The Economy

From the first rumblings of the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, the Bill Moyers team has stayed on the story of the 2008 economic collapse and its continuing aftermath with bold, original reporting, essays and insightful interviews. From economists to community organizers, Wall Street financiers to historians, Moyers’ guests have provided powerful insight into the roots of the crisis and have stimulated a crucial national dialogue on its causes, effects and possible solutions.

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Kshama Sawant speak at a March 15, 2013, "March for $15" rally in Seattle. (Image: Flickr/ Shannon Kringen)
April 10, 2014 | Activism

Kshama Sawant is shaking up the city’s political establishment — and making all the right enemies in her campaign for a living wage. Continue reading

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April 9, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Historian Harvey J. Kaye talks to Bill about why FDR’s “Four Freedoms” — freedom from fear and want and freedom of speech and religion — are more important now than ever. Continue reading

Construction workers carry supplies at the World Trade Center site in New York. October 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 9, 2014 | Blog

Workers today find themselves in an ill-defined borderland where confusion reigns, standards are shifting or disappearing and abuse is rampant. Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman
April 8, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with the activist fighting the National Restaurant Association to get wages beyond their current level of $2.13 per hour. Continue reading

In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Lilly Ledbetter, left, speaks in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
April 8, 2014 | Blog

Even those who deny its existence acknowledge that it’s a reality. Continue reading

Gender gap as Uni applications rise
April 8, 2014

President Obama is set to sign two executive orders to help narrow the pay gap between men and women. Here’s why there is much more work to be done. Continue reading

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April 7, 2014 | Activism

Paid sick days leave everyone healthier and happier (except maybe a few corporations). Continue reading

Red and blue state map, based on returns in last four presidential elections. (Wikimedia Commons/ Angr)
April 7, 2014 | Blog

The rate of uninsured is now about 50 percent higher in states that refused to expand Medicaid. Continue reading

women protesting for sick days
April 4, 2014 | Blog

The vast majority of restaurants across the country pressure their employees to work while sick or injured, writes activist Saru Jayaraman in this book excerpt. Continue reading

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April 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Democracy’s officially on the auction block. The Supreme Court says it can go to the highest bidder. Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. (Photo: Dale Robbins)
April 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Did you know the federal minimum wage for millions of restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour? Advocate Saru Jayaraman says that’s not only unfair but unsafe. Continue reading

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April 4, 2014 | News & Notes

The inability of Washington to raise the minimum wage is a prime example of how elite donor dominance impacts real-world policymaking. Continue reading

Waitress in restaurant
April 3, 2014 | Blog

Tell us what you think: What’s wrong with the way restaurant workers are treated and compensated? Continue reading

Piles of U.S. currency. March 2007. (AP Photo/PGR-HO)
April 3, 2014 | Blog

They hope to extend the “GE loophole” without a lot of public attention. Continue reading

In this Feb. 28, 2014 photo, Students from City School in Grand Blanc test the strength of their small, handmade boats at the Sloan Museum, in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Samuel Wilson)
April 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Bill continues his conversation with education historian Diane Ravitch about the privatization of public education. (Watch part I of the interview.) Continue reading

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