Fighting for the Right to End Inequality

Fighting for the Right to End Inequality

Fast-food workers in hundreds of cities across the country and the world went on strike in mid-May to demand higher pay and better working conditions. These workers targeted the richest and most powerful fast-food corporations such as McDonald’s and Burger King....
Fast Food Giants Picking Their Workers’ Pockets

Fast Food Giants Picking Their Workers’ Pockets

No matter how small the haul, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: “Thief!” But what do you call it when the bosses steal from those same workers? How about...
Man Can’t Live on Cabbage Alone

Man Can’t Live on Cabbage Alone

I ran into an acquaintance recently and he told me he’d started seeing a new nutrition expert. “You know what?” he said, “It turns out I’m gluten intolerant.” OK. Him and everyone else. I told him I was glad he found an expert who...
Fast Food Giants Gorge on Subsidies

Fast Food Giants Gorge on Subsidies

The fast food industry is notorious for handing out lean paychecks to their burger flippers and fat ones to their CEOs. What’s less well-known is that taxpayers are actually subsidizing fast food incomes at both the bottom — and top — of the industry. Take, for...
You Won’t Love These McSubsidies

You Won’t Love These McSubsidies

Let us all now bow before the god of free enterprise, whose awesomeness was revealed in a recent news release announcing that the divine managers of fast-food deity McDonald’s achieved a profit of $1.5 billion in just three months this summer. Holy Big Mac! How...
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