A powerful industry is making workers choose between their lives and their jobs.
How will the coronavirus transform the relationship between state and market? A look at oil, food, and finance.
Trump is counting on the working class he’s betraying most aggressively. Can the left get out of affluent suburbia and back to its roots?
A tiny uptick in wages won’t do much to help Americans squeezed by debt and facing rising prices for medicine, child care, housing, and other essentials.
Trumpeting rising GDP and disposable income ignores harsh economic realities for working class people.
For average Americans, the U.S. economy hardly merits any kudos. Two new data dumps make that reality even plainer.
The middle class is starting to look poor, but the president’s Council of Economic Advisers now argues that not even the poor are poor—all the better to cut programs that serve both groups.
Leaders from Canada, Mexico, and the United States demand a trade deal that lifts up people and communities in all three countries.
GDP is high. Unemployment is low. Why are we still seeing unprecedented levels of economic inequality?
To build local power, activists in Bristol are taking aim at the root of all evils: money.
Wealthy donors are hoarding money in shady ‘charity’ accounts in the face of urgent community needs.
Billions are being warehoused in donor-advised funds in the face of urgent social needs.
Taxing high-end real estate transfers can help keep city living affordable for everyone.
While millions of students rack up college debt and gain no skills, millions of high-paying trade jobs sit empty.
Surprise! Corporations and billionaires are paying way less in taxes, with some profitable corporations paying nothing at all.