Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tag: income inequality

Five Great American Hypocrisies

Which of the American 'exceptionalism' is most outrageous and destructive? Paul Buchheit discusses the top five hypocrisies of the super-patriots willing to overlook their own faults as they place themselves above other people.

A Flagrant Liar for President?

Be careful about believing anything Carly Fiorina says because she is not only a relentless self-promoter, but also a remorseless liar. And she is doing everything in her power to convince Republicans she belongs in the White House.

VIDEO: Why We Must End Upward Pre-Distributions to the Rich

Political competition is no longer between Republicans and Democrats—it's between the 99 percent and the economic elite who influence the rules by which the economy runs. Let's stop the pre-distribution upward.

Fighting Inequality at the Local Level

While it's still legal to exercise your First Amendment rights, transit workers in Grand Rapids are organizing against pension theft and fare hikes. It's time we stop widening the inequality gap and start bridging it.

Debunking the Debased Gospel of Wealth: ‘1 Percent Deserve Loot Plus...

Among today’s most corrupt big lies, the biggest whopper that deserves ceaseless debunking is that collective affluence answers solely to a band of elite wizards. This upside-down fairy tale pals around with other such delusions.

The Big Chill: How Big Money Is Buying Off Criticism of...

In Washington's "think-tank" study on inequality, they fail to mention how big corporations and Wall Street have weakened the nation's labor and antitrust laws. So whose side is Washington really on?

New Evidence that Half of America is Broke

Half of America is barely surviving and new data strengthens the case. Yet, people's views are distorted by growing financial wealth. As half of our nation is in poverty, where is that booming economy everyone's talking about?

The Share-the-Scraps Economy

We are barreling toward a “share” economy where robots do everything predictably programmable in advance and human beings do all of the unpredictable tasks. This is the troubling reality of the new digitized economy.

End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First

Maybe Republicans should start considering the undeniable fact that unemployment and poverty are a growing concern in America. Because every time a Republican becomes President, poverty and unemployment have increased.

Wall Street’s Threat to the American Middle Class

It's nice that presidential aspirants are talking about rebuilding America’s middle class. But in order to do so, they have to take direct aim at Wall Street, the ones that finance their campaigns.

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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."