People In US See Economy Is Rigged For The Wealthy

By Ruth Igielnik, -

The notion that the U.S. economy is “rigged” to benefit the wealthy and special interests was a major rallying cry in the 2016 presidential election and is already resurfacing in the 2020 race. [...]

We Are The Majority; We Must Turn That Into Power

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Over the last decade, a national consensus has developed for a progressive left agenda on the economy, social services and ending wars but the movement has not built the power to make that a [...]

World’s 500 Richest People Gained $1.2 Trillion In Wealth In 2019: Analysis

By Jake Johnson, -

The 500 richest people in the world, all of whom are billionaires, gained a combined $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019, further exacerbating inequities that have not been seen since the late 1920s. [...]

Inhuman Development Haunts The Globe

By David Ruccio, Real World Economics -

The wave of demonstrations sweeping across countries is a clear sign that, for all our progress, something in our globalized society is not working. Different triggers are bringing people onto [...]

Let’s Talk About Democracy. Real Democracy.

By Cora Roelofs, -

In the United States, we are taught as children that we live in a democracy and that this democracy assures our freedom. Then we are told to stand up and place our hands over our hearts and [...]

Beneath Las Vegas’ Glittering Strip, Homeless People Live In Storm Tunnels

By John L. Smith, -

LAS VEGAS – Donovan looked out on the swanky casino looming in the distance. Traffic whizzed along the nearby highway overpass. He stood, sockless in tennis shoes, at the mouth of the concrete [...]

This Holiday Season, American Workers Have Little To Celebrate

By Danny Haiphong, -

Every year, much of the U.S. population celebrates Thanksgiving and Christmas to show appreciation for their families and friends. Thanksgiving normalizes the colonial origins of the United [...]

“Booming” Economy Means More Bad Jobs And Faster Race To The Bottom

By Glen Ford, -

A Brookings Institution study  shows 44 percent of all American workers toil in “low-wage” jobs, with median earnings of $18,000 a year. Most of them are adults in their prime working years, [...]

The U-Turn That Turned America Staggeringly Unequal

By Bob Lord, -

Wealth in America has concentrated — and dramatically so — over the past four decades. Since 1980, note wealth researchers Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, the top 0.1 percent share of the [...]

As Global Inequality Rises, So Are The Movements Fighting It

By Jenny Ricks, -

This week we as Fight Inequality Alliance have released our first report, The State of the Growing Movement Fighting Inequality. We aimed to begin balancing the plethora of research on inequality [...]

Harvesting The Blood Of America’s Poor: The Latest Stage Of Capitalism

By Alan Macleod, -

For much of the world, donating blood is purely an act of solidarity; a civic duty that the healthy perform to aid others in need. The idea of being paid for such an action would be considered [...]

‘Ten Year Challenge’ For 400 Wealthiest Americans Shows Fortunes Doubled Since 2009 While Tax Rates Dropped

By Eoin Higgins, -

"Here's the thing: the way the system is set up, we're headed for another decade of this." Exemplifying a national economy rigged in favor of the already rich, the wealthiest 400 people in the [...]

The Growing Movement Against Inequality

By Staff, -

“When people are faced with the realities of inequality every day, they link up and find power in uniting with each other to tackle the root causes and fight for system change. We are seeing this [...]

The US Is Not ‘Losing’ Its Democracy, It’s Already Long Gone

By Richard Enos, Collective Revolution. -

The notion that citizens of the United States don’t actually live in a democracy has been picking up steam for decades, with scars from economic, social and political decay inflicting themselves [...]

Putting The Brakes On Corporate America’s Inequality Engine

By Sam Pizzigati, -

Why has the United States become so much more unequal over the last four decades? Any number of factors have been driving our increased inequality. But no single factor may have been more [...]