In 2021, Let’s Ring A Global Alarm On Inequality That Everyone Can Hear

By Sam Pizzigati, Counterpunch. -

Remember that old joke they used to tell — and maybe still do — in luxury retail circles? The customer, precious product in hand, walks over to a haughty sales clerk at a high-end emporium and [...]

Changing To An Ecological Way Of Valuing National Economies

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The Global South is adversely impacted by the many crises that exist in this world - the climate crisis, pandemic, recession, war to name a few. Although the Global South is wealthy in terms of [...]

For The Workers Of The World, The Pandemic Is Based On Inequality

By Pasqualina Curcio, Resumen English. -

It is not entirely true that COVID-19 does not distinguish between attacking and, above all, killing. It is possible that biologically there are no differences in skin color, age, or sex, in any [...]

Top 1% Up $21 Trillion. Bottom 50% Down $900 Billion

By Matt Bruenig, People's Policy Project -

I want to highlight a single eye-popping statistic from a recent Federal Reserve report. Between 1989 and 2018, the top 1 percent increased its total net worth by $21 trillion. The bottom 50 [...]

King’s Dream Included Economic Equality, Too

By Jessicah Pierre, -

April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, King was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his [...]

The Median Young Family Has Nearly Zero Wealth

By Matt Bruenig, -

Using the Survey of Consumer Finances, I calculated various wealth series for young families with heads below the age of 35. Here is median net worth for young families. I include both the net [...]

7 Reasons Your Economic Insecurity Isn’t Your Fault

By Matt Stannard, -

The sobering assessment at the end of 2017 by Philip Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, concerning the 40+ million Americans living in poverty, left a [...]

Homelessness: One of Capitalism’s Many Inevitable Products

By Gus Bagakis, -

By Gus Bagakis for Truthout - Housing is the necessary precondition for security, identity, emotional well-being, work, leisure and community. There is no greater condemnation of capitalism than [...]

What Else Could Tax Cut For Richest 1% Buy?

By Jill Richardson, -

By Jill Richardson of Other Words - Inequality in America has been growing for decades, stymying our national potential and contributing to the growing political rift in the country. According to [...]

Report: Racial, Economic Injustice Of Pollution Trading Programs

By Staff, -

By Staff of Food & Water Watch - WASHINGTON – New analysis published today details the disproportionate burdens of air and water contamination and serious human health effects placed on [...]

This Year’s Real Halloween Horror

By Bob Lord, -

By Bob Lord for Inequality - The family that has made billions off trick-or-treat candy has gone generations without paying any appreciable tax on its enormous fortune. And the Trump tax plan, if [...]

World’s Billionaires Own A Staggering $6 Trillion

By Jake Johnson, -

By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams - In an analysis (pdf) published Thursday that throws into stark relief the "unjust and unsustainable" nature of what economists have termed the New Gilded Age, [...]

Blueprint For The Most Radical City On The Planet

By Bill Quigley. A federation of local cooperatives and mutual aid networks, Cooperation Jackson, has many concrete forms including an urban farming coop, a food coop, a cooperative credit [...]

Yes, Half Of Americans Are In Or Near Poverty

By Paul Buchheit, -

By Paul Buchheit for Common Dreams - The poverty threshold is still based on a formula from the 1960s, when food expenses were a much greater part of the family budget. It hasn't kept up with [...]

Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With Same Risk

By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Lauren Kirchner and Surya Mattu, -

By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Lauren Kirchner and Surya Mattu for ProPublica - For decades, auto insurers have been observed to charge higher average premiums to drivers living in predominantly [...]

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