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My Life On The Walmart Treadmill

Jamaad Reed | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Jamaad Reed

This is the America of the 21st century, a country divided along lines of morality, where wealth equates to power and the gap between those who have and those who don't is increasing. I will continue to speak up for those who aren't able to speak up for themselves.

We Need To Fix The Economy Before This Chart Becomes Our Reality

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

One of the saddest truths about the so-called economic recovery is that the middle-class jobs lost in the recession are being replaced by low-paying o...

Walmart's Latest PR Campaign Is Quite Conveniently Timed

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores, faced with criticism about worker pay, is making public a round of promotions of about 25,000 U.S. stor...

Why the Strike Is Back

Camille Rivera | Posted 10.05.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

The purchasing power of minimum wage workers is 26 percent lower than it was in 1970, and low-wage jobs are the fastest-growing occupations in New York City, with the number of workers being paid minimum wage increasing ten-fold over the past six years.

Standing Up for Low Wage Workers

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

It has been amazing to witness the fast food-worker strikes that have swept the country in the past few months. One of the most shocking things that the workers have complained about is that their employers have been cheating them out of their full pay. These aren't isolated incidents.

Gary MacDougal in the NY Times Last Week -- Patent Medicine in the 21st Century

Peter Edelman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Media
Peter Edelman

Gary MacDougal popped up on the op-ed page of the NYT last week with the line that we spend a trillion dollars on the poor and get nothing for it. In the past I haven't gone out of my way to reply to the argument, but I think regular people need to see an answer.

40 Years Later: New York City on the Edge

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 09.19.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The urban problems of this decade are about black and Latino young men lacking skills and education and not connected to work. The numbers in this category in New York City are staggering.

How the U.S. Tax Code Really Redistributes income

Beth Shulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Beth Shulman

The administration is attempting to more equitably distribute the benefits of tax entitlements by ensuring those at the bottom get the benefits that higher income taxpayers already receive.