Features related to low wages

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 19, 2014 | Perspectives

Conservative members of the House Budget Committee showed up at a recent hearing on poverty to preach what they think they already know about people living in poverty. Continue reading

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, in coronation robes, 1775 (Photo: Wiki Commons)
July 15, 2014 | Perspectives

Globalizing capitalism and its new extremes — rising prices and wealth inequalities — has a remarkable historical parallel in the events of the 16th century. Should modern-day capitalists be guarding the Bastille? Continue reading

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestures as he speaks about the fiscal cliff during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 9, 2013 | Blog

The Vermont senator fears military intervention in Syria would be a costly mistake at a time when America should focus on serious economic problems closer to home. Continue reading

A construction worker silhouetted against the morning sky builds a planned shopping center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 22, 2013 | Blog

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship reveal how the owners of capital wring even greater wealth from the sweat and sacrifice of workers, deepening America’s economic inequality. Continue reading

Shoppers take advantage of Black Friday sales in the early morning at a Target store. November 2010. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
November 20, 2012 | Blog
With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, Demos looks at how increasing wages in the retail sector would improve the overall economy.