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 [...]

Pandemic Capitalism: Pervasive Inequality Is A Chosen Catastrophe

By Chris Oestereich, Open Democracy. -

The current flavor of ‘no holds barred’ capitalism sits at this precipice. For years, it has extracted everything within its reach. It has exploited our natural resources and damaged our [...]

Report: White Supremacy Is A Pre-Existing Condition

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chuck Collins, and Omar Ocampo, Institute for Policy Studies. -

For months now, a deadly pandemic and deep recession have pummeled the U.S. economy. Yet even as tens of millions of Americans lost their jobs, U.S. billionaires saw their collective wealth [...]

Over One Million People View Poor People’s Assembly And Moral March On Washington

By Sarah Anderson, Inequality.org. -

President Trump drew a smaller crowd than he expected for his rally this past Saturday, but that wasn’t the case for the Poor People’s Campaign. Well more than a million people viewed the [...]

The Secret Reason Billionaires Love A Pandemic

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

Most billionaires don’t work harder, don’t think harder, and don’t know more. They have nothing over your average person except: a) luck b) sometimes inheriting a fortune and c) being more [...]

The Uprising Is Only Beginning: Building Power To Win Our Demands

The current uprising against police violence and racism is just beginning. It is rapidly shifting public consciousness on issues of policing, violence against Black people and others, and [...]

George Floyd, Coronavirus And Inequality Stealing Black Lives

By Susan Smith Richardson, Public Integrity. -

Several Black protesters have said, “If the police don’t get you, the coronavirus will.” Floyd pleaded for mercy as Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck until Floyd could no [...]

Black And Minority-Owned Businesses Are Denied Virus Relief Funds

By Ama Nundoo, Face 2 Face Africa. -

Many Black and Latino business owners say they are on the verge of losing their businesses because they are currently out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, that may not be the [...]

Covid-19 Profiteers Are Making A Killing

By Amber Colón Núñez, In These Times. -

It’s clear that the 1% are playing by an entirely different set of rules. Profiteering on Covid began almost as soon as the crisis hit. In March, third-party sellers on Amazon began jacking up [...]

Connecting The Dots Between Environmental Injustice And The Coronavirus

By Katherine Bagley, Yale Environment 360. -

While cities and towns across the United States are wrestling with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, none have been hit harder than low-income and minority communities. Places [...]

The Decade Of Transformation Is Here: Remaking The Economy For The People

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The pandemic, economic collapse and the government's response to them are going to not only determine the 2020 election but define the future for this decade and beyond. People are seeing the [...]

Five Ways Using Stimulus Funds For Energy Efficiency Would Reduce Inequality and Protect the Planet

By Basav Sen, Inequality.org -

I am getting some serious 2008 flashbacks these days. Our economy is going into what could become a serious recession, and our political overlords want to use it as an excuse for even more [...]

To Fight Coronavirus, Fight Poverty

By Kait Ziegler, Otherwords.org -

As Americans do everything they can to stay safe and limit their exposure to COVID-19, we are seeing more clearly the great divides in our society. While the virus doesn’t discriminate, we are [...]

The Socialist Specter In Present-Day US Politics

By Victor Wallis, Counterpunch.org -

The US political scene is haunted by talk of socialism. The basis for this has been developing now for some years, especially since the financial meltdown of 2008, which many came to see as [...]

Coronavirus And The ‘Shock Doctrine’

By Sam Pizzigati and Sarah Anderson, Otherwords.org -

In times of crisis like the current coronavirus pandemic, these sorts of calls for cooperation become the drumbeat of our daily lives. Unfortunately, no drumbeat ever gets everybody marching in [...]