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Pedro Rodriguez, right, talks with Andrus Reyes as they participate in a demonstration on a Burger King parking lot as part of a nationwide protest supporting higher wages for workers in the fast-food industry and other minimum wage jobs in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
March 7, 2014 | Blog

The idea is popular, so low-wage employers have come up with a number of red herrings. Continue reading

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth. June 2012. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
March 4, 2014 | Blog

Conservatives say the Lone Star state’s recent record of growth validates their economic agenda. That record crumbles upon inspection. Continue reading

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 21, 2014 | Blog

In a must-read essay, former GOP congressional analyst Mike Lofgren analyzes America’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests. Continue reading

Trader Peter Tuchman reacts as he looks at the numbers during the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.  Poor corporate earnings reports pounded the stock market Friday in a sour end to an otherwise strong week of trading. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points for its worst day in four months. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 6, 2014 | Blog

America has been redistributing upward for some time – after all, “trickle-down” economics turned out to be trickle up — but we outdid ourselves in 2013. Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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December 6, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 | Blog

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November 5, 2013 | Blog

Austerity is dragging down an already feeble “recovery.” Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 | Activism

A new short film from the creator of The Story of Stuff examines the path to a less wasteful economy and a more sustainable future. Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 | Guests
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters following a Democratic strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Reid said he plans showdown vote on gun control on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 25, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

In this image made from video, a police officer uses pepper spray as he walks down a line of Occupy demonstrators sitting on the ground at the University of California, Davis on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. The video - posted on YouTube - was shot Friday as police moved in on more than a dozen tents erected on campus and arrested 10 people, nine of them students. (AP Photo/Thomas K. Fowler)
October 24, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stuff we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stuff we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

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October 17, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company this morning. Continue reading

An automated production line with robots at the Opel factory in Ruesselheim is shown on this undated handout photo. (AP Photo/Opel, HO)
October 16, 2013 | Blog

The question that haunted the post-war industrial tech boom of the 1950s is rising again: Have we reached a stage at which technology is destroying more jobs than it’s creating? Continue reading

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