Author Archives: Olivia Alperstein

What real tax reform could look like

We don't actually have to cut taxes on the rich, slash services for everyone, and blow a hole in the deficit.

No matter our politics, most Americans have a beef with taxes. And it’s no wonder. Continue reading

Prison labor is slavery by another name

Across the country the largest prison strike is taking place, vowing to ‘finally end slavery in 2016.’

Right now there’s a national movement mobilizing to raise the federal minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour. But imagine if instead of earning even that much, you could only earn a few cents an hour. Continue reading