Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tag: inequality

Inequality and the iron law of decaying public services

The predictable end result: Middle-class homes burn while private fire services save the mansions of the awesomely affluent.

Inequality is literally killing us

Again and again, studies show that the richer wealthy Americans become, the shorter the rest of us live.

On Labor Day, US workers are 1/3 poorer than in 2003...

Since the government supplies services to people, and it can no longer afford to provide the same level of service, this “tax cut” is actually a tax on workers.

The 5-Step CEO pay scam

Average CEO pay at big corporations topped 14.5 million dollars in 2018. That’s after an increase of 5.2 million dollars per CEO over...

Inequality in the U.S. is stifling economic growth and could cost...

Failure to close the gap, leaving the majority of wealth among the super-rich, will cost the economy anywhere from $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion by 2028.

In 33 years the richest 10% of Americans could have 100%...

The three men at the top of the Forbes 400 richest list hold more wealth than the total wealth of the poorest half of Americans, so how many of you are really surprised?

Harris and Ocasio-Cortez release climate equity bill to protect the most...

"Climate change represents not only the greatest threat to our species, but one of our greatest economic opportunities."

3 bills to rein in executive pay

Shortly before heading home for the summer recess, members of Congress are rushing to introduce proposals for cracking down on unpopular, overpaid executives.

A tale of two druglords

One gets life behind bars, the other retired into luxury. Guess which one wreaked more havoc.

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."

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Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers says he fears for the nation’s survival

“All th’s needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.”

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

Jane Fonda leads climate protests at US Capitol for fifth week in a row

“We cannot leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves.”