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Issue: Work in the Age of Anxiety

Issue number: 5

From 1954 thought 1974, American workers brought home most of the wealth that they produced. Since 1974, they've steadily lost power—and they're getting just a fraction of the wealth they produce today. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Images/Kathy Willens

His writing turned out to be mortal. But in post–World War II American culture, he’s still a giant.   Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Why it made sense for Democrats to take the risk of ending the filibuster on most nominations. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The question that haunted the post-war industrial tech boom of the 1950s is rising again: Have we reached a stage at which technology is destroying more jobs than it's creating? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

At the rate things are going, tens of millions of us could end up as temps, contract employees, call-center operators, and the like.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Gregg Segal

Jim Gilliam of NationBuilder says his software will "democratize democracy." So why do many of his progressive friends consider him a traitor?  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Donald Webster Cory's 1951 landmark book, The Homosexual in America, inspired early activists. Then he disavowed its message.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Images/Edmond Terakopian

In California, a growing number of fathers are taking advantage of paid parental leave. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Images/Austin American Statesman/Jay Janner

How do we harness the power of 3-D printing while protecting ourselves from its dark side? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Harry Hamburg

While Congress has done its darndest to kill the Affordable Care Act, Republican governors in some swing states have taken a lead in pushing for Medicaid expansion. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/The Southern Illinoisan, Steve Jahnke

America’s rapidly changing religious landscape Read more

Books

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AP Images/J. Scott Applewhite

A new book explores when and why America’s rich protest.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

A new crop of Supreme Court books show Chief Justice Roberts siding with his hero's ghost—for now. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Fruitvale Station's intimate portrait of Oscar Grant promises better days ahead for black film. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture