by Imara Jones on August 12 2011, 9:37AM
After months of debate over the nation’s debt, the central bank’s unprecedented interest rates announcement this week was entirely about the jobs crisis. The subtext was clear: politics, not economics stand in the way of recovery.
by Shani O. Hilton on August 10 2011, 10:15AM
At least someone’s trying to be proactive about job creation.
by Jorge Rivas on August 5 2011, 11:16AM
The man who shook up the New York gubernatorial campaign with his catch slogan is getting the boot because his “rent is too damn low.” Still, he was right about everybody else’s rent.
by Shani O. Hilton on August 4 2011, 9:22AM
Widespread reports suggest would-be employers and placement agencies are weeding out applicants who are unemployed—leaving the long-term jobless with even fewer options.
by Imara Jones on August 3 2011, 10:15AM
The debt deal is an extension of the grand bargain Washington’s leaders made with Wall Street nearly four years ago: to save the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. The U.S. doesn’t have a debt problem; it has a values problem.
by Kai Wright on July 26 2011, 10:58AM
The wealth gap is now larger than it’s been since the Census Bureau began counting it. The foreclosure crisis is part of the reason, but its more symptom than cause for the building catastrophe in the U.S. economy.
by Kai Wright on July 21 2011, 9:30AM
Banks have spent tens of millions trying to protect a predatory financial industry from accountability. There could be no more essential fight than making sure they don’t get their money’s worth.
by Kai Wright on July 19 2011, 11:47AM
Warren’s had the two most important qualifications for the consumer protection job: power and influence. But the president likes to give away both, and so banks got their way, again.
by Bryan Gerhart on July 19 2011, 10:17AM
For at least the second time in recent memory, chaos breaks out as families scramble to apply for affordable housing. It’s yet another sign of the country’s deteriorating safety net.
by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2011, 2:35PM
For every dollar a white household has, the average black household has two cents. Melissa Harris-Perry offers some historical context.
by Shani O. Hilton on July 13 2011, 10:39AM
As the GOP pushes Medicare and Medicaid cuts, advocates urge Congress to make the programs work for three million home-care givers making poverty-wages—and the ballooning number of people who depend upon them.
by Kai Wright on July 11 2011, 9:53AM
How many times are we going to act shocked upon learning that the recessionary goblin isn’t actually dead?
by Jamilah King on July 8 2011, 11:32AM
Recent news shows bias is still getting in the way of work for young people of color.
by Shani O. Hilton on June 17 2011, 11:12AM
Still, there really are job-creation ideas out there. Really. Here’s another one.
by Julianne Hing on June 16 2011, 10:42AM
Labor and immigrant rights groups are pushing back against a renewed push to expand use of the E-Verify workers’ database.
by Shani O. Hilton on June 15 2011, 11:28AM
Really, they still exist. But Congress and the administration have stopped looking at them.
As millions of graduates join the workforce this summer, they enter a world in which there’s already a 4-to-1 ratio of job seekers to job openings.
by Yvonne Yen Liu on May 27 2011, 9:09AM
Let’s hope so. Because workers of color have rarely been in more dire need of a true political voice.