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Issue: Is California Dreaming?

Issue number: 8

Gender equality in developing countries may be the premier human-rights struggle of the 21st century -- but first the rest of the world has to care. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Rebuilding our economy on the back of illegal working conditions is morally untenable -- and it is bad economics. Read more

Special Report

A decent work agenda for the Obama administration. Read more

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As unemployment rises, the illegal treatment of day laborers only worsens. Where's the government? Read more

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Eight steps city governments can take to promote good jobs. Read more

Housing and Transportation

Millions of contract workers whose salaries are ultimately paid by government live in poverty. Uncle Sam should demand high standards, not pay as little as possible. Read more

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World War II defense contracts raised labor standards. Government could use the same leverage in peacetime. Read more

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How government can get back on the side of promoting good jobs. Read more

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Food workers increasingly exist in a legal limbo with no protections for wages, benefits, job security, or life and limb. Why are employers like Hershey off the hook? Read more

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Deregulation turned truck driving from a good job into a bad one. Now, thanks to local organizing and government action, there's a better road. Read more

Special Report

Candidates running with the economy against them have a tougher go, but it's possible to win by changing the conversation. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Self-destruction is inevitable when a rigid ideology of disdain for government fully comes to power. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Not much. An activist Supreme Court may strike down laws, but it can also give them political legitimacy. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Evolution and religion are compatible if we accept that even our cultural development displays inbuilt direction. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Women in the developing world who are paid to bear other people's children test the emotional limits of the international service economy. Read more

Features

Outsourcing has made the automotive industry so co-dependent and fragile that one company's downfall is every company's concern. Read more

Features

One man's journey into the whitest -- and fastest growing -- communities in America. Read more

Features

To a kid imbued with the idealism of "reform," Dahl's was a bracingly sanguine view of machine politics. Read more

Columns

The Obama administration is pressuring suburbs to end segregated housing but ignoring their history of segregated schools. Read more

Columns

California, still living with the consequences of Jerry Brown's first governorship, is poised to elect him again. Read more

Features