Work and Economy
May 8, 2015 -
A new study found that the U.S. foreclosure crisis not only displaced 9 million people from their homes but also led to a dramatic increase in neighborhood segregation along racial lines.
May 7, 2015 -
There's a growing national movement to end the discriminatory practice of requiring job applicants to check off a box if they have a criminal record. Last month, Virginia became the most recent state to "Ban the Box."
May 6, 2015 -
New data on inter-generational income mobility shows that the South is the region of the country with the lowest levels of upward mobility for children.
April 17, 2015 -
While major corporations like Walmart and McDonald's have recently taken steps to boost some workers' pay, tens of thousands took to the streets this week calling for a real livable wage. In what organizers have said was the largest demonstration yet, fast-food workers, child care providers, adjunct university faculty and others rose up in the Fight for $15.
April 13, 2015 -
By underfunding audits, politicians are helping their rich friends get away with tax evasion. The resulting shortfall provides an excuse to weaken government programs they never liked anyway.
April 10, 2015 -
The current field of declared and soon-to-be declared presidential candidates includes politicians who've gone to bat for tax avoiders -- and have sought to avoid taxes themselves.
March 26, 2015 -
Riffing on key ideas from her last two books, the Canadian author argues it's a perfect time to employ the "shock doctrine" for good by using climate change as opportunity to "change everything" about our economy and energy systems.