We Need A Homes Guarantee. Now.

By Linda Armitage, Inequality.org -

I lost everything during the financial crisis. The government decided that the perpetrators of the crisis were “too big to fail” and bailed them out with our money. I was not bailed out. Today, a [...]

The US Welfare State Cut Poverty By Two-Thirds In 2018

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

When you want to determine how much poverty is reduced by the nation’s welfare programs, what you normally do is determine how many people are in poverty based on the distribution of market [...]

The Solution To Homelessness Is Staring Us In The Face

By Robert Scheer, Truthdig.com -

It’s no secret that homelessness in the United States, especially in California, has reached critical levels. That the wealthiest state in the wealthiest nation in the world is dealing with a [...]

As We Transition Away From Fossil Fuels, We Must Also Tackle Inequality

By J. Mijin Cha, Truthout.org -

Two truths lie at the heart of efforts to transition away from fossil fuels. The first is that to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, we must rapidly and dramatically reduce our carbon [...]

How Greedy Hospitals Fleece The Poor

By Libby Watson, Newrepublic.com -

The pundit class collapsed back in its chair last week, exhausted and spent, from a furious wonk-off session over Bernie Sanders’s rhetoric on medical bankruptcies. The Washington Post’s in-house [...]

Should We Feed Hungry Children, Or The War Machine?

By Medea Benjamin, Opendemocracy.net -

On August 21, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, put out a heartbreaking call for nations to make good on their pledges to send humanitarian aid to feed destitute families in [...]

The UBI Already Exists. It Is Just Unevenly Distributed

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

So let us do the math here. Providing every person $10,000 a year would sum up to about $3.2 trillion. This would be passive income paid out to people with no strings attached and without them [...]

Racial Inequality Is Rooted in Denial of Home And Land Ownership

By Jacqueline Luqman, Therealnews.com -

The racial wealth gap is finally being discussed seriously in this election cycle and in the country. And some people are even citing the history of slavery, racism, and discrimination that [...]

Billionaires Are A Sign Of Economic Failure

By Max Lawson, Inequality.org -

The New York Times published an editorial comment on its front page in January 2019, provocatively entitled “abolish billionaires.” The editorial raised a serious question: what if instead of [...]

Inequality In The U.S. Is Stifling Economic Growth And Could Cost Us As Much As $1.5 Trillion

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

Failure to close the gap, leaving the majority of wealth among the super-rich, will cost the economy anywhere from $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion by 2028. The massive (and growing) wealth [...]

CEO Compensation Has Grown 940% Since 1978

By Lawrence Mishel and Julia Wolfe, Epi.org -

What this report finds: The increased focus on growing inequality has led to an increased focus on CEO pay. Corporate boards running America’s largest public firms are giving top executives [...]

The World’s Wealthiest Family Gets $4 Million Richer Every Hour

By Staff, Bloomberg.com -

The numbers are mind-boggling: $70,000 per minute, $4 million per hour, $100 million per day. That’s how quickly the fortune of the Waltons, the clan behind Walmart Inc., has been growing since [...]

While Poorest Scapegoated, Analysis Of 25 World’s Wealthiest Families A Reminder Of Inequality’s Economic Drain

By Jon Queally, Nationofchange.org -

"It's funny that the real truth about income inequality is not coming from the south like some would like you to believe—the sucking sound draining the middle-class is the 1 percent... Just [...]

The World Bank Needs To Understand Poverty And What It Actually Costs A Family To Live On

By Sharan Burrow, Ipsnews.net -

The World Bank’s extreme poverty line of US$1.90 a day is in fact not based on real estimates of people’s cost of living within countries. This explains why it fails to capture the desperation [...]

Retirement Shouldn’t Mean Poverty

By Katherine Newman, Otherwords.org -

Vivian Majors spent her life cleaning houses while her husband, Martin, worked as a carpenter. Their bodies broke down in their 60s. Martin now lives in a nursing home and has Parkinson’s [...]