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

We Shouldn’t Destroy What Is Working in Our Economy

We Shouldn’t Destroy What Is Working in Our Economy

As policy-makers move to drive inflation down, it is essential that they don’t lose sight of the economy's bright spots.

Mike Konczal
So You Want to Reduce Crime?

So You Want to Reduce Crime?

What kinds of investments have been proven to lower crime rates? (Hint: It’s not directing endless money to the police.)

Bryce Covert
It’s Time to End Forced Arbitration Completely

It’s Time to End Forced Arbitration Completely

Congress essentially admitted that forced arbitration is a corrupt practice—but only banned it in one area.

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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