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GOP leaders are going to the mat for the wealthy while abandoning those who lost their jobs because of Wall Street's recklessness.

Instead of cutting benefits for the poor, how about taxing the total household wealth of the rich?

Inequality has risen under Republicans and Democrats when they’ve embraced neoliberalism.

Closing the gap between the wealthy and the poor is not as cut-and-dried as Obama paints it to be, but Senator Bernie Sanders has some alternative solutions for the problem.

And what to do about it. A Nation forum, featuring Robert Reich, Dean Baker, Katherine Newman, David Pedulla, Orlando Patterson, Jeff Madrick and Matt Yglesias.

Surging inequality, not Wall Street banditry, is the underlying cause of the Great Recession.

One US billionaire has already passed away since the estate tax expired. Will Senate Democrats get it together to push for reform in reinstatement?

Your submissions to the Name Our Epoch contest were awesome: The Age of Avarice, The Crassical Period, The Bling Bang, The New Steal. And the winner is....

This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the most important prerequisite for being a good president cannot be found in the marble hallways of the nation's elite institutions.

This essay, the high school winner of The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that until inequities in education are eliminated, a permanent underclass will continue to exist.

Blogs

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

John Nichols appeared on All In with Chris Hayes Wednesday night to talk about how the minimum wage debate in Wisconsin could doom Scott Walker’s re-election campaign and tank his presidential ambitions.

October 16, 2014

Does higher education in America offer young women a ticket to the middle class—or entrench class divisions that are only getting wider?

October 15, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.

September 24, 2014

A remarkable democratic debate over independence has forced an admission that austerity is a vital, perhaps definitive, issue.

September 17, 2014

There’s no evidence that credit reports reveal an applicant’s competence but plenty of evidence that shows they invade privacy and institutionalize discrimination.

September 12, 2014

The senator’s safe homage to the American Dream illustrates his close relationship with the billionaire Koch brothers.

September 4, 2014

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

September 4, 2014

After decades of investment in federal job training initiatives, it’s still difficult to see how much these programs are actually helping workers. 

August 25, 2014