Economy & Work

  • August 11, 2015
    Not only has CEO pay exploded, so has the pay of top executives just below them. A new rule just passed by the SEC means workers will finally know how much more the higher ups are making.
  • August 7, 2015
    As time goes by, it gets harder and harder to figure out how much of the largest banks’ profits is due to their legitimate operations and how much is due to their tolerance of illegal activity.
  • July 29, 2015
    A new video from the Equal Justice Initiative sets out to explain how the myth of racial difference that was created to sustain American slavery persists today. Slavery did not end in 1865, it evolved.
  • July 27, 2015
    In his new book, Steven Hill writes about the need for a safety net for workers in a multi-employer world -- and the simple way to create one.
  • July 22, 2015
    Robert Kuttner writes in The American Prospect that the reforms needed to restore the country's shared prosperity are to the left of all the candidates, including Sanders.
  • July 21, 2015
    This week marks the fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank, the complicated legislation designed to reform Wall Street after the financial crisis. Five years later, the debate still rages.
  • July 20, 2015
    Unfettered capitalism is designed to callously extract money from the most vulnerable and funnel it upward, writes Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges.
  • July 17, 2015
    Jeb Bush is not alone in his beliefs that people need to work more, but his position could make for a very clear choice in the 2016 election.
  • July 16, 2015
    In the roaring 2000s, just as in the Roaring Twenties, America’s big banks used insured deposits to underwrite their gambling in private securities, and then dumped the securities on their customers.
  • July 8, 2015
    The Supreme Court’s recent blessing of Obamacare has precipitated a rush among the nation’s biggest health insurers to consolidate into two or three behemoths.