Last month the national unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent—a low it had not reached since October 1969, two months after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon.
In December 2013, a year into his second term, Barack Obama identified“dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility” as “the defining challenge of our time.”
Seventy years ago, Taft-Hartley ushered in “right-to-work” and strangled workers' rights. The labor movement still hasn’t recovered.
There is no starker measure of inequality in the United States than net wealth—and over the last four years, the divide has only grown.
The latest acquittal of a white police officer in St. Louis reflects a pattern of policing that denies equal citizenship to the area’s black residents.


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