Posts by Amy Traub

“Whatever executive authority I have to help the middle class, I’ll use it,” announced President Obama in last month’s landmark economic address in Galesburg Illinois. Now consensus seems to be...
August 16, 2013 | Amy Traub
The idea is simple: people who get up and go to work every day in one of the world’s richest countries should not have to live in poverty.
August 1, 2013 | Amy Traub
Our personal information is compiled, traded, analyzed and sold off as never before. Not only do business and government track us online, but retailers trace our cell phones through stores, and vast...
July 31, 2013 | Amy Traub
Job security, with good wages and durable industries. A good education. A home to call your own. Affordable health care when you get sick. A secure retirement even if you’re not rich.
July 24, 2013 | Amy Traub
The Smithsonian is a national treasure. The world's largest museum and research complex, it encompasses a remarkable 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoo, and nine research centers. In many...
July 11, 2013 | Amy Traub
States used to have the authority to enforce usury laws, capping the excessive interest rates of any lender interested in transacting business with their citizens. Although usury laws are still on...
July 3, 2013 | Amy Traub
In America, employees have the right to stick together to form unions and bargain collectively. At least, we’ve got those rights on paper. In practice, many employers routinely violate rights to...
July 2, 2013 | Amy Traub
Come April 2014, New Yorkers will finally have the right to get sick. Thanks to a New York City Council vote last night overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto, New York will become the largest...
June 27, 2013 | Amy Traub