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Atlanta’s MARTA Expansion: An 8 Billion Dollar Step in the Right Direction

Atlanta's public transportation could use an upgrade to make up for MARTA's scrawny layout, which excludes major parts of the metro area and leaves many residents isolated from the city's economic development.


Don’t Let Affluent Suburbs Dictate Housing Policy

Exclusionary housing policies have gone on for far too long and it's time states take efforts to reform development restrictions and promote diverse and affordable housing. 


Overdue Overtime: Why You Should Care about Obama’s New Overtime Rules

July 1, 2015 COMMENTARY BY: Mike Cassidy TOPICS: Workers & Economic Inequality, Economic Policy, Poverty

President Obama's latest order has made working overtime worthwhile again—and restored what it means to work a forty-hour work week.


Despite Disparate Impact Ruling, U.S. Far From Fair Housing

The Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project ruling is a victory for combating racial inequality, but fair housing has a long way to go before discrimination is truly eliminated.


The Penalty of Caring

Care work is undervalued in America. Policy associate Clio Chang discusses why it's time to recognize care's true worth.

Tags: maternity leave, inequality, eitc, child poverty, caregivers, care workers

Will Los Angeles Enforce Its Minimum Wage?

The recent minimum wage increase in the city of Los Angeles is a win for the state, but will it be enforced so workers reap the benefits of the new law?



Workers & Economic Inequality

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