A new data visualization series illustrates how the pandemic and flawed policy responses have widened long-standing economic, racial, and gender divides.Read more
Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Let’s Start Debating What Deeply Dooms Democracy: Concentrated Wealth
Why we need to shove inequality onto America’s political center stage.Read more
Remembering Bill Gates Sr.
He believed the estate tax was an “economic opportunity recycling program.”Read more
FinCen Files Shine Spotlight on Suspicious Bank Transfers
The reporters behind the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers gave more to share. We should pay attention.Read more
When Police Repression is Not Enough: A U.S. Corporation is Suing Guatemala to Crush Local Mining Opposition
Global mining companies are turning to international arbitration to strong-arm governments into bending to their interests.Read more
Trump Trade Wars Have Led to Lost US Jobs and Factories. We Need a Worker-Centered Recovery.
Trump is making false claims about his record in struggling states like Ohio and Michigan. The jobs haven’t come back. They’ve been offshored to China.Read more
Remembering Ike, Our Unexpected Egalitarian
Former president Dwight Eisenhower deserves his new memorial. We deserve the greater economic equality he worked to help achieve.Read more
How U.S. Trade Policy Failed Workers — And How to Fix It
Now more than ever, we need a new trade policy to support an economic recovery from the pandemic and to start building an economy that works for everyone.Read more
Why Don’t People Call You a Genius? You Don’t Have a Billion Dollars.
The latest Forbes 400 can help us see why you don’t need a great intellect to become insanely wealthy.Read more
The NFL Can’t Avoid Politics Even If It Wants To
NFL owners and even some fans might want to simply watch their teams compete and forget about the world’s problems. Right now, that’s just not possible.Read more