Vanessa Brown Calder

Seattle Minimum Wage

A few years ago, Seattle decided to increase its minimum wage from $9.47 to $15 per hour.

How Paid Family Leave Hurts Women

The White House released its full budget last week, and one of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises materialized along with it: paid family leave.

Poverty, Politics, and (Crony) Profit

PBS ran a documentary discussing major barriers to housing America’s poor.

How Uncle Sam Underwrites Coal-Powered Automobiles

Tesla Motors recently announced that its latest model, the Tesla 3, will be released at the end of 2017. Almost 400,000 pre-orders have already been placed for the fan favorite that boasts a celebrity clientele including Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and George Clooney. For $35,000 you, too, can be the proud owner of the environmental solution of the future: a coalpowered automobile, subsidized by Uncle Sam.

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