Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tag: inequality

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."

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.”

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Michigan judge accused of jeopardizing safety and democracy with reversal of open carry ban...

"There are voters who are afraid, there are election workers who are afraid."

Senators call for investigation into Border Patrol tracking phones without warrant

"...we urge you to investigate CBP’s warrantless use of commercial databases containing Americans’ information, including but not limited to Venntel’s location database.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

$280m ‘dark money’ spent by US Christian right groups globally

Organizations led by some of Donald Trump’s most vocal allies and supporters have spent increasing amounts of money globally to influence foreign laws, policies and public opinion in order “to stir a backlash” against sexual and reproductive rights.

‘Should be ashamed’: After installing Barrett, McConnell adjourns Senate for recess with no Covid...

“Small business owners, workers, and families are desperate for support—and lawmakers and the president abandoned them in order to focus on jamming through a historically non-transparent and extreme Supreme Court pick.”