Category Archives: inequality

A Living Wage: In Denmark, They Have It Their Way

Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark By Liz Alderman and Steven Greenhouse/ New York Times/ October 27, 2014 COPENHAGEN — On a recent afternoon, Hampus Elofsson ended his 40-hour workweek at a Burger King and … Continue reading

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Carlin: Here Are Your Owners

Always worth another look…..

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We’re Number One!

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But You Knew That

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy By Tom McKay/ PolicyMic/ April 16, 2014 The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researcher Martin Gilens and Northwestern researcher Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science … Continue reading

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His Message Still Rings True

Huey Long’s Share Our Wealth Speech In a national radio address on February 23, 1934, Huey Long unveiled his “Share Our Wealth” plan, a program designed to provide a decent standard of living to all Americans by spreading the nation’s … Continue reading

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Excuse Me…….

Two politicians who apparently represent different planets……

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Nobody Who Works Should Be Living in Poverty

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Ready to Burst?

Zombie Economy – Living Bubble By Chris Kanthan/ Nation of Change/ December 4, 2013 Imagine the reaction you would get if you walked into an off-the-hook fraternity party and shouted, “Stop this party! There are too many drunk people and … Continue reading

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One-Sided Battle

WAR ON THE POOR The Shameful Ways the GOP Makes It Bad To Be Poor in 21st-Century America By Sasha Abramsky/Monterey County Weekly/ December 5, 2013 The past year hasn’t been a good one for poor people in America. First, … Continue reading

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IT’S US–THE CONSUMERS–THAT DO IT

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don’t ‘Create The Jobs’ By Henry Blodget/ Business Insider/ November 29, 2013 As America struggles with high unemployment and record inequality, everyone is offering competing solutions to the problem.  In this war of words (and … Continue reading

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