Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: inequality

The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich

There is a widening inequality between the working poor and the non-working rich. The ideal that America’s growing inequality is often justified doesn’t hold up—instead, it's undermining the moral foundations of American capitalism.

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.

Not Lovin’ It

McDonald's new ad campaign is trying to tap into people’s emotions linking their positive feelings of love with the Golden Arches. Maybe it would be better served to ask the workers about the “love” they’re getting from McDonald’s.

Super Bowl for the Rich: Upper-Class 91, Middle-Class 9

The super-rich team tries to convince us that all is well with America's economy. Because to them, it's all a game and the middle-class keeps losing.

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?

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.

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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It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.