Topic: Economy

  • What kind of system would let them freeze?

    As temperatures plunged during the "bomb cyclone" storm, residents of at least 18 New York public housing complexes had no heat.

  • The robber barons of Silicon Valley

    Like their Gilded Age predecessors, today's tech billionaires use their wealth and power to wring profit from workers in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Real estate greed caused the deadly Bronx fire

    The deadliest fire in recent New York City history was the result of weak regulations that put the profits of landlords ahead of tenant safety.

  • Does the Bitcoin frenzy make any sense at all?

    The craze for the "crypto-currency" called Bitcoins says a lot about the irrationality of a system where profit comes before all else.

  • Renters crash a landlords' party in Seattle

    Activists organizing around tenants' rights and homelessness came together to make sure that Seattle landlords felt the heat.

  • Burying treasure in their tax havens

    The Paradise Papers leaked to the media reveal the everyday schemes that the rich employ to avoid paying their fair share.

  • A camp-in for the homeless

    Seattle activists took part in protests to call for real solutions for what the city admits is a "homelessness state of emergency."

  • Protesting a bad sequel to NAFTA

    The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement could spell more exploitation, especially of Mexico workers.

  • Keeping their greedy eyes on the tax-cut prize

    You knew it was coming, but the scale of Trump's planned tax-cut heist and the shamelessness of the lies to justify it still come as a shock.

  • Seattle's new fight for Housing for All

    A new campaign is addressing the homeless crisis in Seattle--and demanding housing for all and an end to anti-homeless sweeps.

  • Are tech workers the problem?

    The profit incentive in a booming housing and food market, not a "techie onslaught," is what's driving gentrification in the Bay Area.

  • Capitalism doesn't give a flying f*#k

    Flying the so-called friendly skies these days is an expensive, cramped, unhealthy and abusive experience--and the free market system is to blame.

  • Joining forces against NAFTA

    As the U.S. gets set to reopen negotiations of NAFTA with Mexico and Canada, activists in San Diego are planning united resistance.

  • Black Sacramento under attack

    Developers have their eyes on Sacramento-- which has meant more police violence and higher rents for its most vulnerable residents.

  • The YIMBYs push unaffordable housing

    A new wave of organizations that proudly claims the name "Yes In My Backyard" stands for letting developers keep building.

  • Was the G20 protest a sign of future struggles?

    The media focused on violence, but the big news about the protests at the G20 summit is that they were the largest in some 10 years.

  • How to get mentally tough like the filthy rich

    Being rich is all a matter of having a "Tiger Mentality," according to one writer--in other words, the ability to steal candy from kids.

  • What's the agenda behind Trumponomics?

    A quarrelsome alliance of economic nationalists, China-fearing industrial bosses and some prominent bankers are forging a new U.S. economic strategy.

  • Are we living for The City?

    A book by a former British banking insider seeks to deepen the Marxist analysis of the financial system and modern imperialism.

  • We're in it together against airline hell

    Overbooked flights and poor conditions for airline workers stem from a common cause: deregulation and the pursuit of profit.

  • Tackling Trump on Tax Day

    Thousands turned out in San Diego to call for the rich to pay their fair share and for the government to fund our priorities.

  • ¿Mejor economía bajo Trump?

    El mercado bursátil ha estado bullendo desde la elección, pero esto no significa que la economía está preparada para despegar y crear puestos de trabajo.

  • Why the NGOs won't lead the revolution

    Even organizations that do good work and attempt to be accountable face a limitation: They are only addressing the symptoms, not the cause.

  • Has Trump made the economy great again?

    The stock market has been on a tear since the election, but that doesn't mean the economy is poised for takeoff, with plenty of jobs, as Trump promised.

  • New York is still a tale of two cities

    The hopes of many that Bill de Blasio would dramatically shift the level of inequality in New York City have been totally dashed.