“If a company is going to receive taxpayer money, it should have safe workplaces. It should pay its workers the wages they’ve earned. It should provide the medical leave workers are entitled to. It...
August 21, 2014 | Amy Traub
Frankly, some people benefit economically from exploiting racial discrimination—for example shareholders in the companies that profit from discriminatory hiring, pay, and promotions policies, or say...
August 21, 2014 | Catherine Ruetschlin
Hamilton Nolan is upset that rich people buy up apartments in New York City and do not really use them. He proposes putting an end to this practice by taxing owners of unoccupied apartments 20% of...
August 20, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
I remember the stunned reaction of so many Americans back in the summer of 2005 when legions of poor black people in desperate circumstances seemed to have suddenly and inexplicably materialized in...
August 20, 2014 | Bob Herbert
If you say that, deep down, everything belongs to everyone, or that the world belongs to all in common, people act as if you are crazy. Yet, this was Christian orthodoxy for millennia. When scholars...
August 20, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
In a blockbuster article  this week, Jodi Kantor of the New York Times spotlighted the work and life of Jannette Navarro, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother, whose erratic and...
August 15, 2014 | Amy Traub
Remember when Paul Ryan said this? We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning...
August 15, 2014 | Matt Bruenig
Last night's police violence against citizens of Ferguson, MO was an affront to democracy. There is nothing more American than a community uniting in the face of tragedy, than ordinary people...
August 14, 2014 | Heather McGhee