Opinion

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Low prices or livable wages? Let's discuss

My brother read my recent article on income inequality and asked me a question that I think is more generally at play in the debate: "Won't the costs of increasing the minimum wage simply be passed on to consumers?"

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Asking wrong questions about Ebola (and other things)

Slamming the door against the main victims of imperialist exploitation is impossible; microbes know no borders.

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Economic spin doctors

It's easy to feel you are being pressured against your instinct to accept a miserable marriage when listening to many economics pundits trying to be "upbeat" about the economy.

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Ray Rice and his enablers: why men must speak out

Think about it: before Goodell as well as Ravens coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens officials saw this new tape, what did they think had transpired on that elevator?

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New York's tale of two cities extends to America

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's "tale of two cities" could be told in cities across the country.

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Does inequality have a silver lining?

An insider is spilling the beans on the great unsaid in charitable circles: You can't ignore inequality and hope to fix an unequal world.

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Can we cure inequality, and how?

Joseph Stiglitz views growing inequality (a Marxist might say "the growing class divide") as a threat that may block economic recovery.

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Inequality, a growing national crisis

Democracy came out a winner in Michigan's elections when Republican Gov. Snyder's Emergency Manager law went down to defeat in a statewide referendum.

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“Trishna”: Love story twisted by class oppression

The movie is supposed to be a modern adaptation, set in India, of the Thomas Hardy classic, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."

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Justice for black farmers has May 11 deadline

The 180-day period for monetary claims by Black farmers against the USDA expires this week.

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