In America, Prisoners With Money Can Pay For Nicer Stay

By Kali Holloway, -

Justice in this country has always been for the privileged. The nation’s criminal courts are particularly punitive toward those who are too poor to afford bail, represented by overworked public [...]

The World’s Wealthiest Get More Obscenly More Wealthy

By Tom Metcalf and Jack Witzig, - Inc. founder Jeff Bezos added the most in 2017, a $34.2 billion gain that knocked Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates out of his spot as the world’s richest person in October. Gates, [...]

Newsletter – Preparing For The Coming Transformation

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

There will be a backlash. It will look to the Democrats like a backlash against Trump's extremism but it will be broader, it will be a backlash against the extremism of the corporate duopoly. [...]

Any Shame Around Poverty Lies With Society That Perpetuates It

By Sarah Jaffe, -

It is a really, really exciting development. There are a couple of reasons why it is happening now. The most important is that we are at a crisis point in a lot of ways in our country -- [...]

Truth About Power And Capitalism: A Socialist Response To Tax Bill

By Richard D. Wolff,  -

In response to the passage of the GOP tax bill, many voices are now offering variations on the theme of "speak truth to power." It's true enough that tax overhaul, coming after 30 years of [...]

The 1% Will Earn The People’s Hatred

By Glen Ford, -

Senate Republicans passed a tax bill that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi described as “simply theft — monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who [...]

A Deep Vein Of Poverty Runs Through U.S.

By Emma Niles, -

In the United States, one of the world’s wealthiest nations, 41 million people are living in poverty. Professor Philip Alston, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human [...]

Income Of World’s Top .001% Skyrockets By 636%: Report

The report, which highlights the growing gulf between haves and have-nots, was compiled by five economists, including scholars Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty. Global Economic Inequality is [...]

Inequality In The Twenty-First Century

By Kaushik Basu -

As inequality continues to deepen worldwide, we do not have the luxury of sticking to the status quo. Unless we confront the inequality challenge head on – as we have just begun to do with [...]

Populist Plutocracy and the Future of America

By Nouriel Roubini -

In the first year of his presidency, Donald Trump has consistently sold out the blue-collar, socially conservative whites who brought him to power, while pursuing policies to enrich his fellow [...]

Trickledown Economics—Then And Now

By Staff, -

By Staff of Occasional Links and Bits Of Commentary - In 1929, the share of income captured by the top .01 percent (the über-rich, whose income share is indicated in the blue line in the chart [...]

Theresa May Faces New Crisis After Mass Walkout Over Social Policy

By Michael Savage, -

By Michael Savage for The Guardian - Theresa May was plunged into a new crisis on Saturday night after the government’s social mobility adviser revealed he and his team were quitting, warning [...]

Less Wealth Divde: Happier, Healthier, Less Enviro Destruction

By Kate Harveston, -

By Kate Harveston for Mintpress News. Countries with lower rates of wealth disparity tend to have happier citizens and offer a better quality of life. A more nearly equal distribution of wealth [...]

The Unpredictable Consequences Of The Republican Tax Plan

By Sam Pizzigati, -

By Sam Pizzigati for Inequality - The Earth doesn’t quite shake when lawmakers in Washington, D.C. take one of their periodic votes on tax “reform.” But sometimes history does turn, and this [...]

Huge Human Inequality Study Hints Revolution Is In Store For U.S.

By Yasmin Tayag, -

By Yasmin Tayag for Inverse Science - There’s a common thread tying together the most disruptive revolutions of human history, and it has some scientists worried about the United States. In those [...]