Saturday, January 18, 2020

Tag: income inequality

The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

Republican policies have nudged it toward big gains at the top and stagnation for everyone else. When will the leading Republican hopefuls recognize the economy has to work for everyone and not just a few?

Americide

The most egregious example of "Americide" is our country's treatment of African-Americans. It's exhibited in the many profitable corporations—manufacturers, banks, insurance, railroad—that had their roots in slavery.

Taking a Meaningless Progressive Stand in Congress

It’s all part of a long-running game in which the Democratic Party pretends to be the party of the working person. Are they really working hand-in-glove with the Republicans to continue sucking the life out of the 99 percent to give to the 1 percent?

Why Wages Won’t Rise

The key strategy of the nation’s large corporations and financial sector has been to prevent wages from rising. And if you didn't already notice, corporations and Wall Street are calling the shots.

Who Polices the Pay Police?

Corporations have added a new level of “pay police” to oversee the platinum paychecks of top bosses. But even when the board runs this process, the chief’s pay keeps going up, up and away.

Idea for Tackling Inequality Number 27,653: Stop Subsidizing It

Washington assumes that inequality is something that happened. By contrast, the more obvious story is that inequality is something that was done through policies that redistributed income upward.

Greed Kings of 2014: How They Stole from Us

The theft of society's wealth may be due to ignorance as well as to greed. Why are we wrongly being advised that the best way to defuse the situation is to teach tolerance for inequality?

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