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Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

The people who hit the streets, on the first of May in Italy, wanted to celebrate the day of labor in the major cities. Also, to express their worries about the lack of work and the unemployment (which is now 43 percent among young people). Their credo: more work for everybody, less work per person.

Fast Food CEOs Are The Most Grossly Overpaid

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

If American income inequality had a poster child, it would be the fast food industry. Today, CEOs at leading fast food companies pocket more than 1...

How Thomas Piketty and Elizabeth Warren Demolished the Conventional Wisdom on Debt

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

According to the prevailing story, debt is caused by lavish and irresponsible spending by poor and middle-class families. But like much "conventional wisdom," an increasing amount of evidence belies this point.

Dave Jamieson

Some House Republicans Start To Wake Up On Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing number of House Republicans agree with their Democratic colleagues that the federal government needs to stop giving contracts ...

More Fast Food Unrest Coming

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein May 21 (Reuters) - Fast-food workers from three dozen U.S. cities on Wednesday will protest at the headquarters of ...

Fast Food Pulls a Fast One

Michael Winship | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Michael Winship

Our tax dollars are subsidizing both the fast-food workers who need the help and the companies' CEOs who don't.

Dave Jamieson

Staggering Income Inequality Found In Fast Food Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business

David Novak, the CEO of YUM! Brands, which owns Taco Bell and KFC, took home more than $22 million last year after exercising stock options, according...

Watch: The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part II

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Politicians manipulate deep prejudice to rouse hostility against minorities and the government, according to Haney López, and summon support for policies that make economic inequality even worse.

Watch: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

What do Cadillac-driving "welfare queens," a "food stamp president" and the "lazy, dependent and entitled" 47 percent tell us about post-racial America?

NPR's Robert Siegel Needs a Reality Check

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If anyone still suspects that National Public Radio has a consistently liberal bias, listen to Robert Siegel's interview with Brigid Flaherty, organizing director for the Alliance for a Greater New York, a labor advocacy group, on Wednesday's All Things Considered.

The Battle to Save Social Security

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The conventional wisdom in D.C. is that Social Security is a threat to the deficit and needs cutting. But, as J.K. Galbraith wrote of conventional wisdom, "The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."

The Worst Way to Cut Deficits

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Let's accept the premise that U.S. federal debt is out of control and cannot be reined in by efficiency in the health care sector. The way the government is cutting the deficit is the absolutely, objectively worst way the government could cut the deficit.

'Poor People Do Not Deserve to Have Children'

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

The greatest commonly shared story in this country is economic insecurity. If you think poor people don't deserve to have children, the problem is not SNAP or the people that rely on it to survive. The problem is you.

Demos Chief: Why Progressives Should Take Heart (Part 2)

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Sigman

At a small gathering in Los Angeles recently, Miles Rapoport, president of the 13-year-old progressive think tank Demos, expressed optimism about the ...

Demos Chief: Why Progressives Should Take Heart

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Sigman

At a small gathering in Los Angeles last week, Miles Rapoport, president of the 13-year-old progressive think tank Demos, declared that although the U...

All About Legs, From Joel Harper (WATCH)

Posted 08.26.2013 | MarloThomas

If you're looking for leg exercises, look no further. Celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper gave some fabulous demos when he joined me this week on Mo...

Grading Colleges on Access to the American Dream

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

America cannot afford to return to the days when only the scions of the wealthiest could attend college. The nation is most prosperous when prosperity is most shared.

Mr. President, Have Pity on the Working Man

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

And you thought the government didn't have a jobs program. It does. The problem is that the pay and benefits are lousy, and in many cases the working conditions ain't so great either.

Federal Government Nation's Biggest Creator of Low-Wage Jobs: Time for Obama to Act

Mike Lux | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

President Obama has waited too long. The president could help those 2,000,000 low-wage workers working for government contractors with an executive order, and for over four years now, he has refused to act.

Bad Credit Shuts New Yorkers Out of a Job

Amy Traub | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Amy Traub

"I served in the military for 30 years and received the highest level security clearances," said Brooklyn resident and war veteran Emmett Pinkston. "Yet I was turned down for a job as a TSA baggage screener, because of a bogus charge on my credit report. I found myself stuck at a low paying job."

Hey Citizen, Can You Spare $1,000? How About $10 Million?

Blair Bowie | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Blair Bowie

Candidates for the U.S. Senate this election got nearly 64 percent of the money they raised from individuals in contributions of at least $1,000 -- from just four one-hundredths of one percent of the population.

Distorted Democracy: Big Money and Secret Spending in the 2012 Elections

Blair Bowie | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Blair Bowie

While the results of next tomorrow's contests are up in the air, one thing is clear: big donors and secret spenders have been drowning out the rest of our voices for months.

Free the Vote: 2012 Is A Key Moment for Election Officials

Miles Rapoport | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

The historic elections taking place this November will not just decide what candidates win or lose, or even "just" what policy directions our states and country will take. They will also be a test for democracy itself.

Brown Escalates Warren Attack

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) demanded Friday that his rival, Elizabeth Warren, pay the state of Massachusetts $276,000 for voter registration forms sent...

The Left Unfiltered

Richard Brodsky | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

What comes across TV screens and printed pages as muddy and remote was given a sparkling clarity by an unlikely trio. Demos honored Republican former FDIC chief Sheila Bair, founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance Ai-Jen Poo, and United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard.