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Economy & Work
What’s the Matter With Ohio?
August 29, 2016
It’s a bellwether state in this presidential election year but largely because of the way it reflects voters’ angst.
It Is Time to Begin the Process of Rebuilding Our Middle-Class
August 23, 2016
Our collapse from an "opportunity for all" middle-class economy to a "winner-take-all," dog-eat-dog system is behind many problems we face as a society.
The Half-Life of Deindustrialization
August 18, 2016
Its economic, social and psychological effects continued for decades after plants closed and across generations.
America’s Criminal Injustice System
August 17, 2016
Our criminal justice system ignores larger truths about the lives of the accused.
Richest Colleges Tend to be Stingy With Aid
August 17, 2016
These schools could be investing their endowment funds in students.
Why Trump Is In Youngstown
August 15, 2016
The Republican candidate hopes to appeal to the deindustrialized town's disaffected workers but there are ironies about his appeal and his audience.
Don’t Just Cut Carbon. Redistribute Wealth.
August 12, 2016
Climate disruption is inextricably linked to economic inequality. Serious climate solutions must be, too.
America's Enormous Racial Wealth Gap
August 11, 2016
Just as past public policies created the racial wealth gap, current policy widens it.
Democracy & Government
The (Un)Making of Donald Trump?
August 5, 2016
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston says his new book is “basically everything Donald Trump wants to make sure you do not know."
Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber
August 4, 2016
Affordable transportation shouldn't be a privilege, but a right for all people of all economic backgrounds.
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