We are beginning to see more and more how disgusting a profit-above-all-else economy is.
The businesses, which often face little regulation or oversight, have become hubs for the trafficking of immigrant women, a report finds.
Passing as an undocumented worker seeking employment through covert channels, the author is bused to Georgia, where she experiences the long hours and scant pay thousands of others endure around the country.
Legal guardians appointed for the elderly don't always have their wards' interests in mind and are able to steal thousands with the support of judicial and economic systems.
An investigation found that hundreds are employed catching fish off the coasts of Hawaii and California on boats they can’t leave.
The Sharing Economy, epitomized by companies such as Uber and Airbnb, "is a movement for deregulation," Tom Slee writes "It's not about building an alternative to a corporate-driven market economy; it's about extending the deregulated free market into new areas of our lives" The Sharing Economy, epitomized by companies such as Uber and Airbnb, "is a movement for deregulation," Tom Slee writes".
As a general laborer for Coca-Cola put it, “We’re making them billions of dollars. Why are we being treated like something you step on in the grass?”
Long established as a playground for the mega-rich, New York's Hamptons see some beachfront mansions selling for $100 million, and designer boutiques jostle for space on the streets. But beyond the luxury is a side we don't see, where low-paid workers struggle to get by and 7 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
A coalition of artists and writers has been instrumental in raising awareness of the mind-boggling exploitation of laborers who support some of the richest people on the planet.
Fifteen years after the international community committed itself to bringing primary education to every boy and girl, 58 million children still lack access to schools, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.