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Can We Finally Treat Food Workers Fairly?
Two pieces of seemingly unrelated news last week show just how deficient our values are when it comes to the treatment of thelowest paid workers in our economy, the largest portion of whom are employed in the food chain. First, Los Angeles followed Seattle and San Francisco in setting its minimum w

Pope’s Focus on Poor Revives Scorned Theology
VATICAN CITY - Six months after becoming the first Latin American pontiff, Pope Francis invited an octogenarian priest from Peru for a private chat at his Vatican residence. Not listed on the pope's schedule, the September 2013 meeting with the priest, Gustavo Gutiérrez, soon b

If you thought income inequality was bad, get a load of wealth inequality
When we think about and discuss economic inequality in this country, we usually focus on income inequality: The CEO who makes 300 times more than his workers, or the fact that the top 20 percent of earners rake in over 50 percent of the total earnings in any given year. But there's anothe

11 moments from Bernie Sanders's Reddit Q&A that show why he's a progressive hero
The media isn't taking Bernie Sanders seriously as a presidential candidate because he doesn't seem to have a realistic path to winning the nomination. But he does have a large and highly engaged fan presence on the internet, and his Tuesday Q&A session on Reddit was full of moments th


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