Instead of loaning students money, the federal government could just pay for their tuition, without causing any significant economic problems.
“As we found ourselves choosing between rice, oatmeal, or potatoes for every meal, it occurred to us that being in poverty isn’t about how hard you work; it’s about how much money you make.”
The attempt to solve our ecological and social crises through economic growth is a fool’s task, because both crises have a common cause: an infinite-planet, perpetual-growth economy has met the limits of a finite planet.
The poverty rate in the U.S. would be 15 percent higher if not for the War on Poverty and government anti-poverty programs since 1967.
In the evolving global economy, migrants facing virtual indentured servitude abroad—and coming home to debt and social isolation—feels like the new normal.
A sustained one-percentage-point decline in the unemployment rate is associated with a 9.4 percent rise in the wages of workers in the bottom quintile of the wage distribution.
The nurses’ unions focus on health gives them a unique perspective on climate change among organized labor.
Key national unions are stepping up to support the People's Climate March on September 21. But some green radicals say unions need to create their own climate protection strategy that democratizes the energy sector.
Incubator farms help seasonal workers start their own businesses, where they get better pay and the support of a community.
More than 400 workers and supporters were arrested on Thursday amid a nationwide wave of walkouts and demonstrations.
For low-wage workers, Seattle's minimum wage increase means a chance to go to college, pay the rent, and visit the dentist.