COVID-19 Exposes Need For Radical Policies To Tackle Inequality

By Ben Phillips, AlJazeera. -

In the run-up to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris taking office on January 20, a key debate raging now is about what kind of change they will usher in. Some say it is clear from those two leaders’ [...]

Athletes Get COVID-19 Tests While Nurses Are Refused Testing

By Kent Babb, Seattle Times. -

On her day off not long ago, emergency room nurse Jane Sandoval sat with her husband and watched her favorite NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers. She’s off every other Sunday, and even during the [...]

How Government And Private Industry Let The Main Street Of A Black Neighborhood Crumble

By Tony Briscoe, Haru Coryne, and Mick Dumke, Pro Publica. -

Growing up in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood in the 1960s, Annette Britton spent a lot of time on Madison Street. She picked up produce for her mother at N&S Certified Food Mart, [...]

Why Black Families Are Choosing To Keep Their Kids Remote

By Bracey Harris, Hechinger Report. -

Mississippi - Yolanda Logan, the parent engagement coordinator for the Oxford School District, spent two weeks in July making home visits — some announced, some cold-calls — to check in on the [...]

How Big Corporations Are Draining The Life Out Of A Sick America

By Paul Buchheit, Commondreams. -

Our richest corporations are much to blame for the free-market "winner take all" philosophy that has caused over half of our nation to try to survive without adequate health care and life [...]

The Day After Election Day

By Rob Urie, Counterpunch. -

For the second election in a row two of the least favored politicians in American history represent the range of choices speaks to the vacuity of the ‘process.’ In the throes of electoral [...]

Lenders Deny Mortgages For Black Homeowners At A High Rate

By Diana Olick, CNBC. -

Discrimination in home lending goes back to the beginning of home lending itself. During the last housing boom, when subprime mortgages were all the rage, predatory lending to minority borrowers [...]

Canada’s Post-Pandemic Response

By Christian Favreau, Canadian Dimenson. -

The antithesis to a vision of austerity and increased privatization is the set of principles endorsed by hundreds of community organizations and groups across Canada known collectively as a just [...]

The Basic Case For A Wealth Tax

By  Bob Lord and Lee Price, Inequality.org. -

Changes in tax policy since 1980 have been driving U.S. inequality to levels not seen since the original Gilded Age. Reversing that trajectory — and restoring a more egalitarian society — will [...]

The Pandemic Revealed US’s Zip Code Map Of Inequality

By Marshall Auerback,  Economy for All. -

The stark divide in the level of health care from testing to treatment is divided by wealth and the legacy of systemic racism. In the words of Ed Yong of the Atlantic: “Chronic underfunding of [...]

The Consequences Of Inequality Can Be Fatal

By Richard D. Wolff, Economy for All. -

The COVID-19 pandemic, inadequately contained by the U.S. system, savages Americans of middle and lower incomes and wealth markedly more than the rich. The rich buy better health care and diets, [...]

Land Loss Has Plagued Black America Since Emancipation

By Julian Agyeman and Kofi Boone, The Conversation. -

Underlying the recent unrest sweeping U.S. cities over police brutality is a fundamental inequity in wealth, land, and power that has circumscribed black lives since the end of slavery in the [...]

Where Do We Go from Here?

By Howard Brand, Information Clearinghouse. -

Identity politics currently is in the forefront of the United States political agenda, and things do look quite dismal in regard to wealth, opportunity, and quality of life of a significant [...]

Covid Recovery And Radical Social Change

By Christos Zografos, The Ecologist.   -

I share the hope that the pandemic serves as a wake-up call for mobilizing action for radical societal change, and I don’t think that those who see fragments of this happening in commoning or [...]

A Decade Of Research On The Rich-Poor Divide In Education

By Jill Barshay, The Hechinger Report. -

Education inequality is not just a divide between rich and poor but also between the ultra-rich and everyone else. In 2020, a Pennsylvania State University researcher documented how the [...]