Category Archives: inequality

How the Rich Get Richer

Seeing Trump tax returns is just first step By Charlotte Rampell/ Washington Post/ October 8, 2018   Everyone is shocked, shocked to learn that President Trump amassed his fortune not by the sweat of his brow, but rather the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Marx Warned Us

Capitalism Is Beyond Saving, and America Is Living Proof By Jacob Bacharach/ Truthdig/ August 31, 2018     Policies that fail in the same way over and over are not failing. Someone is lying about their intent. The drug war … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

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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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Sorry, Kids

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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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