Friday, December 4, 2020

Tag: inequality

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.”

Taxing the rich starts with knowing who they are

When we talk about the wealthy, who are we really referring to? Is it the billionaires on private jets? The neighbors up...

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.

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Trump backs Senate GOP’s pay freeze for federal workers while giving the rich a...

“In the context of budgetary constraints and the recent, pandemic-related impacts on non-Federal labor markets, the Administration supports the policy in the bill to maintain for 2021 the current level of Federal civilian employee pay.”

‘Bye-bye, Betsy DeVos. You won’t be missed,’ says Sanders as billionaire education secretary attacks...

“What do you call a billionaire who registered a $40 million, 164-foot yacht in the Cayman Islands to avoid $2.4 million in U.S. taxes, while undermining public schools? The worst Education Secretary in the history of America.”

Former police officers sentenced to prison for framing innocent man

“These officers shattered the victims’ lives and dishonored the Honolulu Police Department. This community deserved so much better from these officers.”

Critics smell ‘economic sabotage’ as McConnell unveils COVID plan with $0 for unemployment boost,...

"As the Covid crisis only grows more deadly, this disgraceful proposal puts the lives of everyday Americans at even greater risk."

Eisenhower’s ghost haunts Biden’s foreign policy team

The most serious challenge facing President-elect Biden's foreign policy team, which is not a threat from a hostile country, but the corruption of U.S. policy by powerful corporate interests, is the "unwarranted influence" of the Military-Industrial Complex.