Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tag: income inequality

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.

Manufacturing dissent – The new culture war

The ruling class is laughing and the working class is ensnared in what I would call Societal Autoimmune Disorder (S.A.D.).

Working stiffs: Stop celebrating the super rich!!!

In this new Gilded Age of our current Military Industrial Empire the amount of wealth for many individuals is astounding.

Companies can either make things or make CEOs rich

Making breakthroughs for consumers is hard, companies have found. But making fortunes for CEOs is easy.

A tax on Wall Street trading is the best solution to...

This is a great example of a clearly defined policy that will directly reverse some of the upward redistribution of income over the last four decades.

These 8 men are richer than half the world’s population

The gap between the super-rich and the poor is greater than even a year ago.

The Wealth Gap Widens: Without Change People of Color Will Never...

If the trend continues for another 30 year time period the average white family’s net worth will grow by $18,000 a year while the average black household will see a growth of $750 and the average Hispanic household a growth of $2,250.

Income Inequality Is a Health Hazard—Even for the Rich

A public health researcher explains why life expectancy in the United States is falling, and it has to do with income inequality rising.

The Rigging of the American Market

The national debate about widening inequality only focuses on taxing the rich to redistribute their income downward. But what about the upward redistributions hidden inside the market from the rest of the rich?

The Morality of a $15 Minimum

A national movement is growing for a $15 an hour minimum wage rase—workers at fast-food and big-box retail establishments are striking for a raise. So when will corporate America start moving toward this goal?

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Corporate hypocrisy on racism

Far from being the solution to systemic racism in America, these billionaires and their corporations are actively perpetuating it.
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As COVID-19 cases spike, epidemiologist warns ‘the road to an uncertain vaccine is paved...

We speak with Dr. Ali Khan, epidemiologist and the dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, about the Trump administration’s handling of the crisis and his hopes for a vaccine.

US corporations a driving force behind ‘unprecedented wave’ of global land privatization: Report

The U.S. in particular, the report says, is a "key player in an unfettered offensive to privatize land around the world."
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Noam Chomsky on Trump’s disastrous coronavirus response, WHO, China, Gaza and global capitalism

"This is the most crucial election in human history, literally. Another four years of Trump, and we’re in deep trouble."