Category: Class

Tamara Draut: Today’s working class

No longer shuttered away in a factory, today’s working class is interwoven into nearly every aspect of American society. But we don’t really hear much about it

Jill Richardson: The Latest Attack on Food Stamps

Adding a work requirement to food stamps is a mean-spirited and short-sighted move that will harm our economy while exacerbating hunger

Nicolas Lalaguna: When did rape become entertainment?

Destroying gender inequality once and for all, is an essential precondition for both race and class equality to be achieved

Pete Dolack: Fooled again?

Trump trade policy elevates corporate power

Steve Fraser: Class Dismissed

Class Conflict in Red State America

Kenneth Surin: Extreme Poverty in the U.S. is a Political Choice of the Powerful

Alston began his statement on the U.S. by saying that “in practice, the United States is alone among developed countries in insisting that while human rights are of fundamental importance, they do not include rights that guard against dying of hunger, dying from a lack of access to affordable healthcare, or growing up in a context of total deprivation.

David Rosen: It’s Time to Radically Redistribute Social Wealth

Americans are realizing that their pockets are being picked, their social wealth (however little it is) is being expropriated to make the new robber barons ever richer

Chris Hedges: ‘The Gig Economy’ Is the New Term for Serfdom

A 65-year-old New York City cab driver from Queens, Nicanor Ochisor, hanged himself in his garage March 16, saying in a note he left behind that the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft had made it impossible for him to make a living. It was the fourth suicide by a cab driver in New York in Read more…

Reed Richardson: Journalism of, by and for the Elite

The reality is that the average New York Times reporter shares much more in the way of educational and cultural background with those they cover than with the general public

Bernie Sanders: We Need to Talk About Inequality

  On the first episode of his new podcast “Deconstructed,” The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan sits down with former presidential candidate and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders to talk poverty, inequality, media bias, and the 2020 presidential election. Sanders is fresh off a Facebook town hall with Sen. Elizabeth Warren and filmmaker Michael Moore that was viewed Read more…

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