by Michelle Chen on September 17 2010, 10:00AM
While much of the media has focused on the debate over extending Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, some other tax relief for the less-than-wealthy hardly gets a second glance.
More people than ever rely on some form of government benefits.
by Michelle Chen on September 15 2010, 9:30AM
In California, Asian Americans may suffer relatively low rates of unemployment, but a surprising number of them tend to stay stuck in that hole for a long time.
Obama hopes the tax debate will paint a bright line between Republicans and Democrats this month.
by Michelle Chen on September 9 2010, 9:27AM
In an increasingly harsh economy, social security after retirement could be all that many seniors have to look forward to.
It’s unclear exactly how jobs will be created, what kind of jobs they’ll be and for who will get them.
by Jamilah King on September 7 2010, 12:46PM
They’re still waiting for a $1.25 billion bias settlement while politicians play favorites with wealthier landowners.
by Rinku Sen on September 3 2010, 1:39PM
More workers than you think don’t enjoy the protection of labor laws. A look at their jobs, and the burgeoning movements to get them rights.
by Rinku Sen on September 2 2010, 11:31AM
An historic New York victory demonstrates what today’s labor movement needs to look like.
The Iraq drawdown rearranges misguided priorities rather than creating new ones—like job creation, health care and family support.
by Michelle Chen on August 31 2010, 4:02PM
A unique welfare program is creating a surprising number of new paychecks, but it may soon fade away without renewed support from Congress.
by Michelle Chen on August 30 2010, 9:10AM
While New Orleans hobbles toward recovery after Hurricane Katrina’s punishing blows, a deep affordable housing crisis continues to hold back impoverished mothers:
A CBO study provides more proof that social programs help stimulate the economy, not tank it.
Social Security is 90 percent of income for a third of black and Latino seniors.