Imara Jones

Imara Jones is the Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com. He served in the Clinton White House, where he worked on international trade policy, and was an executive at Viacom. Imara has a master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics, and holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia in political science. He's a proud resident of Brooklyn U.S.A. Follow him on Twitter at @imarajones

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 12:05pm
The 1 Percent State of Mind
Due to a spate of bizarre rants from members of the 1 percent over the past two weeks, it would be easy to conclude that America’s super-rich have gone off the rails.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 8:30am
Why Race Matters in the Government Shutdown
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Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 8:03am
What Obamacare’s Onset Means for Racial Justice
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Monday, June 17, 2013 - 1:08pm
Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue
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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 8:26am
We’re Hooked on ‘Growth,’ But It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way
As the New York Stock Exchange reached an all-time high this week, you’d think that the good times were back. But that would be incorrect. What happens on Wall Street has very little to do with what’s going on in the real economy. Corporate profits have never been higher, but—excluding the highest earners—real wages are at a 40 year low.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 2:37pm
What’s ‘Sequestration’ Mean in Real Life?
With politicians and pundits throwing around words like “sequestration” and debating the arcana of federal budgeting, it can be tough to grasp what’s at stake for real people and their communities.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 10:53am
Wall Street’s Frightening and Predatory Land Grab in Africa
Wall Street is at again. The nation’s financial sector is on a crusade to dominate an irreplaceable African resource that the world increasingly needs: massive tracts of open land available for large scale industrial farming. The pace of land purchases is flying so furiously that it is now commonly referred to as “a land grab.”
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 11:38am
Honestly, the Jobs Outlook Is Bleak Because the GOP Wants It That Way
Last week the United States celebrated the 236th anniversary of its independence and self-rule with joyous gusto. Days later, after the smoke from the fireworks and grills had cleared, the government released its latest jobs report. Unfortunately, it left little to cheer.
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