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Yachts and boats
June 4, 2014 | Perspectives

“Why don’t the unemployed get off their couches?” and eight other critical questions for Americans. Continue reading

China sets air pollution goals
June 3, 2014 | Blog

For years, China and the US have been caught in a stand-off that blocked global progress on preventing global warming. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates headshot
June 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

What is this Atlantic journalist asking white people to do when it comes to the past treatment of African-Americans? Coates answers in this clip. Continue reading

Joshua Collins, 24, demonstrates outside the Burger King restaurant where he works during a protest calling for higher wages and a worker's union, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Atlanta. AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 30, 2014 | Perspectives

Our ‘leaders’ today are aggressively enthroning themselves and their ilk as the potentates of our economic, governmental and social systems and snuffing out the light of egalitarianism. Continue reading

An Occupy Los Angeles protester holds a sign as he walks down the steps during a rally in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. About 100 protesters, chiefly a coalition of labor unions, gathered Thursday morning outside the Bank of America tower on Hope and 3rd streets and marched in a circle chanting "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 30, 2014 | Blog

The richest 10 percent of people in the world hold 86 percent of the world’s wealth. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 30, 2014 | Moyers & Company

You know those people who always take and never give back? Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says that’s exactly how many of our top corporations are behaving, by paying virtually no taxes whatsoever. Continue reading

Wall Street
May 30, 2014 | Blog

In a new white paper, the Nobel Prize-winning economist argues that tax reform is critical for fighting America’s extreme inequality. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 30, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz on why America’s future prosperity depends on tax reform today. Watch part two of Bill’s interview with Stiglitz » Continue reading

A night scene of a Bank of America ATM on K Street NW in Washington. November 2006. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 29, 2014 | We're Not Making This Up!

Corporate taxes are near a 60-year low, in part because companies have become adept at not paying their fair share. Continue reading

Farmworkers pick tomatoes at Taylor & Fulton Tomatoes in Immokalee, Fla. March 2006 (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
May 29, 2014 | Blog

Since its inception three years ago, the Fair Food Program has played a key role in transforming the work conditions in Florida’s $650 million tomato industry. Continue reading

A replica of the iconic Wall Street bull is lifted as a symbol of greed during a protest rally to support low-wage workers as part of National Day of Action in New York, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 29, 2014 | Perspectives

In his powerful speech at the AFL-CIO convention in September last year, the Nobel Prize-winning economist said that our economy is sick and we are losing the American dream. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 28, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz on why America’s future prosperity depends on tax reform today. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Civil rights marchers enter west-of-Chicago suburb in Cicero, Ill., on September 4, 1966. Credit: AP Photo
May 28, 2014 | Blog

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates explains how government housing policies led blacks into the arms of fraudulent mortgage lenders and whites to dump their homes in 1960s Chicago. Continue reading

Fast food workers announce a global protest for a higher minimum wage outside a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan on May 7, 2014. (BillMoyers.com/Neha Tara Mehta)
May 27, 2014 | The Poverty Line

We’re at a critical moment in our economic recovery. Continue reading

White homeowners in Chicago formed block clubs in the late 1960s, designed to keep the neighborhood white. (AP Photo/JLP)
May 23, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The Atlantic senior editor talks about black vs. white neighborhoods, the messages we send African-American kids and the elementary school experience that changed him. Continue reading

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