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Wall Street is rolling in cash again, but the rest of the city is still stuck in the Great Recession.

For Kim and Reed, Obama's caving to Republican pressure on extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans was a defeat, even if it resulted in some good results for progressives. But if the Democrats are compromising their values now, how does this bode for upcoming legislative battles?

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....

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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

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