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Frankie Tisdale is a fast-food worker at KFC, Brooklyn. He has joined protests for a higher minimum wage. (Moyers & Company/Neha Tara Mehta)
June 10, 2014 | Blog

Frankie Tisdale makes less than $10 per hour working at a KFC in Brooklyn. Last month, he joined global protests for a higher minimum wage. A photo-feature. Continue reading

In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, demonstrators protesting what they say are low wages and improper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and other minimum wage workers would get what protesters demanded when they shut down a handful of city restaurants in May and others demonstrated nationwide in July. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 8, 2014 | Blog

Immediately after the Occupy Wall Street protests began, candidates and elected officials started echoing its themes and the growing inequality in the country. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part two of his interview, economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate tax abuse has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winner has a plan to change that. Watch part one of Bill’s interview with Stiglitz » Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate abuse of our tax system has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winning economist has a plan to change that. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Isla Vista shooting, woman behind glass with bullet holes.
June 2, 2014 | Perspectives

The debate after one man’s killing spree — and his vow to punish the young women who rejected him — may prove to be a watershed moment in the history of feminism. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates headshot
June 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

What is this Atlantic journalist asking white people to do when it comes to the past treatment of African-Americans? Coates answers in this clip. Continue reading

College Community Shooting
May 31, 2014 | On Democracy

The same story unfolds around each new mass shooting. When will the cycle be broken? Continue reading

Joshua Collins, 24, demonstrates outside the Burger King restaurant where he works during a protest calling for higher wages and a worker's union, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Atlanta. AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 30, 2014 | Perspectives

Our ‘leaders’ today are aggressively enthroning themselves and their ilk as the potentates of our economic, governmental and social systems and snuffing out the light of egalitarianism. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 30, 2014 | Moyers & Company

You know those people who always take and never give back? Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says that’s exactly how many of our top corporations are behaving, by paying virtually no taxes whatsoever. Continue reading

A night scene of a Bank of America ATM on K Street NW in Washington. November 2006. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 29, 2014 | We're Not Making This Up!

Corporate taxes are near a 60-year low, in part because companies have become adept at not paying their fair share. Continue reading

Farmworkers pick tomatoes at Taylor & Fulton Tomatoes in Immokalee, Fla. March 2006 (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
May 29, 2014 | Blog

Since its inception three years ago, the Fair Food Program has played a key role in transforming the work conditions in Florida’s $650 million tomato industry. Continue reading

A replica of the iconic Wall Street bull is lifted as a symbol of greed during a protest rally to support low-wage workers as part of National Day of Action in New York, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 29, 2014 | Perspectives

In his powerful speech at the AFL-CIO convention in September last year, the Nobel Prize-winning economist said that our economy is sick and we are losing the American dream. Continue reading

Civil rights marchers enter west-of-Chicago suburb in Cicero, Ill., on September 4, 1966. Credit: AP Photo
May 28, 2014 | Blog

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates explains how government housing policies led blacks into the arms of fraudulent mortgage lenders and whites to dump their homes in 1960s Chicago. Continue reading

Oscar Isaac plays fictional folksinger Llewyn Davis in the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. (Image: CBS Films)
May 28, 2014 | Activism

For over a century, American activists have employed folk music as an instrument of change. Continue reading

Fast food workers announce a global protest for a higher minimum wage outside a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan on May 7, 2014. (BillMoyers.com/Neha Tara Mehta)
May 27, 2014 | The Poverty Line

We’re at a critical moment in our economic recovery. Continue reading

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