inequality

Late Capitalism

You're Probably Not Getting That Loan Forgiveness You're Counting On

Out of almost 30,000 people who applied for a forgiveness program, just 96—less than 1 percent—had their debt erased. And it gets worse.
Allie Conti
9.21.18
Late Capitalism

The Rich People in Your City Have Even More Money Than You Think

A fresh report shows in terrifying detail how we're living in a "new Gilded age."
Allie Conti
7.20.18
Views My Own

Dear Obama, Spare Us the Lectures

His speech on democracy and capitalism sounded like a laundry list of all the ways liberal elites failed America and made Trump possible.
Matt Taylor
7.18.18
Late Capitalism

Goldman Sachs Is Worried Your Rising Pay Will Hurt Rich People

The latest reminder that American capitalism is in a dark, dark place.
Matt Taylor
7.10.18
Despair

It’s No Accident Americans Are Still Broke in a Booming Economy

A new study shows exactly how badly you're getting screwed, and why.
Matt Taylor
7.9.18
money

People Can't Pay Rent, Debt Is Insane, and the Economy Is Somehow 'Great'

Decades of the government helping the rich are coming home to roost.
Matt Taylor
6.14.18
politics

A Massive Strike Is Actually Working

A weeklong holdout over teacher pay that seemed to end after the Republican governor made major salary promises dragged into Thursday. It could resonate in November and beyond.
Mason Adams
3.1.18
money

Corporate America Celebrated Tax Cuts by Laying Off Workers

Don't let a twisted and dishonest PR scheme by massive companies grateful for Trump's huge Christmas present distort the truth.
David Dayen
1.10.18
Criminal Justice

Parents Forced to Pay for Their Kids' Jail Time Are Getting Refunds

In California, families were billed for their kids' incarceration—even when they were innocent. Now some of them are getting checks in the mail.
Eli Hager
1.8.18
politics

Will Democrats Finally Start Listening to Black Women in 2018?

Progressives of color want to get as much attention as the Democrats give the white working class.
Talmon Joseph Smith
12.26.17
politics

The Big Republican Lie About Their 'Middle-Class' Tax Cut

The GOP has wanted to cut taxes on the rich for years. Now they're finally doing it—and telling everyone they actually aren't.
Harry Cheadle
12.20.17
money

Do You Feel Rich Yet?

The market reached a record high. The Republicans are about to pass major tax legislation. What are you going to do with your money?
Eve Peyser
12.19.17