Cities and states fork over an estimated $70 billion each year to large companies that don’t need public assistance to thrive. We could spend that money on our own neighborhoods.
Economists see the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program, designed for private-sector workers, as an innovative complement to Social Security.
Has gig work helped you build community or left you isolated and vulnerable?
The whole sector won’t enjoy broader success until its companies learn how to combine flexible work with better treatment.
While the number of Black-owned banks is down to only 22, there are 318 Black credit unions uniquely positioned to invest in their communities.
In Sonoma County, women are coming together to support one another and advocate for the safety of undocumented fieldworkers who often work in isolation.
Economist Guy Standing says the policy can reverse inequality. It also has an invigorating effect on volunteerism, home ownership, and community strength.
Baby boomers are the largest percentage of business owners, and they’re headed toward retirement. Worker cooperatives could keep the jobs they’ve created from disappearing.
Is the work we do for pay like digging a hole to nowhere? The author put shovels in the hands of 15 people to find out.
How the city is promoting local economic growth that goes beyond deals for big companies.
A public health researcher explains why life expectancy in the United States is falling, and it has to do with income inequality rising.