If Congress doesn’t extend the unemployment insurance program at the end of the year, two million people would be cut off. Continue reading
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.
EXPLORE The Economy
The Nation‘s Greg Kaufmann reports that, as the weather grows colder and the fiscal cliff approaches, Americans living in affordable housing are worried about how the budget negotiations in Congress will affect them. Continue reading
Ai-jen Poo describes her efforts to provide basic protections for nannies, housekeepers, home health aides, and others whose work “makes all other work possible.” Continue reading
In this Moyers Moment from 2007, political theorist Benjamin Barber describes the holiday tradition of getting consumers to buy things they don’t want or need. Continue reading