Thursday, July 18, 2024

Tag: inequality

To best understand inequality, think class, not generation

We can’t change the generation we get born into. We can change how the world we enter distributes income and wealth.

From Massachusetts, some tax-the-rich inspiration

The super rich, worldwide, are regularly cowing their critics. Bay Staters have pounded back.

The well-heeled and our personal well-being

Do we need, some observers of our fraying social fabric suggest, more people in public life noble enough to champion basic ethical norms?

The true shocking driver of crime in America

So how does inequality provoke criminality?

The next big billionaire thing: Hunting humans?

Can we actually start taxing the rich again?

Our rich: fooling themselves and fouling our planet

Electric air taxis aren’t going to save the world. Really taxing the rich, on the other hand, could.

Richest 1% fuel climate crisis with excessive emissions, Oxfam report reveals

Fueling the crisis: how the affluent few intensify global warming.

Close the audit gap

Millionaires who skip their taxes should get audited, not the working poor. Closing that gap isn’t just fair — it’s essential to protect our democracy.

Amid discouraging new inequality stats, some Encouraging Rays of Hope

In California, a trailblazing move to a much more union-conscious tomorrow.

‘Sacrifice zones’: the new ‘Jim Crow’ that’s sickening and killing people...

A product of entrenched, historic racism, “sacrifice zones”—designed to site pollution hot spots within communities of color—are a front line in a largely silent, often deadly, and steadily growing health crisis across the United States.

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UnitedHealth reports $7.9 billion Q2 profits as protesters decry coverage denials

Protesters reiterated their commitment to fighting for healthcare justice, emphasizing the need for systemic changes.

Appeals court dismisses case against Biden administration for complicity in alleged Gaza genocide

The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit against President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Why protests work, even when not everybody likes them

Protest movements take a gamble when they unsettle the status quo. But it is a risk worth taking.

Thousands protest GOP agenda at Milwaukee RNC, demanding justice and equality

Protesters condemned U.S. politicians on both sides of the aisle for sending weapons to Israel amid what they described as genocide in Gaza.

Biden proposes national rent control: Caps to target major corporate landlords amid soaring housing...

The announcement, scheduled for Tuesday in Nevada, comes as Biden seeks re-election and tries to tackle one of the most pressing issues facing American renters.