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The Minimum Wage, Sweatshops, and Escaping the Free-Market Binary

Nathan Robinson | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Nathan Robinson

There is a strain of argument for free markets that purports to be on the side of working people. It says that while do-gooder regulations may be nobly intended, ultimately they often hurt the people they are trying to help.

Telling a Story of Africa Through Youth and Innovation: 'My Africa Is'

Tom Murphy | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

My Africa is is a collaborative effort to follow and share the stories of change-makers in 13 cities across sub-Saharan Africa.

Goldman Sachs Was Part-Owner Of Under-Age Sex Trafficking Site

nytimes.com | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

THE biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States appears to be a Web site called Backpage.com. The owners turn out to ...

Stop the Retreat

Robert Walker | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

Around the world, the rights and welfare of women are under assault. And it's not just in developing countries. Even in the U.S., women's rights cause is in retreat.

Being There: Kristof's Game Changing View from Egypt's Streets

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

Proof there's hope. Nick Kristof walked the streets of Cairo for days, and writes of the needed paradigm shift in the attitudes of Americans regarding the Middle East.

I Make Marty Peretz Apologize for Anti-Muslim Screed

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

After years of writing racist screeds, Martin Peretz of the New Republic finally had to apologize. He writes in response to the brilliant Nick Kristof who wrote a column excoriating Peretz yesterday.

Half The Sky And Fighting Gender Violence

The New York Review of Books | Sue M. Halpern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Breaking a Conspiracy of Silence Sue Halpern The New York Review of Books Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by N...

What Civilized Country Operates Like This?

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

What civilized country operates like this? In case God-and-country defenders of the status quo need reminding, America's for-profit health insurance system serves neither.

The Most Important Book of the Year

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Petrocelli

Half the Sky makes the case that the plight of women is getting worse in much of the world and will continue on its downward slide unless we do something about it.

Nick Kristof Sneaks Into Burma To Report On Human Rights Abuses

International Herald Tribune | Nicholas D. Kristof | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MYAWADDY, Myanmar: Before entering Myanmar from Thailand, you scrub your bags of any hint that you might be engaged in some pernicious evil, such as e...