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Organize Or Die

Organize Or Die

Realistically, there is only one way out of our predicament. Read more...
Let's Talk About MONOPSONY

Let's Talk About MONOPSONY

In the wake of AT&T’s newly planned mega-merger with Time Warner, it’s a great time to discuss—what?—MONOPSONY, a funny word describing what happens when an employer has too much power in the
I Asked The World's Foremost Ethicist If It's Okay To Have A Revolution

I Asked The World's Foremost Ethicist If It's Okay To Have A Revolution

There is inequality everywhere. But in San Francisco, it seems to be drawn by a cartoonist with an unrefined taste for absurdity. Read more...

Americans agree on what to do about inequality — and they’re doing it

Americans will likely vote next week to roll back decades of increasing economic inequality that has severely undermined the country’s cherished self-image as a meritocratic, middle-class nation. But
The Grim Future Of Labor Under Trump

The Grim Future Of Labor Under Trump

As our nation slowly awakens from its Trump-induced coma, we begin to contemplate what the next four years will mean for our most important issues. For workers, and anyone who cares about inequality,
It's Not Your Imagination, Rent Is Less Affordable Now

It's Not Your Imagination, Rent Is Less Affordable Now

The rent: is it too damn high? A new economic research paper finds: it is. Read more...
The Hard Work Is About To Get Harder

The Hard Work Is About To Get Harder

Zucotti Park is beautiful in the holiday season. Delicate strings of white lights coat the trees where, just a few years ago, thousands of angry people stomped and plotted and harangued the world
Poverty Doesn't Need Technology. It Needs Politics.

Poverty Doesn't Need Technology. It Needs Politics.

Yesterday marked the conclusion of the two-day Summit on Technology and Opportunity, an anti-poverty conference cohosted by the White House, Stanford University, and Mark Zuckerberg’s charity.
Powerful Republican Hates You

Powerful Republican Hates You

Even a cursory examination of the facts makes it impossible to reach any conclusion other than that the Republican Party takes inordinate pleasure in making your life worse. Take Virginia Foxx, for
We Are Losing The War On Inequality And It's Not Even Close

We Are Losing The War On Inequality And It's Not Even Close

This decade has been the one in which the American mainstream finally realized we have a profound economic inequality problem. It is only now becoming clear just how far we are from turning this
The Government Is Out Of The Equality Business

The Government Is Out Of The Equality Business

After the financial crisis and the Occupy era, “inequality” became a mainstream political issue. And the Obama administration made some quantifiable progress. Now? Prepare for the reverse. Read
There's More To This Than Globalization

There's More To This Than Globalization

Many Americans today believe that global free trade is responsible for the wage stagnation and inequality that plagues the middle and lower classes. Is it? Not really.Read more...
The Entire South Is Going Right-to-Work

The Entire South Is Going Right-to-Work

Kentucky has its first Republican-controlled legislature in nearly a century. Their first priority: wiping out the last vestige of union security in the South.Read more...
We Need To Tax The Rich But Instead We'll Do The Opposite

We Need To Tax The Rich But Instead We'll Do The Opposite

Economic inequality in America has been rising steadily since the Reagan era. Why? A new research paper identifies what it say is the main culprit: the fact that we’ve stopped taxing the rich. Read
Our Benevolent Shadow Government

Our Benevolent Shadow Government

This week, Mark Zuckerberg’s $45 billion philanthropic foundation announced it is bringing on David Plouffe and Ken Mehlman, two of America’s most prominent political operatives. It is worth
Davos in Crisis

Davos in Crisis

And a massive deficit in trust
Should Have Stuck With The Old Elites

Should Have Stuck With The Old Elites

After decades of growing inequality, our presidential election was a violent revolt against The Elites. So who the hell is actually trying to remedy that inequality frustrating our nation? The
How to Make College More Affordable

How to Make College More Affordable

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Have Unions Accepted Death?

Have Unions Accepted Death?

Every year, the government releases updated numbers on union membership in America. And every year, the number falls. Where is the rage, rage against the dying of the unions? Read more...

Rigged system: GOP rewrites rules to rush scandal-plagued elites into Trump cabinet

The Senate’s fake populists give insiders special treatment.Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is making sure Treasury Secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin, left, gets special treatment in the Senate. CREDIT: AP