Imara Jones

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Imara Jones is the Economic Justice contributor for He served in the Clinton White House, where he worked on international trade policy, and was an executive at Viacom. Imara has a master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics, and holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia in political science. He's a proud resident of Brooklyn U.S.A.

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Economic Justice Makes or Breaks Elections

by Imara Jones on Nov 4, 2014 11:30AM

Lack of economic progress may lead to poor voter turnout.

Topics: Economic Justice, Politics

A Concise History of U.S. Divestment in Black Men [VIDEO]

by Imara Jones on Oct 22, 2014 9:03AM

Economic justice columnist Imara Jones and graphic artist Tatiana Lam explain how black men have been excluded from generations worth of economic opportunity initiatives.

Topics: Economy

6 Ways the White House Can Help Truly Keep Our Brothers

by Imara Jones on Oct 22, 2014 8:06AM

Let's get specific about what the Obama administration can do in the next two years to fix generations worth of divestment in black men.

Topics: Economy

ISIS and the Cost of War

by Imara Jones on Oct 16, 2014 7:00AM

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 7:00AM

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

For Once, Common-Sense Ideas to Stop Income Inequality

by Imara Jones on Aug 13, 2014 7:00AM

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 7:00AM

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 7:00AM

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 7:00AM

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 7:00AM

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

Topics: Economic Justice