Conservatives want you to believe that not having to choose between paying for rent or medicine is Soviet-style tyranny.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.
Trump’s FY2020 Budget Request Bloats Militarized Spending — and Slashes Programs Humans Actually Need
While funding for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons programs soars, investment in the Department of Education and Veteran’s Affairs plummet.Read more
If America can find $716bn for the military, it can fund the Green New Deal
If we redirected the trillions spent on fruitless wars, funding Medicare for All and a Green New Deal is perfectly realisticRead more
What’s Worse Than Ticket Scalpers? Stock Scalpers.
A new Wall Street Tax proposal would crack down on the high frequency traders that are cheating the rest of us.Read more
The Role of Family Wealth in Reinforcing Generational Divides
How can anyone, especially 30-somethings, afford to live in increasingly expensive cities?Read more
Teachers Urge Divestment from Private Prisons
A recent report exposes how public pensions are intertwined with institutions that profit off mass incarceration.Read more
A New Statistical Shell Game for Justifying Billionaires
Some daring conservatives are using the successes of Scandinavia to rationalize gran private fortunes.Read more
Helicopter Parenting Linked to Economic Inequality?
China and the United States — two nations notorious for their helicopter parenting — just happen to sport two of the world’s deepest economic divides. Coincidence?Read more
What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty and Inequality Through Tax Policy
State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.Read more
Answering the Attacks on the Green New Deal
Critics dismiss it as a dream. But that’s precisely what it is. It’s visionary.Read more