Of course the progressive Oregon city would be a pioneer on this.
In recent weeks France has faced strikes and protests as the battle has come to their terrain, over a new, sweeping labor law. Among other provisions, the law would weaken workers' protections regarding overtime pay, the length of the work week, and job security.
The myth of the American Dream is the dominating factor in keeping people complacent in the United States. You know it -- work hard, and your life will improve. Well, maybe not your life, but your kids', or at least your grandkids'. If that doesn't work, it is the fault of immigrants, or the darn Chinese, or those welfare freeloaders.
Good journalism and good economics requires an open debate about the key issue driving the Sanders revolt: runaway inequality.
What's really causing the growing gap between haves and have-nots? Is it mechanical market forces? Outsourcing? Real estate?
New research shows minimum wage decreases aren't a huge reason inequality has grown since the 1980s.
A rock star economist argues the new Gilded Age is more costly than we thought.