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Rebekah Barber: The battle to block state preemption of local minimum wage laws

The Fight For $15 movement has won some important victories since it was launched seven years ago. Just last month, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to raise the current $7.25 hourly federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, though the proposal is expected to face resistance in the Republican-controlled Senate. In Read more…

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George Monbiot: Killer Clowns

Why are so many nations now led by extravagant buffoons? Because the nature of capitalism has changed

Sarah Anderson: ‘The Squad’ Keeps the Focus on Bold, Inequality-Busting Policies

Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley fight hard for their constituents in the face of racist attacks

Jarod Facundo: A Bus Tour Pushes For Higher Taxes

Tax cuts have funneled wealth upwards to the richest for decades. Activists have convened a nationwide bus tour to prove how unpopular those tax policies have been

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Dean Baker: Trump’s Fixation on Intellectual Property Rights Serves the Rich

If we had some mechanism for sharing research costs across countries, then new drugs could sell for a few dollars per prescription, instead of a few thousand

Chuck Collins: Taxing the (Very) Rich

An Idea Whose Time Has Come Here’s

Mallika Khanna: Climate Change Is a Poor People’s Issue

Poor and working communities stand to gain the most from protections against corporations that expose them to pollution

Tom Athanasiou: Global Inequality in a Time of Climate Emergency

Our world’s richest have a great deal of money. They also have the power to decide whether our civilization sinks or swims. So what can we do?

Sam Pizzigati: Presidential Candidates Believe in Billionaires

A clear majority of candidates for the Democratic Party’s 2020 nomination seem to have no problem with the presence of grand private fortunes

Chuck Collins: Taxing the Rich Starts With Knowing Who They Are

Not all the rich are created equal, and it will take different policy approaches to redistribute some of their wealth

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