Stories by Les Leopold

Les Leopold is the executive director of the Labor Institute in New York, and author of How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America's Wealth (J. Wiley and Sons, 2013).  subscribe to Les Leopold's feed

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.

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.