Economics

Lawson with microphone

The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024 The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024

The “greatest teacher of nonviolence in America” was a mentor to generations of activists, from Martin Luther King Jr. to today’s union organizers and immigrant rights campaigners...

Jun 13, 2024 / Obituary / Peter Dreier

Children look through razor wire after crossing the US-Mexico border.

An Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law Could Threaten Undocumented Youth in Texas An Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law Could Threaten Undocumented Youth in Texas

SB 4, which the ACLU called one of the most extreme pieces of anti-immigrant legislation ever enacted, would give Texas police the power to engage in immigration enforcement.

Jun 13, 2024 / StudentNation / Lajward Zahra

Immigrants Are in Peril Around the World

Immigrants Are in Peril Around the World Immigrants Are in Peril Around the World

Fleeing poverty, violence, and climate change.

Jun 12, 2024 / OppArt / Eneko Las Heras

Unhoused senior citizens call a homeless advocate from at Tussing Park in Grants Pass, Oregon. on Thursday. March 28, 2024.

The Liberal Consensus on Homelessness Got Us Here The Liberal Consensus on Homelessness Got Us Here

The housing crisis is the logical outcome of real estate speculation and expanding unemployment—not an inevitable fact of life.

Jun 12, 2024 / Class Notes / Adolph Reed Jr.

Cars move slowly through traffic in midtown Manhattan on June 6, 2024.

Has NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing For Good? Has NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing For Good?

Or just until after the election? Either way, she’s blown a $15 billion hole in the MTA budget, leaving New Yorkers with overcrowded streets, filthy air, and an underfunded subwa...

Jun 11, 2024 / Ross Barkan

Steve Schwarzman speaking to students

Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump

Civic lessons won’t sway America’s oligarchs. Instead, we need forthright economic populism to bring them to heel.

Jun 10, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Central Park Tower, One57, and 111 West 57th Street, 2022.

What’s the Deal With Manhattan’s Pencil-Thin High Rises? What’s the Deal With Manhattan’s Pencil-Thin High Rises?

A walk along 57th Street.

Jun 10, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Karrie Jacobs

RFK Jr.

RFK Jr. RFK Jr.

In a nutshell.

Jun 7, 2024 / OppArt / Steve Brodner

President Joe Biden announces asylum restrictions at the US-Mexico border in the East Room of the White House on June 4, 2024.

President Biden Has His New Asylum Ban. Does He Have the Stomach for What Comes Next? President Biden Has His New Asylum Ban. Does He Have the Stomach for What Comes Next?

Many people say they want tougher border enforcement. They don’t always like what that looks like.

Jun 7, 2024 / Jack Herrera

An interior view of the betting odds video board at the Westgate Superbook ahead of the Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers on February 9, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Is Sports Gambling a Public Health Crisis? Is Sports Gambling a Public Health Crisis?

Why a progressive approach might be a national intervention.

Jun 5, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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