Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: inequality

Here’s Elizabeth Warren’s plan to close the wage gap for women...

"It’s time to build an America that recognizes the role that women of color play in their families and in the economy."

Behold the 21st-century penthouse: Peak decadence?

From the summit of our new 'needle towers,' the ultra rich can look but never really see.

Why does WaPo see Black as an ‘identity’—but not multi-millionaire?

It’s a shame to see that even there, the voices of the wealthy few can be so unthinkingly substituted for those of the struggling multitude.

Will San Francisco be the second city to tax extreme CEO-worker...

In November 2019, SF voters will decide the fate of a proposed tax on corporations that pay their top exec more than 100 times worker pay.

Climate change is a poor people’s issue

Poor and working communities stand to gain the most from protections against corporations that expose them to pollution.

Economy boom? Nearly half of all Americans still struggle to pay...

The 'booming economy' has done “little to narrow the persistent economic disparities by race, education, and geography.”

Taxing the rich starts with knowing who they are

When we talk about the wealthy, who are we really referring to? Is it the billionaires on private jets? The neighbors up...

Inequality and climate change: the rich must step up

"The responsibility to cut carbon emissions must be shouldered by the highest-income countries, and by the most privileged social groups in certain emerging and developing nations."

A ‘Poor People’s Moral Budget’ because ‘everybody has the right to...

"For too long, we have turned to those with wealth and power to solve our most pressing social problems."

CEOs got an $800k raise last year. Did you?

Ordinary workers now have to work centuries — or even millennia — to make what their CEOs make in a year.

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‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

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Fracking wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades even after operations cease

"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. 

A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen,...