Stories by Les Leopold

Les Leopold, the director of the Labor Institute, is currently working with labor unions and community organizations to build the educational infrastructure for a new anti-Wall Street movement. His book Runaway Inequality: An Activist Guide to Economic Justice serves as a text for this educational campaign. All proceeds go to support these educational efforts. subscribe to Les Leopold's feed

Posted on: Jun 21, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Jobs at any cost could be a problem, as can un-strategic protests.

Posted on: May 8, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Obama does a Hillary by agreeing to take $400,000 from Wall Street to give one speech.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Your job could be next.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

What Trump's semi-success at the Carrier plant means for the future.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Only one candidate is challenging our economy's 40-year neo-liberal dystopia.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A new study shows that runaway inequality also is creating a more deadly gap—a growing life expectancy gap between the rich and the poor.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This is the heart of the new financialism and it is happening all over the country.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Is this the beginning of Occupy 2.0?

Posted on: Nov 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why do we put up with such injustices?

Posted on: May 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

American baby boomers are taking their own lives like never before.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

North Dakota's thriving state bank makes a mockery of Wall Street's casino banking system -- and that's why financial elites want to crush it.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Wall Street execs continue getting richer off the backs of regular Americans.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Big Finance is once again getting a free pass.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Citizens of a modern democracy demand the work the public sector performs.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Republicans are out to shred our social safety net -- and they're using debt as their excuse.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The super-rich have learned a new lesson: it is far better to take than to make.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We're number one? Hardly. The entire idea of American exceptionalism should be called into question.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Dollars doing to prisons will soon outpace dollars going to higher education in every state of the union.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We are told to appease the market gods or face eternal financial damnation.