Fixing Inequality: More Opportunity Is Not The Answer

By Claude Fischer, Madeinamericathebook.wordpress.com -

Public discussions of reducing inequality have largely focused on equalizing the opportunities for people to move up, on ideas such as universal pre-K, school reform, reducing college debt, [...]

Wealth Inequality Across Class and Race

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

Discussions of wealth inequality are oftentimes muddled by insufficient statistics. You get some stray comparisons of medians or comparisons of the wealthiest 400 families to the least wealthy [...]

What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty And Inequality Through Tax Policy

By Sarah Anderson and Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

States have an opportunity to act to close the loopholes that hide and protect the wealth of the top 1%, remedy the impact of the new federal tax law that lowers taxes on the wealthy, and make [...]

What States Can Do To Reduce Poverty And Inequality Through Tax Policy

By Sarah Anderson and Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

States have an opportunity to act to close the loopholes that hide and protect the wealth of the top 1%, remedy the impact of the new federal tax law that lowers taxes on the wealthy, and make [...]

How The Age Of Billionaires Ends

By Josh Hoxie, Otherwords.org -

Serious proposals are on the table to address the deepening divide between the uber-rich and the rest of us. Every month or so there’s a stunning new headline statistic about just how stark our [...]

Tackling The Twin Challenges Of Climate Change And Inequality

By Jennifer Morgan and Sharan Burrow, Aljazeera.com -

We need the Davos elite to change the rules of the global economy to benefit people and the planet alike. As the elite descends on Davos for this year's World Economic Forum, the world faces a [...]

Davos: Oxfam Reports The Gap Between Rich And Poor Grows, Fuels Global Anger

By Hereward Holland, News.trust.org -

NAIROBI, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Tax systems that put a high burden on the poor mean public services are underfunded, stretching the gap between rich and poor and fuelling global public anger, Winnie [...]

Dreams Deferred: How Enriching The 1% Widens The Racial Wealth Divide

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chuck Collins, Josh Hoxie and Sabrina Terry, Inequality.org/ -

January 15, 2019, the release date of this report, would have been the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King envisioned a future in which deep racial inequalities were eradicated [...]

Uniting For A Green New Deal

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Support is growing in the United States for a Green New Deal. Though there are competing visions for what that looks like, essentially, a Green New Deal includes a rapid transition to a clean [...]

Yellow Vest Movement Holds 9th Act, Macron Pledges National Dialogue

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

On January 11, 2019, the Yellow Vest Movement continued its Saturday protests in their 9th Act since they began in mid-November. Tens of thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday [...]

Do We Really Need Billionaires?

By Lawrence Wittner, Historynewsnetwork.org -

In March 2018, Forbes reported that it had identified 2,208 billionaires from 72 countries and territories.  Collectively, this group was worth $9.1 trillion, an increase in wealth of 18 percent [...]

By the Best Definition, The Poverty Rate Should Be Tripled

By Paul Buchheit, Commondreams.org -

The World Bank defines poverty as "pronounced deprivation in well-being," not only of material needs but also of health and education and security and public voice and the "opportunity to better [...]

Research Shows Affluent Americans Barely Recognize US Income Gap

By Anthony DiMaggio, Truthout.org -

A new report from the Federal Reserve highlights the bleak economic prospects for young Americans, concluding that millennials are in much worse financial shape than earlier generations (at the [...]

Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Top Tax Rate Is Moderate, Evidence-Based Policy

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

This week Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told 60 Minutes that she believes the U.S. should consider taxing incomes above $10 million at a 70 percent rate. Understand what this means, up to $10 [...]

Resistance Is The Supreme Act Of Faith

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

The struggle against the monstrous radical evil that dominates our lives—an evil that is swiftly despoiling the earth and driving the human species toward extinction, stripping us of our most [...]