Stories by Les Leopold

Les Leopold is the director of the Labor Institute in New York. His latest book is Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice (Chelsea Green, 2015). For bulk orders contact him at  subscribe to Les Leopold's feed

Posted on: Jun 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Sanders should concentrate on launching a new movement organization right now — one that would mobilize for his democratic socialist agenda

Posted on: Apr 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

There's a slippery slope from pragmatism to pure self interest.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The New York Daily News has a long history.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Clinton is tone deaf on education debt and young voters are wary.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Runaway inequality is the key issue that connects so many of our problems.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Her major policy and character flaws could leave us with a Republican president this fall. Here’s why.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hillary is trapped until she shifts positions.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Even when she tries to act tough on banks, Clinton can't hide her Wall Street ties.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Her mantra is clear: if you do right to the American people, we'll do right by you.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hillary will have enormous difficulty defending herself on three key issues: trade, war and Wall Street.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hillary has no burning desire to reverse runaway inequality by fundamentally reordering the economic system.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Times columnist's favorite strawman turns out to not even back Sanders.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The typical American has to work five years to earn that much.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The demeaning attacks on Bernie Sanders speak volumes about Hillary Clinton's worldview.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

These facts provide the glue for the Sanders message.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

America, supposedly the beacon of freedom and democracy, has become incarceration nation.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

How much do you think the CEO of a large corporation makes in a year, on average?

Posted on: Oct 11, 2015, Source: Chelsea Green Publishing

How can we be so rich and still have such poor services, so much debt and such stagnant incomes?

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Expect government services to further decline while the rich evade paying their taxes.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We have to curtail the power of high finance.