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Les Leopold

Les Leopold

Les Leopold is the director of the Labor Institute in New York—working with unions, worker centers, and community organizations to build a national economics educational campaign. He is the author of "How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America's Wealth" (2013).

Articles by this author

 

Where Is the Public Bank of New Jersey?

We have no shortage of public banking expertise or useful models. But what is lacking is the will to create the Public Bank of New Jersey.

Les Leopold ·


Was Frederick Hayek a Bernie Sanders Socialist?

Let's be very clear at this point in history: It is free-market ideologues—not democratic socialists—who are killing democracy.

Les Leopold ·


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 ·

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