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: Oct 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The corporate media may obsess about what Occupy Wall Street is all about, but these images should make it clear.

Posted on: May 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We are the richest country in the world, and we have the means to create employment for the 20 million who are without work.

Posted on: May 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Washington is talking about balancing the budget on the backs of the elderly, but the economic security they enjoyed at one time is already imperiled.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

If we don't bust up Big Finance, there soon will be another financial crisis that will destroy what's left of our middle-class way of life.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It’s high time that the $2.2 trillion sloshing around in hedge funds supported real job creation and debt repayment instead of enriching a handful of billionaires.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

How do they make so much money? Where does it come from? How can hedge fund firms with fewer than 100 employees make as much profit as firms with thousands of employees?

Posted on: Mar 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Warren and the AGs are demanding that the banks pay for the damage they have done AND create jobs. How refreshing!

Posted on: Mar 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It's up to us to embarrass lawmakers into making financial elites pay their fair share.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

For more than a quarter century after WWII the fruits of America's productivity were shared with average working people, year in and year out. Not anymore.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The latest jobs report indicates that the unemployment and job creation rates are better than a year ago, but there are problems with the numbers.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Most Americans rightly sense that our middle-class dominated economy has devolved into a system of financial socialism by and for elites.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

What a great year for Wall Street: profits up, bonuses up and, best of all, criticism down. Somehow Wall Street has much of America believing its lies and rationalizations.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The top 10 hedge fund honchos each averaged $1.87 billion in 2009 -- wouldn't you like to know their secrets? Here are a few.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Instead of showing their outrage about the spread of poverty in the richest nation on Earth, the super-rich want us to pity them?

Posted on: Oct 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We force very low income single moms to jump through hoops to get their welfare checks, but we let Wall Street's welfare kings walk all over us.