HPR writers debate Obama’s immigration executive order.
After a federal investigation discovered a “deep-seated culture of violence” against teenage inmates at Rikers, the U.S. Attorney’s Office issued the City of New York an ultimatum: reform Rikers within 49 days, or face a federal lawsuit. Yet despite pressure from the courts, media, mayor, and public, the pace of reform has been agonizingly slow […]
New York City jails are a $1.1 billion problem.
Why Greg Mankiw thinks Janet Yellen shouldn’t be talking about inequality
Mainstream media coverage has ignored how institutional racism sustains the violence at Rikers.
In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act into law, creating the first national minimum wage. This bill forever changed the relationship between legislation and workers’ rights, challenging lawmakers to work toward protecting the financial and physical rights of the worker, in this case by ensuring they received a living wage. The […]