Economy

Note to Hillary: Clintonomics Was a Disaster for Most Americans

Under Bill Clinton, Wall Street created a ruinous bubble, while workers lost wages and power.

Robert Pollin

The Hospitality Industry’s Two-Tier Workforce

At one hotel, two groups of housekeepers can do the same work but get very different pay.

Michelle Chen

How to Make the Trans-Pacific Partnership Work for Workers and Communities

As written, the TPP has many flaws. But it could be salvaged if we open up the dispute-resolution process to civil-society stakeholders.

Lance Compa

Special Report

What the Pathetic Case Against Rentboy.com Says About Sex Work

What the Pathetic Case Against Rentboy.com Says About Sex Work

Without victims or allegations of trafficking or coercion, the case against Rentboy is particularly weak. It’s also drawn new groups into the movement to decriminalize sex work.
Lisa Duggan

In a coordinated takedown at 6 am on August 25, teams of agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and officers from the NYPD appeared unannounced with guns and vests at the homes of the CEO and several employees of the popular 19-year-old website Rentboy.com. Another team ransacked the… Continue Reading >

The Score

The World’s Biggest Trial of a Four-Day Workweek Shows: It Works

The World’s Biggest Trial of a Four-Day Workweek Shows: It Works

A shorter week allows workers to better take care of themselves without sacrificing productivity.

Bryce Covert
Why US Workers Are Better Situated to Confront Economic Turbulence

Why US Workers Are Better Situated to Confront Economic Turbulence

Europe directed more of its Covid aid to businesses, while the US supported workers. If a recession hits now, Europeans could be in even worse trouble.

Mike Konczal
The Economic Cost of “Dobbs”

The Economic Cost of “Dobbs”

More people who need an abortion will now be unable to obtain one, which will plunge many of them into financial turmoil and curtail their ability to pursue their dreams.

Bryce Covert

Activists Unite

Defend Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than all other administrations combined. Join a campaign to demand a pardon for one of them. 

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