Imara Jones is the former Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com and the creator of the weekly news show ‘The Last Sip: News for Social Change.’” She served in the Clinton White House, where she 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. She’s a proud resident of Brooklyn U.S.A.

ISIS and the Cost of War

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.

For Once, Common-Sense Ideas to Stop Income Inequality

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.

Citibank Pays Up, Finally

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.

No Place Like Home?

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.

Income Inequity Is a Choice

Now is as good a time as any to ask whether American democracy and its winner-take-all capitalistic system are compatible or need to part ways.

Why a Raise in the Minimum Wage Will Happen

The faster Wall Street and corporations resisting the income hike grasp the political reality, the better it will be for the millions of people who work full-time but don’t earn enough to live; especially women of color.