Can't Work, Must Chat
March 05, 2014
How Internet chat made everyone's jobs impossible.
Janitors in federal office buildings, food servers at veterans' hospitals, and other workers with low-paying jobs for the federal government may get paid more in the future—at least if President Barack Obama has anything to say about it.
"Full Employment": The Two Words Obama Needs to Say Tonight
January 27, 2014
Presidents used to promise full employment. A generation ago, they abruptly stopped. Bringing back the term could change our politics.
How Does Your State Rank on the Minimum Wage?
January 13, 2014
This map shows who makes how much....and how little.
Step Aside, New York City. Los Angeles's Populism Is for Real.
January 13, 2014
In Los Angeles, the conditions are ideal for populist proposals—like the highest minimum wage in the country.
Against the Insufferable Cult of Productivity
December 13, 2013
The 21st century cult of productivity is paralyzing us.
Everyone in America Supports a Minimum-Wage Hike—Except the Tea Party
December 05, 2013
Even a majority of Republicans do!
Thursday morning, hundreds of thousands of federal workers who were furloughed due to the government shutdown awoke to the amazing, awful news that they were expected back at work today because Congress had reached a deal Wednesday night to fund the
How Do Fast-Food Wages Compare to Other Jobs'?
August 01, 2013
Today marks the fourth day in the largest fast-food walkout in U.S. history. One of the strikers’ key demands is a $15 hourly wage, slightly more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25.
Here Come the Daddy Wars
June 14, 2013
The average American spends $144 celebrating Mother’s Day, while for Father’s Day, the figure is $82. And that Father’s Day was inspired by Mother’s Day rather than vice versa is probably the least surprising fact you will read today.