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Tenant rally in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Updated June 25, 2014 | Blog

The move could shut down predatory investing in the city’s real estate market. Continue reading

Unemployment Benefits
June 20, 2014 | Perspectives

Creating 217,000 new jobs is not a sign of economic health. Measuring the job market by quantity — with no regard for quality — devalues workers themselves. Continue reading

As a working musician, Chicago-based drummer Makaya McCraven says, "one day you're the guest of honor, the next day you're a peasant." (Image: Peter Holderness)
June 19, 2014 | Blog

“You have to code-switch a lot. One day you’re the guest of honor, the next day you’re a peasant.” Continue reading

The St. Regis Monarch Bay Resort, rented by the Koch brothers for $870,000 for their secret billionaire confab.
June 18, 2014 | Blog

A who’s who of Republican political elites recently met at a posh resort in California to discuss strategies for taking control of the Senate, climate change and campaign finance. Continue reading

Members of Local 100 of the Transport Workers enter Zuccotti Park in support of the Wall Street protestors in New York. September 2011(AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
June 18, 2014 | Perspectives
Thanks to the efforts of people like Anat Admati and Sheila Bair, there is some good news in the area of financial reform, focused on greater equity in the financial system.
A demonstrator argues with police lined up during a protest against the World Cup in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Anti-World Cup demonstrators are demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the international soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes)
June 18, 2014 | Blog

Dave Zirin discusses the Brazilian people’s protests against huge sporting events that catch the world’s eye but deepen inequality and divert resources from where they’re needed most in a country struggling with massive income inequality. Continue reading

Nurses walk under dimmed lighting during 'quiet time' at the Newborn Family Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 16, 2014 | Blog

No this is not a hoax — this really is happening. Continue reading

Bill Moyers headhshot on set
June 16, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Why haven’t any big bankers been prosecuted for their role in the housing crisis that led to the Great Recession? Bill has some ideas. Continue reading

In this March 29, 2013 photo, women walk past blighted row houses in Baltimore. Baltimore is far from the worst American city for poverty, but it faces all the problems of cities where vast numbers of the poor now live. The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s, while $85 billion in federal government spending cuts that began last month are expected to begin squeezing services for the poor nationwide. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 14, 2014 | Blog

Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress makes a case for talking about poverty by recounting how her mother raised her family through tough times. Continue reading

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, a "For Sale" sign rests on a vacant house in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 13, 2014 | Blog

“We learned a lot,” says one resident. “And because we were first, we learned first.” Continue reading

Tonya Crenshaw and Kendrick Haraalson fill out applications at a job fair in Brookpark, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 13, 2014 | The Poverty Line

Few policies are likely to have as much effect on improving the plight of the poor as a genuine commitment to full employment economic policies. Continue reading

Anat Admati
June 13, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Our banks are larger than before the 2008 crash and they’re still living dangerously, economist Anat Admati tells Bill. Continue reading

Anat Admati at a TEDx Stanford talk, 2014
June 12, 2014 | Blog

In a recent TedX talk, Stanford economist Anat Admati likens Wall Street executives and financial analysts to the emperor in the memorable children’s fairy tale. Continue reading

Nohemi Soria and Pedro Rodriguez harvest collard greens in Camden, N.J. (Photo: Kristin Moe)
June 12, 2014 | Activism

In Camden, New Jersey, they’ve created one of the nation’s fastest growing networks of urban farms. Continue reading

Anat Admati
June 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Our banks are larger than before the 2008 crash and they’re still living dangerously, economist Anat Admati tells Bill. Watch the full show » Continue reading

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