When President Obama arrives in New Orleans today, he will face a reckoning with his promises to help rebuild and restore the city. The city’s poor and black populations still await their recovery.
When it comes to unfettered capitalism, the verdict is in. From failures in housing and education to healthcare and jobs, the evidence shows that the capitalist system just isn’t working.
From wealthy billionaires designing our public education system to millions of children relying on food stamps, America’s unequal society is chock-full of embarrassing realities.
Canadians view public transit as a vital public utility whereas Americans view it as a social welfare program. Can the influence of Calvinist theology in the United States explain the discrepancy?
A new infographic from the Institute for Policy Studies and National Domestic Workers Alliance explains how corporate interests in the homecare industry threaten quality care for our families.
In any society where great stashes of wealth amass at the top, philosopher Elizabeth Anderson reminds us, the wealthy will sooner or later come to see most of the rest of us as failures.
On Black Women’s Pay Equity Day, experts weigh in on income inequality for African-American women. Today, a black woman makes just 64 cents on the dollar earned by a white man.
Corporations have reaped trillion-dollar benefits from sixty years of public education in the United States, but they’re skipping out on the taxes meant to sustain the educational system.
At the heart of privatization is a disdain for government, a distrust of society, and a mindless individualism that leaves little room for cooperation. Here are 5 steps that lead to privatization.
To address the problems in American education, we must address the crisis of economic inequality in this country. The real crisis in our schools is inequality, not poor teachers or administrators.