An emerging social class called the "precariat" is defining the new normal in societies across the world. Its growth is already influencing politics, including the current U.S. presidential race.
The letter, from more than 70 Catholic and Christian leaders, asks all presidential candidates to put forward plans to address the two issues.
Is a split emerging between "economic progressives" and "racial justice progressives"?
The American Prospect's Rachel M. Cohen approached the subject in a recent post responding to an article written by Dara Lind of Vox about Bernie Sanders' controversial response to Black Lives Matter protestors at Netroots Nation, a progressive political convention held two weekends ago.
Distinctly Catholic: It will take more than a president to fix the messes we are in, the economic, environmental and moral messes. It will take all of us.
We say: What's lacking is encounter with and a sense of caring for those outside our small socioeconomic universes.
A week after refusing to endorse presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Meet the Press—saying that her "substance" regarding economic inequality remains to be seen—New York City Mayor Bill De
A superhero who fights the “evils of gentrification.” That’s how the New Republic describes the new Netflix series “Daredevil,” which is loosely modeled on a long-running Marvel Comics series by the same name.
Jeet Heer, of the New Republic, writes:
A recent interview at Inequality.org explores the question of how Americans view economic inequality and why more aren’t protesting it. The interview, a Q&A, is held between Sam Pizzigati, editor of the Institute for Policy Studies inequality monthly Too Much, and Benjamin Page, a Northwestern University political scientist who co-authored a 2014 report arguing that the U.S. is becoming less and less a democracy.
The gap between the rich and the rest of us continues to grow. But just as American wages have stagnated, so too has the public’s interest in combating income inequality.
The financial stability of America’s working families is increasingly divided by race and ethnicity, says a study released this week by The Working Poor Families Project.
“In 2013, working families headed by racial/ethnic minorities were twice as likely to be poor or low-income (47 percent) compared with non-Hispanic whites (23 percent),” the study states, “a gap that has increased since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007.”