Friday, October 22, 2021

Tag: inequality

Four numbers that scream “Vote for Bernie!”

Bernie’s fight is for social justice, and for social responsibility. The beaten-down center of America will take the first step in the battle against inequality if it listens to him.

News flash: Billionaires don’t like socialism

If media are to perform their role as the fourth estate properly, they should really be scrutinizing power, not uncritically amplifying it.

Rising inequality affecting 70% of the world

“The rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international level.”

Will the 2020 contenders take on inequality?

Class wars unfold on multiple fronts, and virtually all national policies and programs affect how equally we distribute our income and wealth.

As global inequality rises, so are the movements fighting it

Despite the often-bleak picture we find ourselves in, the energy and dynamism of the movement that the report reveals is inspiring and cause for hope.

‘Ten year challenge’ for 400 wealthiest Americans shows fortunes doubled since...

"Here's the thing: the way the system is set up, we're headed for another decade of this."

Should there be a maximum income?

What, after all, is the guiding light of society?

Time for a billionaire ban

The wealthiest Americans dominate our airwaves. Let’s hear from someone else for a change.

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.

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Greta Thunberg on climate promises versus actions

Thunberg sat down in her Stockholm kitchen to talk about what she expects—and hopes—will come from the global event.

6 ways restaurants can reduce their environmental impact

The restaurant industry struggles to meet consumers’ sustainability standards because of conventional management patterns.

Toxic Clichés

Our students will be facing challenges beyond what we can begin to imagine, if these past few years are any indication, crises that require far-ranging intelligence, imagination, sensitivity.

Exposed: how Pfizer exploits secretive vaccine contracts to strong-arm governments

“Pfizer has used its monopoly on a lifesaving vaccine to extract concessions from desperate governments,” said the report’s author, urging action from the Biden administration.

Taking aim at predatory equity firms, Warren leads bill to ‘stop Wall Street looting’

"Private equity firms get rich off of stripping assets from companies, loading them up with a bunch of debt, and then leaving workers, consumers, and whole communities in the dust."