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Issue: The Wages of Neglect

Issue number: 28

Can our constitution co-exist with extremes of economic inequality? Read more

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The mixed record of America’s new rich as often self-interested philanthropists   Read more

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While digital media make it easier to spread activist messages, today’s movements face many of the same problems their forerunners did.   Read more

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How New York’s budget crisis was used to roll back expansive government   Read more

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Baltimore officials accepted a voluntary settlement to reduce police abuses. Jeff Sessions wants to kill it.  Read more

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Yo-Yo Ma's celebrated project for global understanding through music runs into Donald Trump's sour note. Read more

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Why the green jobs promise is still unfulfilled Read more

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Can you have a model city in a left-behind region? Read more

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Jim Crow was the descendant of Southern slavery. More shocking is the legacy of government-enforced racism in the North.   Read more

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s privatization initiative at greater Boston’s transit authority has realized short-term savings—but the cure is still adequate public investment. Read more

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L.A. voters have chosen to tax themselves to build a citywide rail system. Can rail also resurrect the city’s long-vanished middle class?  Read more

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Veterans of the Contract Buyers League hit the doors again. Read more

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Created in response to the financial crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to consumers—which may be exactly why it’s now under threat. Read more

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Is there any way out of the dialectic of neoliberal policies producing economic backlash and support for the nationalist far right? Read more

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From bankruptcy king to Trump’s king of commerce Read more

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The Kansas governor’s attempt to create supply-side nirvana in Middle America not only failed to grow the economy—it created a crippling crisis of government that led to a statewide rejection of his politics. Read more

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Fifty years after the Six-Day War, a mistaken account of how settlement began still plagues Israeli politics. Read more

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As in the 1930s, progressives need economic development strategies for the left-behind regions of the country. Read more

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It’s a mistake to racialize an economy that harms the entire working class. Read more

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And they can’t retake Congress unless they win over more white workers. Read more

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