Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: income inequality

The income inequality crisis: Why we need a wealth tax

Not only would a wealth tax raise revenue and help bring the economy back into balance, but it would also protect our democracy by reducing the influence of the super-rich on our political system.

How Trump’s war on regulation is trickle-down economics

Trump’s attack on regulation is just another form of trickle-down economics – where the gains go the top, and the risks and losses trickle down.

A sick new game from the executive suite

The corporate push to replace real pay with cheap “psychic income" is on the rise.

America’s richest 2% made more money in 2017 than the cost...

The richest 2-5%, those Americans with an average net worth of about $2.5 million, accumulated enough wealth in 2017 to pay for the safety net FOUR TIMES.

Yes, deniers, millions of Americans are among the poorest people in...

Why is it so hard for people with wealth and power to admit all this?

No, big corporations shouldn’t get tax breaks to create jobs

The breaks seldom pay for themselves — and put employees of local businesses out of work.

STUDY: US lawmakers are looting America

The new tax overhaul, passed by the Senate yesterday, will only exacerbate the problem.

Inequality out of control: The average 1% household made over $2.5...

With inequality ripping us apart, and with few of our national leaders willing or able to confront the problem, we may never again be an equitable and functional society.

One year later: The political cancer metastasizes

America was never what it had purported to be.

Extreme poverty cut in half? Only in the minds of the...

The median wealth of the world's adults is $2,222, down from $3,248 at the end of 2007.

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Cheap renewables could make 90% of proposed gas power plants — and many pipelines...

Within 26 years, virtually all gas power plants will be economically obsolete in many states.

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.

What George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

George Carlin’s quip reminds us to demand the other score: the horrific cost of our unequal and unsustainable status quo.