Category Archives: inequality

How Much Longer?

The Global Elite Are Headed For a Fall. And They Don’t Even Know It. By Damon Linker/ TheWeek/ April 27, 2017   The global elite think they’re sitting pretty. How wrong they are. Democrats keep telling themselves that Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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IT’S BASICALLY JUST IMMORAL TO BE RICH

 By A.Q. Smith/Current Affairs/March 30,2017 A reminder that people who possess great wealth in a time of poverty are directly causing that poverty…   Here is a simple statement of principle that doesn’t get repeated enough: if you possess billions … Continue reading

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Where Workers Stand on Labor Day

A Message to Working People on Labor Day from a former labor secretary By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ September 5, 2016 Your typical wage is below what it was in the late 1970s, in terms of what it can buy. Two-thirds … Continue reading

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We’re Not in Kansas Anymore…Thank Goodness!

Here’s What’s the Matter with Kansas…   Jun. 24, 2016  By Thom Hartmann      The verdict is in, and it’s time for conservatives to face the cold hard facts. Right-wing trickle-down Reaganomics doesn’t work. It doesn’t work internationally, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Kristof: Why Trump and Sanders Resonate

America the Unfair? By Nicholas Kristof/ New York Times/ January 21, 2016 Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders don’t agree on much. Nor do the Black Lives Matter movement, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the armed ranchers who seized public … Continue reading

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SANDERS AND KING AGREE: DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM FOR AMERICA

BPR Quote of the Day: “There must be better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward  a democratic socialism. Call it what you may, call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better … Continue reading

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It Must Happen Here

Tariq Ali: The Time Is Right for a Palace Revolution By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ March 1, 2015 PRINCETON, N.J.—Tariq Ali is part of the royalty of the left. His more than 20 books on politics and history, his seven novels, … Continue reading

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NOTHING HAS CHANGED

BPR QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It is a government of the people by the people for the people no longer; it is a government of corporations by corporations for corporations.” Rutherford B. Hayes

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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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