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
Ad Policy

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 Staggering Costs of Sexual Harassment

The Staggering Costs of Sexual Harassment

Settlements offer a semblance of justice, but they don’t make victims of sexual harassment whole.

Bryce Covert
The Political Brilliance of the American Rescue Plan

The Political Brilliance of the American Rescue Plan

Biden’s stimulus plan took the question of recovery off the table. Now the Democrats can focus on passing large-scale economic reforms.

Mike Konczal
There Is No Crisis of Laziness

There Is No Crisis of Laziness

Republicans seem determined to make workers so financially desperate that they’ll labor for whatever pay employers deign to offer. 

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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