Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tag: inequality

Inequality and climate change: the rich must step up

"The responsibility to cut carbon emissions must be shouldered by the highest-income countries, and by the most privileged social groups in certain emerging and developing nations."

A ‘Poor People’s Moral Budget’ because ‘everybody has the right to...

"For too long, we have turned to those with wealth and power to solve our most pressing social problems."

CEOs got an $800k raise last year. Did you?

Ordinary workers now have to work centuries — or even millennia — to make what their CEOs make in a year.

Retail workers nationwide are united for respect

Workers around the country are fighting back, taking creative actions and pushing legislators and pension funds to act.

The IRS tried to take on the ultrawealthy. It didn’t go...

by Jesse Eisinger and Paul Kiel On June 30, 2016, an auto-parts magnate received the kind of news anyone would dread: The...

The ‘scarcity mindset’ and the growing risks of inequality

The only solution, both to alleviating the underlying problem of inequality and countering the energized far right it has produced in so many places appears to be for the left to counter it with a more positive populism of its own.

3 things schools should teach about America’s history of white supremacy

Schools have ample opportunities to include much more about White supremacy, racial discrimination, and racial violence into school curricula.

Survival of the richest

Real people in the real world, those not at the top, have experienced a decade of ever greater instability, while the inequality gap of this beyond-gilded age is sure to shape a truly messy world ahead.

Tax the rich? Most Americans think it’s a great idea

"This is about politicians catching up to where Americans have been."

America’s widening inequality of place

This inequality is unsustainable. It’s literally tearing America apart.

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10 things you need to know to stop a coup

Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.
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6 crucial races that will flip the Senate

Every school board member, state representative, and congressperson you elect can be pushed to enact policies that benefit the people, not just corporate donors.
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Utah police release body cam video of officer shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy

The district attorney’s office is continuing to review the shooting and determine whether the officer was legally justified in firing his weapon at Cameron.

Will Michele Flournoy be the angel of death for the American empire?

Picking Michelle Flournoy to lead the Pentagon would be a tragic indication that Biden is truly hell-bent on squandering America’s future.

Morgan Stanley announces new climate commitment, first American bank to set target

The financial institute is the first major American bank to commit to "providing financing, expertise and thought leadership to support the transition to a low-carbon world."