We Keep Getting Richer But Unhappier

How happy do you feel today? How worthwhile do you think you are? How meaningful is your job? How hopeful do you feel? How angry? How does this compare... Read more »

Bernie Sanders Suggests Amazon Wage Increases Are Response To Outside Pressure

UPDATE: Oct. 2 ― Amazon announced Tuesday that it would raise pay for all its employees to $15 per hour. CEO Jeff Bezos said in a release the company had listened... Read more »

States See Energy Boom Along With Economic Expansion

By Tim Henderson An oil and gas bonanza in Southwestern states may be helping to drive the continuing national economic boom. The nation’s 4.2 percent growth in GDP, estimated... Read more »

These 5 Rebel Movements Want To Change How Money Works

There have always been movements with dissenting views on the money system: how it runs and whom it works for. But in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis,... Read more »

We Cannot Fight Climate Change With Capitalism, Says Report

As access to cheap, plentiful energy dries up and the effects of climate change take hold, we are entering a new era of profound challenge ― and free market... Read more »

The Black-White Unemployment Ratio Has Barely Budged

President Donald Trump defends himself against charges of racism by saying that not only is he not racist, but he has presided over some of the best job gains... Read more »

The Economy Won’t Save Republicans In The Midterms

Donald Trump keeps bragging about the economy — an unemployment rate of just 3.9 percent, 3.7 million jobs created since he took office, consumer confidence up. Will this help... Read more »

Kylie Jenner Is ‘Self-Made’ And Other Myths We Tell About The Extremely Wealthy

When Forbes magazine released its list of the richest “self-made” female entrepreneurs on Wednesday, Kylie Jenner was its cover star. At just 20, she is worth an estimated $900... Read more »

What Is A Federal Jobs Guarantee?

In the era of Donald Trump, ambitious progressive policies that were dismissed as fringe a few years ago are increasingly finding a foothold. One of these is the idea... Read more »

America’s Housing Crisis Is A Ticking Time Bomb

By nearly every measure, the American housing sector is broken. For decades, city, state and federal policies have contributed to rising rents, falling subsidies and the systematic shift of... Read more »