Author Event: Class Lives

Author Event: Class Lives

Three class-diverse contributors to “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide” – Camisha Jones, Betsy Leondar-Wright and Michelle Tokarczyk – will read from their heartfelt pieces and invite participants to share their own class...
The Classy Election of 2012

The Classy Election of 2012

An Occupy Wall Street sign said it best: “They only call it class warfare when we fight back.” Over four long decades, American working families and poor people have seen wages stagnate, social services slashed, and our unions attacked. Since the Great...
Coddling the 10 Percent

Coddling the 10 Percent

Another way that the rich are different from you and me is that their bankers serve them freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies. The über-rich, of course, are used to such coddling, but now a class of customers that bankers have dubbed the “mass...
Where We Dwell Is Changing Fast

Where We Dwell Is Changing Fast

Time to live, Out on my own; But economics Keep me home. Owning your own home makes a lot of sense. Or at least it did, back when workers enjoyed steady jobs and when mortgages were owned by the bank downtown. There’s security in knowing what your monthly...
Better Public Schools Require a Stronger Safety Net

Better Public Schools Require a Stronger Safety Net

If our schools Are in the tank; We just have Ourselves to thank. Many American kids are getting a fine education these days, but plenty more are stuck with lousy schools. This disparity shouldn’t come as a shock, because that’s the way our society is...

Celebrating Felice Yeskel

Felice Yeskel, a warrior for economic justice, has left us. After a two-year battle with cancer, Felice died on Tuesday, January 11, surrounded by loving family and friends in Amherst, Massachusetts. Felice was a remarkable trainer and public speaker on issues of...