Poverty & Wealth

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Derrick Z. Jackson

Priority for abused communities must pervade every aspect of a Green New Deal. Read more

Green New Deal

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The city is close to passing a bill that would cap water rates for low-income residents and help them out of water debt. Read more

Economic Policy


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The French protest movement sparked by a gas tax hike remains committed to fighting for economic justice. Read more

America and the World

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Robert Emmons Jr. is challenging 27-year incumbent Bobby Rush in the Democratic primary. Read more


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He’s shown that he doesn’t understand the daily realities of being black in America. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Today on TAP: Blackstone wraps up its Wall Street rental scheme Read more



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Democratic presidential candidates finally tackled family leave in the November debate, but a major study shows that states can take steps now to address caregiving needs. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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A new proposed rule would allow ‘rent-a-bank’ schemes that could permit unlimited interest rates on loans as long as they come via a chartered bank Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Democrat John Bel Edwards worked with the Koch empire on criminal justice. Now their money is going to unseat him in the Louisiana governor’s race. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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There are basically only five ways to accumulate a billion dollars, and none of them has to do with being successful in free market capitalism. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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A French economist finds that America’s tax structure lies at the heart of inequality. Read more

Economic Policy

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In Arizona, the industry has a bill that would block minimum wage increases, because when people don’t have money, they need short-term loans. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The folly of voluntary charity as a substitute for government tax and transfer policies is most evident in the story of the Giving Pledge. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Erie—a struggling corner of Pennsylvania’s struggling economy—appears to be back in the Democratic column, but how can we be sure? Read more


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Investor, philanthropist, and Patriotic Millionaires founding member Lawrence Benenson discusses solutions to pressing American political and economic inequity. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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HUD has turned to the private market for money that legislators won’t provide. Read more


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The e-commerce giant has dropped $1.45 million to buy the Seattle City Council and blunt a vibrant working-class movement. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: Betsy DeVos’s mismanagement backfires Read more


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The victory sets a standard that their union hopes to match as contracts expire up and down the East Coast. Read more

Working in America

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CEOs, Silicon Valley investors, and techno-academics talk to themselves about new technologies, but workers must have a say in these debates as well. Read more

Working in America