inequality

Teachers, EMTs, Firefighters and Other American Heroes Deserve a Tax Break

Teachers, EMTs, Firefighters and Other American Heroes Deserve a Tax Break

David Wallis

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Washington Post. Such a policy would increase retention of public servants, boost morale and serve as a ladder to millions of people who keep us safe, teach our kids and heal our wounds.

Takers or Makers? How Americans Decide Who 'Deserves' a Safety Net

Takers or Makers? How Americans Decide Who 'Deserves' a Safety Net

Maia Szalavitz

CULTURE

Co-published with The Guardian. It’s about to get worse for those needing help as the Trump administration tightens access to all sorts of benefits.

Trump is Ready to Pull Another Fast One

Trump is Ready to Pull Another Fast One

Rich Benjamin

ANALYSIS

Co-published with EsquireWhy would Trump lend his time and effort to this gathering of unapologetic internationalists who favor open borders, free trade, and globalization? The president's trip to Davos has three serious issues.

Payday Lenders Kept Me Afloat When I Fell From Middle Class to Poverty

Payday Lenders Kept Me Afloat When I Fell From Middle Class to Poverty

Joseph Williams

FEATURES

Co-published with QuartzMy odyssey from the middle class to Ace Check Cashing, speaking with a teller through a window of three-inch-thick bulletproof-glass, was simultaneously surreal and jarring.