Manuel Pastor & Dan Braun


The California Chasm

As it pushes historic levels, inequality has become a hot topic. Activists have organized around the rich-poor divide, with “The One Percent” and “The 99 Percent” becoming a part of ...

Read More
wealth tax3

A Wealth Tax for California?

The Problem: California has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s main poverty measure, 16.8 percent of all Californians and 23.5 percent ...

Read More

Students on the Road to Debt

Monique, a vivacious, dark-haired graduate student, still owes $60,000 on her undergraduate education. "And that's with being an R.A. [Resident Advisor] and getting housing free and working full-time and getting ...

Read More

L.A. Refinery Workers: Enough Is Enough

Hanz Zalamea got used to leaving work grumpy and dazed, like a college student after an all-nighter. Before going on strike from the Carson portion of Tesoro Corp.'s Los Angeles ...

Read More

Behind the Walmart Pay Raises

Walmart recently announced that it would spend more than $1 billion this year to raise workers' pay, improve the way their hours are scheduled and provide better training. The company ...

Read More
Scroll To Top