January 11, 2005, 7am PST
While Henry Ford chose to pay his workers enough to afford his cars, Wal Mart's market is in lower income shoppers and pays their workforce accordingly. How to keep growing? Create more poverty.
September 7, 2004, 5am PDT
Peter Dreier discusses the growing poverty in America's suburbs and its possible political consequences.
August 5, 2004, 9am PDT
The Nation reviews Jane Jacobs' book Dark Age Ahead.
June 14, 2004, 1pm PDT
Has urban commentator David Brooks "cleverly packaged himself" as right-winger with a kinder, gentler sensitivity?
February 5, 2004, 10am PST
Beth Shulman argues that for over 30 million Americans, jobs fail to help meet basic needs.
January 6, 2004, 8am PST
Do planners have any responsibility for maintaining a fair distribution of income in the U.S.?
November 26, 2003, 7am PST
As living wage activists and big box developers, like Wal-Mart, clash in economically depressed urban areas like Hartford, many hope that city officials will do the right thing.
October 28, 2003, 1pm PST
Faced with environmental and health hazards, community groups in low income areas of northern Manhattan are organizing for safer and evenly distributed bus depots.
September 21, 2002, 5am PDT
"Water promises to be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th century: the precious commodity that determines the wealth of nations."