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THE NATION

AOC and Cori Bush are fighting for us to be a moral country

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THE ECONOMY

While billionaires like Bill Gates buy up all the nation’s farmland, Wall Street investors snatch up every home they can get their hands on.

Medieval illustration of men harvesting wheat with reaping hooks. Wikimedia Commons


THE ECONOMY

For the first time in decades, it’s a worker’s market

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PANDEMIC

Our approach to recovery is ill-fitting and out-of-touch, not to mention disgusting

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OPINION

The veil has been lifted, and it’s time

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The next step after Covid relief: relieving employers of health insurance costs — and allowing them to finally pay workers $15/hour


Democrats got almost everything they wanted in the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill

Chuck Schumer gives a thumbs up
Chuck Schumer gives a thumbs up
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer after the Senate voted 50–49 to pass the American Rescue Plan Act. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images


It’s time to question the flawed conventional wisdom driving the minimum wage debate

Demonstrators participate in a protest outside of McDonald’s corporate headquarters on January 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.
Demonstrators participate in a protest outside of McDonald’s corporate headquarters on January 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.
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A second-half economic surge will be the lone bright spot in another long, dark year

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The author of ‘Angrynomics’ unpacks why the economy has made us pissed off at everything

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