When Will The Contented Classes Rise Up In Rebellion?

By Ralph Nader, Commondreams.org -

When will the people who recognize just how bad things have become for the most vulnerable—and the nation at large—unfurl the flag of rebellion against the plutocrats and the autocrats? For all [...]

Why The ‘One Percent’ In The US Is Worried

By David A Love, Aljazeera.com -

Inequality in the United States has reached such levels lately that even members of the "one percent" have started worrying.  Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates hedge fund who [...]

The Untold Story of Trump’s ‘Booming’ Economy

By Leo Gerard, Independent Media Institute -

Americans are not happy, and for good reason: They continue to suffer financial stress caused by decades of flat income. And every time they make the slightest peep of complaint about a system [...]

Millions Of Workers Are Paid Less Than The ‘Average’ Minimum Wage

By Ben Zipperer and David Cooper, Economic Policy Institute -

After 10 years of inaction at the federal level, so much of the policy work being done to boost wages for low-wage workers is happening at the state and local level. Yet, it is important to [...]

How The 1 Percent Is Pulling America’s Cities And Regions Apart

By Richard Florida, Citylab.com -

The two gravest challenges facing America today, economic inequality and geographic divides, are increasingly intertwined. Economic inequality has surged with nearly all the growth being captured [...]

End Taxes That Favor The Rich; Confront Inequality And Implement An Ecosocialist Green New Deal

By Howie Hawkins, Popular Resistance -

One area where the two parties of the millionaires and billionaires put in place policies that favor the rich are tax laws. Tax policy has favored the wealthy under both parties, but the [...]

Why Can’t We Close The Racial Wealth Gap?

By Brentin Mock, Citylab.com -

If the college cheating scandal has reinforced anything, it’s that one of the primary advantages of being wealthy is that the wealthy can buy more advantages. This helps explain why African [...]

A Cure For Excessive Wealth Disorder

By Chuck Collins, Otherwords.org -

The U.S. is suffering from excessive wealth disorder. This isn’t your parents’ inequality influenza, but a more virulent strain of extreme disparities of income, wealth, and opportunity. Just 400 [...]

There’s Plenty Of Wealth To Go Around — It Just Doesn’t

By Bob Lord, Otherwords.org -

Get ready to hear a lot about baking this campaign season. When it comes to how wealth is distributed in this country, “pie” is a favorite pundit metaphor. Some politicians want to “re-divide the [...]

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 [...]