A French economist finds that America’s tax structure lies at the heart of inequality.
How changes to California’s Proposition 13 could reduce inequality.
The Democratic frontrunner’s mixed economic record leaves him vulnerable to progressive opponents.
A struggling bellwether county in Pennsylvania appears to be back in the Democratic column. But is it?
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An Economic Policy Institute study concluded that rideshare drivers nationwide take home an average of $9.21 an hour after expenses.
Armed with a state override of its rejected application, Promise Academy filed a new request. Then came the lawsuits.
A bill awaiting Gov. Newsom’s signature would bar new private prison contracts. Two industry giants are already reinventing themselves.
A proposed law could reboot California’s public investment system to provide a stable source of local funding for affordable housing.
Here’s what former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who narrated this video on the series, has said about the project: “It’s so important for fact-based news outlets to shine a light on the defining issue of our time. ‘United States of Inequality’ is a timely reporting project.”
The Chicago Teachers Union framed its fight as a struggle against the city’s gross inequities between rich and poor families.
Where Elizabeth Warren and Gavin Newsom’s plans to reinvest in public schools most diverge is on funding mechanisms. Liz has one; Gavin doesn’t.
As the full scope of AB 5’s passage grows clearer, independent contractors in a few fields fear the new law could hurt them.
A Latinx novelist challenged Georgia Southern University students to think about their whiteness. They did, and the results were not pretty.
Why was a mother charged with failure to protect her children when she had moved them away from her abusive partner and into a shelter?
Clear Lake was once a resort destination. When its water quality deteriorated, tourism plunged.
The end to decades of intractable charter warfare came courtesy of an unstoppable grassroots movement.
The state might be three decades late in meeting its 2030 climate goals and more than 100 years late in hitting 2050 targets.