Debunking the myths about corporate tax transparency

Two corporate tax transparency bills, in Chicago and in Springfield, are picking up steam. Illinois Speaker Michael Madigan even chided rich corporations for demanding handouts when they contribute “little or nothing to help fund the very services from which they benefit significantly.” This makes the foes of corporate tax transparency nervous. In a Crain’s opinion […]

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Unethical Academia: The Next Front for Low-Wage Worker Uprising?

“Recently, the tragic story of Margaret Mary Vojtko, a longtime contingent faculty member at Duquesne University who died after suffering a heart attack, went viral. Although she had taught at Duquesne for 25 years, it was reported that Vojtko died nearly penniless and without health benefits: she had spent years working as an adjunct professor paid […]

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President Obama Must Go All In

A version of this op-ed, written by myself and David Hatch, appeared in The Hill on Friday, October 11, at 3pm.  Click here to read it at The Hill.  This version of the op-ed only appears here. President Obama’s administration has largely been a disappointment, not only to his liberal critics, but also to the […]

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House Republicans Should Live Out Their Religious Values in Immigration Debate

“In recent weeks, the story of Antonio Vanegas has gained national attention. Antonio, a 26-year-old undocumented food service worker, has suffered from wage theft for the last two years while working in the Ronald Reagan Building. His employer, Quick Pita, was paying him significantly less than the minimum wage and in cash — one way in which unscrupulous employers […]

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