Les Leopold

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About Les Leopold

Les Leopold is the director of the Labor Institute. His most recent book is "How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning of America's Wealth (Wiley, 2013)." His next book project will focus on why the richest country on earth is so poor. | Follow Les Leopold on Twitter @les_leopold

How Runaway Economic Inequality and Racism Are Linked to Police Killings

Why are white cops shooting unarmed black men? On one level the story is simple: racism. Too many police officers fear people of color in the neighborhoods they patrol, and are likely to over-react with force during encounters. The local courts also engage in discrimination [...]

How Runaway Economic Inequality and Racism Are Linked to Police Killings2016-11-29T17:37:26+00:00

Shocking Report Explodes 5 Myths About American Education

By Les Leopold | Originally Published at AlterNet. September 30, 2014 We're number one? Hardly. A recent international report demolishes several deeply held myths about our educational system. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report, which compares the educational systems of over 30 developed [...]

Shocking Report Explodes 5 Myths About American Education2016-11-29T17:37:35+00:00

America’s Greatest Shame: Child Poverty Rises and Food Stamps Cut While Billionaires Boom

By Les Leopold | Originally Published at AlterNet. Update at Huffington Post. November 8, 2013 5:59 AM EST Updated: January 23, 2014 6:58 PM EST There are 16.4 million American children living in poverty. That's nearly one quarter (22.6 percent) of all of our children. [...]

America’s Greatest Shame: Child Poverty Rises and Food Stamps Cut While Billionaires Boom2016-11-29T17:38:20+00:00