Posts by Amy Traub

Employers should pay their workers enough to live on and support their families.
July 7, 2014 | Amy Traub
“We should do everything we can to strengthen unions in this country,” said President Obama on Tuesday.
June 18, 2014 | Amy Traub
Let’s say you have a lucrative industry. Businesses are expanding. Profits are healthy. So what kind of paychecks are the workers bringing home?
June 12, 2014 | Amy Traub
At first, the University of Chicago economist didn’t think credit card regulation could possibly work.  “I went into the project with this sort of conventional wisdom that well-intentioned...
May 21, 2014 | Amy Traub
The consumer advocates at the Center for Responsible Lending don’t mince words: “overdraft ‘protection’ is a racket; not a service.” CRL explains: Transaction shuffling and multiple, exorbitant...
May 13, 2014 | Amy Traub
Americans cumulatively have $854 billion in revolving loan (mostly credit card) debt, according to the Federal Reserve.
May 1, 2014 | Amy Traub
“How can you pay your debt, if you can’t get a job?” That’s the straight-forward question Council Member Debi Rose asked on the steps of New York’s City Hall this morning, as she stood up as a lead...
April 10, 2014 | Amy Traub
What does it take to change the business model of a multinational corporation that brings in nearly half a trillion dollars in revenue each year?  You’d have to ask Walmart workers.
April 9, 2014 | Amy Traub