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Like London, New York suffers from extreme inequality, poverty and lack of opportunity.

From the first jobless Americans through the Great Depression to the Great Recession of the present moment, the reserve army of labor marches through time.

Foreclosed

Is America finally learning that extreme inequality isn't just bad for those at the bottom—it’s ruinous for those on top, too?

Jobs are not jobs unless workers can live off of their wages in a way that does not trap them in eternal poverty. 

The Nation's Ari Melber on MSNBC's The Last Word describes how Barack Obama might have made the debt ceiling and eventual debt deal more of a compromise and less of a concession. 

All of the plans on the table for solving the debt crisis, including the finalized plan, are far removed from the needs and wants of ordinary Americans. 

How racism, global economics, and the New Jim Crow fuel black America’s crippling jobs crisis.

Why should those worth hundreds of millions pay tax at the same rate as those who are middle class?

We are in a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis, and activism groups like US Uncut have taken to the streets to help change this dialogue.

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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

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015

Obama's initiative is a step forward, but community colleges and the students they teach need much more: an end to the disinvestment of our public education system.

January 12, 2015

Taxing financial transactions can provide real resources to address income inequality.

January 12, 2015

To fix social problems, we need to stop looking to marriage, and start creating more equitable public policy.

January 7, 2015

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

Out of the Senate debate over another sellout to the big banks comes the clarion call for a new populist politics.

December 14, 2014

Along with hobbling Dodd-Frank, the so-called “Cromnibus” assaults a number of important priorities.

December 12, 2014