The Larger Meaning of Jeremy Corbyn

Europe's center-left parties have ceased to be credible opposition.

It's Not Just Uber: Why the Taxi Industry Needs an Overhaul

Many of the abuses Uber drivers face are standard practice for traditional cab companies. 

Donald Trump Could Actually Be the Republican Party's Nominee for President

What used to seem impossible no longer does.

Fixing the Public Infrastructure Bottleneck

Why officials need to confront the politics of public-private partnerships in order to tackle much-needed projects. 

Missing Workers: What the Unemployment Rate Isn't Saying About the Recovery

How complete is the recovery from the Great Recession? Look to wages, not the jobless rate. 

A Nation of Sociopaths? What the Trump Phenomenon Says About America

To ask if the rogue Republican’s surge is good for Democrats is the wrong question.

The Labor Movement: A Year in Review

A lot has happened on the labor beat in the past year, and a lot of it good. Here's a look at the Prospect's coverage of workers' rights and unions since last Labor Day.

Refugee Blues

Right-wing, anti-immigrant nationalism has been on the rise in Europe. Can EU leaders still learn from history?

A Happy Labor Day—Really

From minimum-wage increases to the recent NLRB ruling, the past year has given workers cause for celebration. But the fight against inequality continues.

We Are All Independent Contractors Now

In the precarious new economy, no profession is safe from casualization. 

Netanyahu Has Lost on the Iran Deal, But Won't Leave the Table

Will the Iran fight make it easier for Democratic politicians to criticize the occupation?


Why the DOL's New Overtime Rule is Such a Big Deal

As many as 15 million workers may soon be eligible for overtime protection for the first time in decades. 

Deterrence, and that Truck in Austria

Anyone serious about countering extremism in the Middle East should be doing much more for refugees.

Carly Fiorina and the GOP Gender Card

Both an asset and a danger to the Patriarchy Party, she’s marshaled the right’s anti-choice women to shame the fellas into letting her play.

The Labor Prospect: Employing Standards

A game-changing decision from the NLRB, Uber drivers launch a class-action lawsuit, and the struggle to pay tuition on minimum wage.