Stories by Les Leopold

Les Leopold, the director of the Labor Institute, is currently working with unions and community organizations to build the educational infrastructure for a new anti-Wall Street movement. His new book Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice serves as a text for this campaign. All proceeds go to support these educational efforts. subscribe to Les Leopold's feed

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Hard facts: The top 10 percent saw incomes rise by 115 percent, and the top 1 percent saw an incredible rise of 198 percent. The bottom half of all American earners saw their incomes declined by 1 percent.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2017, Source: AlterNet

In opposing Trump, we must not slip into defending neoliberalism.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Hatred of Wall Street helped Trump win. So why is he stocking the Cabinet with its biggest players?

Posted on: Jan 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

If we don't build an alternative movement, attacks on Trump could enhance his popularity rather than diminish it.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The phrase is a dog whistle, not a demographic.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Offshoring is about the rush to cheap labor, not about automation and new technology.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Trump bribes Carrier to stay in the U.S.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Everyone is still debating what happened.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

One of Trump's favorite companies to mention in his stump speeches is going to put his campaign promises to the test.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Sanders should concentrate on launching a new movement organization right now — one that would mobilize for his democratic socialist agenda

Posted on: Apr 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

There's a slippery slope from pragmatism to pure self interest.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The New York Daily News has a long history.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Clinton is tone deaf on education debt and young voters are wary.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Runaway inequality is the key issue that connects so many of our problems.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Her major policy and character flaws could leave us with a Republican president this fall. Here’s why.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hillary is trapped until she shifts positions.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Even when she tries to act tough on banks, Clinton can't hide her Wall Street ties.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Her mantra is clear: if you do right to the American people, we'll do right by you.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hillary will have enormous difficulty defending herself on three key issues: trade, war and Wall Street.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hillary has no burning desire to reverse runaway inequality by fundamentally reordering the economic system.