Alabama may be known for its conservative politics, but the state has a wealth of working-class and progressive organizing taking place. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, Helen Diana Eidson describes the growth and achievements of Alabama Arise, a coalition of congregations and community groups fighting for public services, fairer taxation, tenant rights, and criminal justice […]
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Increasing inequality has squeezed many Americans out of the middle class and into the working class. In this week’s Working-Class Perspective, Victor Tan Chen reviews Peter Temin’s book, The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in the Dual Economy. Chen argues that Temin’s ‘duel economy’ framework illuminates the challenges facing our economy, but falls short of proposing realistic […]
On Tuesday, July 18, the Kalmanovitz Initiative hosted a luncheon discussion on a fundamental challenge facing working people in America: retirement security. More specifically, the event focused on the enormous fees paid to Wall Street fund managers who invest workers’ pensions in risky alternative assets such as private equity and hedge funds. These fees were […]