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Les Leopold

Les Leopold

Les Leopold, the director of the Labor Institute in New York is working with unions, worker centers and community organization to build a national economics educational campaign. His latest book, "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice" (Oct 2015), is a text for that effort.  His previous book is "The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance destroyed our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity, and What We Can Do About It" (Chelsea Green/2009).

Articles by this author

 

Is the White Working-Class Turning to the Right?

The hunt for reliable data and the entanglement of race-class demographics in the era of Trump.

Les Leopold ·


Race, Class, and Covid-19 in the United States

How do we build a coalition of common interest powerful enough to create a healthier society that dramatically reduces poverty? A look at the data suggests that one focus should be on building solidarity among the vast majority of us who must struggle to make ends meet.

Les Leopold ·


President Donald Trump Culls the Herd

Here is the chilling truth: To win reelection Trump is willfully allowing the virus to kill more and more of us, especially our most vulnerable—the old, the infirm, the poor, and the essential low-wage workers.

Les Leopold ·


Beware of Trump’s China Box

Our best path out of the Trump China box is to put him in a box he can’t get out of.

Les Leopold ·


The Two Numbers Trump Can’t Spin

Total deaths and job loss.

Les Leopold ·


Is Wall Street Killing Grandma?

As we scramble to locate hospital beds and life-saving equipment during this pandemic, remember that we are fighting two diseases.

Les Leopold ·


When Gown Crushes Town: The Corporatization of Oberlin College

Only the strongest actions from Alumni are likely to prevent the carnage that the College is about to unleash on these workers, on the community so dependent upon it, and on itself.

Les Leopold ·


Will the Democrats Abandon Lordstown to Trump?

Lordstown is the poster child for modern financialized capitalism and runaway inequality

Les Leopold ·

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