Economic Justice

Economic Justice Makes or Breaks Elections

by Imara Jones on Nov 4, 2014 11:11AM

Lack of economic progress may lead to poor voter turnout.

Topics: Economic Justice, Politics

ISIS and the Cost of War

by Imara Jones on Oct 16, 2014 7:10AM

Unfinished business in Iraq and Afghanistan shows us that scaling up the military campaign against ISIS will create severe costs that won't be shouldered equally by all Americans.

Topics: Economic Justice

Unemployment Stats Paint a Dangerously Incomplete Picture

by Imara Jones on Oct 8, 2014 7:10AM

The latest U.S. jobs report puts unemployment at a low 5.9 percent. But this number doesn't reflect what's really going on in millions of people's lives.

Topics: Economic Justice

Watch Imara Jones on 'Caffeine TV' Debut

by Jamilah King on Sep 18, 2014 10:09AM

If you like his take on race and economic justice on Colorlines, tune in!

Topics: Culture, Economic Justice

For Once, Common-Sense Ideas to Stop Income Inequality

by Imara Jones on Aug 13, 2014 7:08AM

In two separate reports issued over the past week, a strange thing happened in the fight over America's economic future: The nation's big-city mayors and Wall Street got on the same page about the need for broad-based economic fairness.

Topics: Economic Justice

There's Still a Long Road to Economic Recovery

by Imara Jones on Aug 6, 2014 7:08AM

Despite last week's exuberant headlines, the economy is still moving sideways overall and remains downright dysfunctional for people of color and the working poor.

Topics: Economic Justice

Subprime Loans Are Back With a Vengeance

by Imara Jones on Jul 24, 2014 7:07AM

Lenders haven't learned from the subprime mortgage loan meltdown. Now they're entering the auto loan business.

Topics: Economic Justice

Citibank Pays Up, Finally

by Imara Jones on Jul 18, 2014 7:07AM

The huge penalty for duping investors on subprime loans won't do much for the homeowners the bank bilked. But at least there's a measure of justice.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy

Subprime Loans Strike Again

by Imara Jones on Jul 17, 2014 7:07AM

Lenders haven't learned from the subprime mortgage meltdown. Now they're getting into the used car business.

Topics: Economic Justice

No Place Like Home?

by Imara Jones on Jul 10, 2014 7:07AM

As the rich dominate the housing market everyone else is left behind. Given that white people make up nine out of 10 of wealthy households, the disproportionate gains at the top of the market have racial implications as well.

Topics: Economic Justice