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 [...]

Does The Coronavirus Crisis Have To End With A Wealthier Wealthy?

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

In times of crisis — the current coronavirus pandemic, for instance — these sorts of calls for cooperation become the drumbeat of our daily lives. And most all of us march to that drumbeat [...]

Six Quick—But Very Important—Points About Coronavirus And Poverty In The US

By Bill Quigley, Commondreams.org -

In the United States, tens of millions of people are at a much greater risk of getting sick from the coronavirus than others.  The most vulnerable among us do not have the option to comply with [...]

Wage Inequality Continues To Rise As Racial And Gender Disparities Persist

By Staff , Epi.org -

Wage growth was strongest for the highest-wage workers while median hourly wages grew just 1.0% last year, according to a new EPI report. State of Working America Wages 2019 details the most [...]

Class: The Little Word The Elites Want You To Forget

By Chris Hedges , Truthdig.com -

Aristotle, Niccolò Machiavelli, Alexis de Tocqueville, Adam Smith and Karl Marx grounded their philosophies in the understanding that there is a natural antagonism between the rich and the rest [...]

To Tackle Inequality, We Need To Start Talking About Where Wealth Comes From

By Laurie Macfarlane, Opendemocracy.net -

The studies, one commissioned by Trust for London and another by Tax Justice UK, explore public attitudes towards wealth based on focus groups held across England. Both found that most people are [...]

Living In Inequality, Dying In Despair

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org  -

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some welcome news late last month: Americans are living a tiny bit longer. In 2018, the federal health agency reported, U.S. life [...]

The 3% Plan To End Starvation

By Staff, Worldbeyondwar.org -

Here’s a proposal that could end starvation around the globe. Never again need a human being lack the food to live. Never again need a single child or adult suffer the horrors of starvation. [...]

2020 Edelman Trust Barometer

By Staff, Edelman.com -

The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that despite a strong global economy and near full employment, none of the four societal institutions that the study measures—government, business, NGOs [...]

Manhattan: A City Of Empty Luxury Condos And Overflowing Homeless Shelters

By Staff, Boingboing.net -

New York's luxury real-estate market has been in freefall for years, and now the city's super-luxe buildings are sitting empty -- even as property prices in the city remain stubbornly high, [...]

World’s Billionaires Have More Wealth Than 4.6 Billion People

By Staff, Oxfamamerica.org -

There are more than two thousand billionaires in the world today and they have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population, reveals a new report from [...]