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.
Amid the ruins of a new gilded age, the devalued and depressed American people are ready to demand more.
As human actions change the planet in irreversable ways, will human bonds suffer irreversable damage, too?
A look at the gap between rich and poor via two books: David Cay Johnson's Free Lunch and Michael J. Thompson's The Politics of Inequality.
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has turned New Orleans into a tragic Tale of Two Cities.
Conservation, like taxes, is for little people. When you're rich you can waste all the water you want.
Two new books seek to galvanize progressives at a key political moment: Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal and Jonathan Chait's The Big Con.
What's so great about designer chocolate if it's infested with cockroach droppings? As the economic widens, rich and poor still occupy the same food chain.
As the superrich get richer, the rest of us sink deeper into debt. But when American consumers can no longer consume, our whole system falls apart.