Monday, September 21, 2020

Tag: income inequality

2021: Half of America facing poverty

For the great majority of Americans without a share of the stock market, and for those who can't work from home, the pandemic is adding the prospect of a financial collapse to all their other concerns.

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.

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10 things you need to know to stop a coup

Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.

Trump wants out – by losing the ‘rigged’ election, not by resignation, Senate conviction...

Finding the least bad way to escape being cornered for another four years is exactly how a discredited but unrepentant con artist makes his last public scam.

A great awakening? Qanon grows, goes global

Qanon seems to adapt almost any far right conspiracy theory into its overarching narrative of a world run by Satan worshiping pedophiles who may also be cannibals.

What comes after the “American Century”?

America needs to negotiate the multipolar world order with China now — not few years later, when China will be convincingly stronger than the U.S.

Scientific American endorses a presidential candidate for the first time in its history: Joe...

“We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now.”