The Test Of A Country Is Not The Number Of Millionaires It Owns…

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research -

At the edge of hope lies the gunfire from what Frantz Fanon called ‘the old granite block upon which the nation rests’. At the moment of protest, when the gunfire starts, clarity arrives. One [...]

Protests In Haiti: An Overlooked Crisis The World Should Not Ignore

By Jaqueline Luqman, -

There have been protests occurring and growing in Haiti for over a year now. Widely dismissed as riots over fuel and food shortages, the unrest in Haiti is actually a response to much larger and [...]

The Egalitarian Promise Of 1989—And Its Betrayal

By Dimitrina Petrova, -

The ideological victory of liberal democracy over communism shaped the way in which historians, politicians, and social scientists made sense of the events of 1989. But there is a strong case [...]

How Much In ‘Inequality Tax’ Are You Paying?

By Sam Pizzigati, -

What nation ranks as the world’s richest? A simple question to answer, right. Well, not so much, suggests the just-released tenth annual Global Wealth Report from the banking giant Credit Suisse. [...]

Lebanon’s ‘October Revolution’ Must Go On!

By Rima Majed, -

The ‘streets’ of Lebanon have exploded in massive protests since October 17th. Following months of austerity and dire economic conditions, a shortage of US dollars that caused a serious threat of [...]

Can An Economic Stat Help Narrow Our Grand Economic Divide?

By Sam Pizzigati, -

Why do so many Americans deeply distrust government? One part of the reason, two top economists suggested to a key congressional committee this week, just might be the most basic — and familiar — [...]

Inequality Is Literally Killing Us

By Sam Pizzigati, -

What do the folks at the U.S. Census Bureau do between the census they run every 10 years? All sorts of annual surveys, on everything from housing costs to retail sales.  The most depressing of [...]

400 Richest U.S. Families Paid Lower Tax Rate Than Working Class, Study Finds

By Mary Papenfuss, -

For the first time in a century, the nation’s richest billionaires are paying a lower tax rate than working-class Americans, according to an analysis in a forthcoming book. The wealthiest 400 [...]

In Stockton, Early Clues Emerge About Impact Of Guaranteed Income

By Sarah Holder, -

A totaled car. A mother with cancer. Two kids at home, with field trips and Quinceañera outfits and football gear to pay for. Rent bills of $1,250 due each month. Two jobs—one part-time—both [...]

The Wealthiest Americans Haven’t Paid Their Fair Share In Decades

By Ilana Novack, -

Donald Trump tried to sell America on his 2017 tax bill by calling it a middle class tax cut, and regurgitating Reagan-era talking points about how tax cuts for the wealthy actually benefit [...]

Red-Green Alliance: A Green Earth With Peace And Room For Us All

By Staff, -

The world economy is characterized by major economic inequalities and by a production system that has already exceeded the limits of what is globally sustainable. Today we see upheaval and war, [...]

Making Corporations Pay For Big Pay Gaps

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, -

For two full years now, publicly held corporations in the United States have had to comply with a federal mandate to report the gap between their CEO and median worker compensation. The resulting [...]

US Census Report: Inequality Grew Rapidly In 2018 To Record Levels

By Eric London, -

Over the course of just the last year, the poorest 20 percent of the country—some 65 million people—saw its share of aggregate income decline from 3.11 percent to 3.10 percent. The share of the [...]

More Cities Pass Laws To Block Dollar Store Chains

By Charlie Thaxton, -

Many residents end up shopping at dollar stores for food instead, the mayor reported. Although most dollar stores sell no fresh foods and offer only a narrow selection of processed items, they’re [...]

We Need A Homes Guarantee. Now.

By Linda Armitage, -

I lost everything during the financial crisis. The government decided that the perpetrators of the crisis were “too big to fail” and bailed them out with our money. I was not bailed out. Today, a [...]