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Issue: Can Money Save the World?: The Gates Foundation and the Cult of Big Aid

Issue number: 8

The explosion of low-wage jobs is due, for the most part, to the declining bargaining power of America's employees. Read more

Special Report

With the right policies, turning foreclosed properties into decent homes could provide high-wage employment. Read more

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Child-care providers have long been thought of as full-time baby sitters. Government can make them well-paid professionals. Read more

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Some of the worst abuses are in food-processing and farming work -- where government is a huge purchaser. Read more

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There is well-established legal authority for much stronger presidential action to promote good jobs. Read more

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How the government's policy to modernize trucks collides with its policies to promote high-wage jobs Read more

Special Report

Why does the Pentagon use low-road companies to feed and clothe our troops? Read more

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The road to unionized Wal-Mart runs through obscure towns where workers are abused in hidden warehouses. Read more

Special Report

There is a lot the administration can do without legislation. Read more

Special Report

Ragtime -- an innovative tableau of real and fictional events in the early 20th century -- legitimized the idea that the self-interested act can have an impact. Read more

Columns

Cynically using science to stall policy is the research equivalent of filing frivolous legal motions. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Obama's election showed how much the country has changed; his governing has shown how much it hasn't. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The 1970s were a decade of lost opportunities to reconstruct the New Deal order. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Any Golden-State governor, given California's political makeup and its constitutional arrangements, is condemned to failure. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The ACLU looks to science fiction to prepare for future threats to civil liberties. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Progressives' attempt to reshape the media has had some successes, but the failures may be more instructive. Read more

Features

Is giving away money -- and lots of it -- really the best way to change the world? Read more

Features

Even as we make progress on specific issues, the broader culture war seems to get uglier and uglier. Read more

Columns

Republicans caused our economic uncertainty. Progressives have answers. Read more

Columns

The GOP's website reminds us how grand the old party used to be -- eons ago. Read more

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