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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

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

Healthy Food, vegetables on display
June 10, 2014 | Blog

The end of cheap fruits and veggies draws nigh. Here’s why. Continue reading

In this Feb. 17, 2009 file photo, shoppers leave a Wal-Mart in Danvers, Mass. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 said it is realigning its U.S. operations in an effort to give more autonomy to executives in regional markets and reinvigorate U.S. growth.. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)
June 9, 2014 | Blog

Wage squeezes, stock buybacks and tax subsidies are all combining to keep America’s high and mighty ever higher and mightier. Continue reading

A members of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra play as they join in a protest against Wal-Mart on Black Friday, Nov 23, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Wal-Mart employees and union supporters are taking part in today's nationwide demonstration for better pay and benefits. A union-backed group called OUR Walmart, which includes former and current workers, was staging the demonstrations and walkouts at hundreds of stores on Black Friday, the day when retailers traditionally turn a profit for the year. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
June 9, 2014 | Blog

Watchdog groups say the US Chamber represents the interests of a select few big industry groups that want to crush worker organizing efforts. 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

There was a steady stream of post office customers dropping off mail including their tax forms at the Pembroke Pines, Fla., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The post office placed signs on the mail boxes to inform patrons about times. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
June 6, 2014 | Smart Charts

When it comes to financing the public sector, who bears the burden is the crucial question. Continue reading

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