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Joseph J. Dunn is the author of After One Hundred Years: Corporate Profits, Wealth, and American Society. He writes frequently on issues of economic justice.

An Amazon warehouse in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Politics & Society Short Take
Joseph J. DunnAugust 14, 2019
The collapse of a tax incentive deal to bring Amazon jobs to New York was nothing to celebrate, writes Joseph J. Dunn. A “we don’t negotiate” policy is foolish for communities that need jobs.
Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. (iStock/aimintang)
Politics & Society Short Take
Joseph J. DunnFebruary 18, 2019
The confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh and the video of Covington Catholic High School students have launched many discussions about privilege. But private schools in the U.S. have long furthered the cause of democracy.
Politics & Society In All Things
Joseph J. DunnNovember 10, 2016
That comment about “clinging to their guns and Bibles”—maybe that was the beginning.
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Joseph J. DunnSeptember 19, 2016
"The first lesson of the science lab is humility, a prerequisite to wisdom."
Politics & Society In All Things
Joseph J. DunnDecember 10, 2015
The process starts with each of us accepting the concerns of the other, without trivializing or discounting them.
In All Things
Joseph J. DunnSeptember 02, 2015
To change the racial composition of a school, one must change the neighborhood.
LIVE FREE. Protesters at a tax day Tea Party rally at the Washington monument.
Joseph J. DunnApril 01, 2015
The day is almost upon us—April 15. For Americans, this is tax day. Yes, we pay taxes throughout the year, every day: property taxes on our homes, sales taxes in most states, excise taxes, gasoline taxes and of course income taxes. A nation’s expenditures of public funds, which are inevi
FIGHT FOR $15. Activists at a critical Seattle City Council meeting last June.
Joseph J. DunnFebruary 11, 2015
The vote to raise the minimum wage and minimum compensation (wages, plus tips and employer’s contribution to health insurance) by Seattle’s city council is the most aggressive in a series of efforts to increase pay for traditionally low-wage workers. Congress shows no interest in changin
Parishioners from 10 churches in Ferguson, Mo., join in peace walk to City Hall.
In All Things
Joseph J. DunnDecember 05, 2014
What community needs now is for businesses to come back, to provide jobs for young people.
Joseph J. DunnMarch 12, 2014
Many American Catholics are deeply concerned about business, and especially about large corporations. Readers of America have posted comments online: “Today’s businesses, especially large corporate businesses, focus on one thing, and one thing only…the Profit motive,” and &l