Why Equality Matters More Than Income

By Livia Gershon, Daily.jstor.org -

If a low-income mom gets a $10/hour raise, that’s good news for her family, even if her boss gets an extra $100, right? Maybe not. Looking at children’s wellbeing in rich countries like the U.S. [...]

The Boomerang To Republican Tax Cuts & Trumpism

By Peter Bohmer, www.counterpunch.org -

By Peter Bohmer for Counterpunch. The Universal Basic Income(UBI) is getting increasing attention in the United States, in particular from Silicon Valley, and also in many other countries in the [...]

Seattle Makes History – Passes ‘Tax The Rich’ Income Tax

By Andre Roberge, www.progressivearmy.com -

By Andre Roberge for Progressive Army - Even though this may seem like cut-and-dry common sense legislation, this ordinance still has an uphill battle ahead of itself. Former Washington State [...]

Basic Income Works

By Paul Niehaus and Michael Faye, www.bostonreview.net -

By Paul Niehaus and Michael Faye for Boston Review - Thankfully, we are less ignorant today. A number of organizations—including GiveDirectly, which we co-founded—have in fact been showering the [...]

90% Of American Households Lost About $17,000 In Wealth To Plutocrats In 2016

By Paul Buchheit, www.commondreams.org -

By Paul Buchheit for Common Dreams - America has always been great for the richest 1%, and it's rapidly becoming greater. Confirmation comes from recent work by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and [...]

Fast-Food Workers Shut Down Hardee’s Corporate HQ Puzder ‘Unfit’

By Staff of Fight for $15, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff for Fight for $15. Hundreds of fast-food workers flooded the lobby of Hardee’s corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., this afternoon, demanding that Trump’s labor nominee Andy Puzder [...]

That 5.2% Jump In Household Income?

By Wolf Richter, www.wolfstreet.com -

By Wolf Richter for Wolf Street - We’ll be hearing and reading about this for a long time, in all kinds of iterations: “Americans last year reaped the largest economic gains in nearly a [...]

How Much Will the War On Unions Cost You This Labor Day?

By Richard Eskow, www.ourfuture.org -

By Richard Eskow for Campaign for America's Future. The decline of unions has probably cost you, or someone close to you, thousands of dollars since last Labor Day. A new study by the Economic [...]

Universal Basic Income: Why It Is Not Crazy And Not Going Away

By Gwynne Dyer, www.yonside.com -

By Gwynne Dyer for Yonside - The Dutch city of Utrecht is developing a pilot project for a universal basic income that will launch in January 2017. The Finnish government is designing a trial to [...]

We Are So Poor Because They Are So Rich

By Dariel Garner, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Dariel Garner for Popular Resistance, For decades, the rich have made all the laws and regulations, chosen the judges and the regulators, and written the 76,000 page IRS Tax Code. [...]

Low-Wage Workers Earn So Little They Must Rely On Public Assistance

By David Cooper, www.epi.org -

By David Cooper for Economic Policy Institute - There is an enduring myth that people who rely on public assistance are unwilling to work. However, there are 41.2 million working Americans [...]

More Than Third Of Counties Median Income Dropped 10% Since 2000

By Tim Henderson, www.pewtrusts.org -

By Tim Henderson for The PEW Charitable Trust - ROCKDALE COUNTY — This Georgia suburb, about 23 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, has been buffeted by the broader economic troubles the U.S. [...]

Newsletter: After The Crash…

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The economic agenda described here would create a radical transformation of the economy from a top-down system designed for the [...]

Incomes Decline, Poverty Increases: Fed Declares Victory, Chokes Economy

By Robert Hennelly, www.salon.com -

By Robert Hennelly for Salon. Earlier this month when Fed chair Janet Yellen offered her rationale for raising interest rates, it was sadly reminiscent of President George W. Bush’s infamous [...]

Another Money Is Possible: Holland Leads Experiment In Basic Income

By Steve Rushton, www.occupy.com -

By Steve Rushton for Occupy.com. The Netherlands is seeing a revolution around money that is already getting underway, as the Dutch seek trial schemes that include basic income principles. The [...]

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