Economy


The Growing Problem of Suburban Poverty

By Meghan Murphy-Gill, from U.S. Catholic

There are still plenty of poor people in the cities, but suburban poverty is a bigger problem.


Foreclosed and Financially Stranded at the Ramada Inn

By Monica Potts, from The American Prospect

Middle-class status is now out of reach for a group of people who, less than a decade ago, were financially secure.


Happy Birthday, Rolling Jubilee

by Suzanne Lindgren

Rolling Jubilee is one year old—what’s happened so far?


Socially Responsible Investing: Why DIY?

by Suzanne Lindgren

SRI funds make feel-good investing sound easy, but for the most impact you’ll want to do it yourself.


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Federal Student Loan Sharks

by William J. Quirk

Why is the government gouging our college kids? The new law on loan rates just makes things worse.


You Down With TPP?

by Suzanne Lindgren

The job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership is set to pass by year’s end, unless the public stands in its way.


Annie Leonard and the Story of Solutions

by Suzanne Lindgren

Annie Leonard releases the final video in her Story of Stuff series, "The Story of Solutions."


The Sharing Economy Just Got Real

by Janelle Orsi

Recent lawsuits against ride-sharing companies are a chance to rethink the sharing economy as we know it.




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