Category Archives: inequality

Why Wages Are Going Nowhere

  Why Do 80% of Americans Say They Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck? By Robert Reich/ RobertReich.org/ July 30, 2018 The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional Economics

 

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IGNORANCE ISN’T BLISS

The corporate media ignores the rise of oligarchy. The rest of us shouldn’t By Bernie Sanders/ The Guardian/ March 16, 2018 The rapid rise of oligarchy and wealth and income inequality is the great moral, economic, and political issue of … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the Oligarchy

By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ December 17, 2017 By passing the tax plan, Republican donors will save billions — paying a lower top tax rate, doubling the amount their heirs can receive tax-free, and treating themselves as “pass-through” businesses able to … Continue reading

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The Billionaires Won. The Rest of Us Lost.

By Arlen Grossman It’s not your grandfather’s America anymore. Democracy in the United States has failed. So we shouldn’t be surprised when tax cuts favor the wealthy, and we see the rich growing richer and the poor losing ground. In addition, … Continue reading

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How the Labor Movement Was Destroyed

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The Sorry Plight of the Worker

A 21st-Century Form of Indentured Servitude Has Already Penetrated Deep into the American Heartland Corporations want to make sure that laborers never again have the power to tell big business how to treat them. By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ July 17,2017 … Continue reading

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Is America Past the Point of No Return?

(It may be my imagination, but Thom Hartmann appears to be channeling and expanding on my June 25 Op-Ed…..) Oligarchs representing monopolistic Big Pharma, Big Banks, and Big Retail/Fast Food are devastating us. By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ July 4, 2017 … Continue reading

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The Death Economy

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