conversation away from economics and toward “behavioral” terrain.
Fifty years after LBJ declared a War on Poverty, the United States ranks near the bottom in childhood poverty among all developed nations.
There’s little support among the wealthiest Americans for policy reforms to reduce income inequality.
Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.
A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.