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200 Jobs Lift DC's Homeless Residents Out of Poverty

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Every week a steady flow of job seekers arrives at the new Wisconsin Avenue office of AimHire. Friendship Place launched the job placement program in ...

Occupy Wall Street Evicted by $174.5 Million Subsidized Firm

John Stoehr | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
John Stoehr

Zuccotti Park is different. While most parks are public, this one is privately owned. Its owner is one of America's largest commercial real estate firms. Brookfield Properties owns lots of property in lower Manhattan -- and its status among corporate "citizens" is enviable.

Replace Vox Petrol With Vox Populi

Stuart Whatley | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

The salvaged billions from cutting federal gas industry subsidies should be redirected towards a "democracy subsidy" in the form of a tax deduction for everyone who votes in the next election cycles.

Invest in America's Future

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We all want to create jobs and encourage economic recovery. We now have over 30 years of experience with trickle-down policies. What has worked, and what needs change?

Obama's "High Road" Contracting Policy Builds on Chicago's Living Wage Law: Now, Can Chicago Learn From Its Own Success?

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Amy Traub

A soon-to-be introduced bill to expand the living wage to companies that directly or indirectly benefit from city subsidies such as tax increment financing will put the city to the test.

City Council, Don't Throw Away Our Tax Dollars

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The City Council should not approve the Kingsbridge Armory project unless the developer guarantees that future retail workers will be paid a living wage.

The Living Wage Fallacy

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

In the Bronx, residents are fighting to ensure that a new retail development, which is receiving tens of millions in public subsidies, provides true economic opportunity for local residents.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama to Push Tax On Being 'Too Big To Fail'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama will unveil on Thursday a proposed levy on the nation's biggest financial firms structured not just to repay taxpayers for the bank ba...