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New chasms are opening in the unequal terrain of American society: To the ranks of exploited domestics and factory workers, consider the emerging proletariat of adjunct faculty and temporary attorneys.

Is education widening the class divide?

It's getting close to New Year's and time for annual awards. And in the 2006 Sweepstakes of Greed, the winners are...

A man can be rich, but only a nation can be wealthy. And if anyone
suffers from poverty, our whole country bears the shame.

Every person on this year's Forbes 400 list of America's richest people is a billionaire, who collectively possess about $1.25 trillion. Imagine how many Congressmen that will buy.

Before the storm, neoliberalism shaped the social and economic
inequities of New Orleans; after Hurricane Katrina, it worsened them
by making government the tool of corporations and investors.

Unless the federal government does something now,
rising gas prices have the potential to break the blue-collar backbone
of many American towns.

Strategies that unite the vast majority against a tiny elite are sure to win.

Blogs

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

The stunning figure represents roughly a quarter of households of military members on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard. 

August 22, 2014

Ryan is asking the poor to be more flexible in being oppressed.

August 15, 2014

Reading the economist’s book through a feminist lens reveals the need for a richer array of anti-inequality policies.

August 6, 2014

The 2012 vice presidential candidate is just trying to rebrand himself for 2016.

July 24, 2014

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

July 11, 2014