Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tag: middle class

A plaintive plea from America’s rich: Let’s change the subject!

Other candidates, most notably Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, begrudge plenty and have specific proposals for changing the rules that let wealth keep concentrating.

Why unions matter to you

It all comes down to the balance of power between business and workers.

The inequality to be suffered by our children

Unless progressive policies are demanded by American voters, most of our children and grandchildren will suffer from the continuing expansion of a Great-Depression-like wealth gap that already "dwarfs" the rest of the developed world.

A 2 percent financial wealth tax would provide a $12,000 annual...

It's not hard to envision the benefits in work opportunities, stress reduction, child care, entrepreneurial activity, and artistic pursuits for American households with an...

America is Disneyland

America is being eaten alive by corporate greed; and Disneyland has been taken over by Scrooge.

What’s killing America’s middle class?

Just as progressives deliberately pushed public policies to create the middle class, so are today's economic royalists deliberately pushing plutocratic policies to destroy it.

Three insidious ways ‘overtaxed’ corporations are cheating America

The tax money withheld by the big corporations is desperately needed to restore living-wage opportunities to millions of workers.

The absurdity of corporate tax cuts during the corporate pillaging of...

Mainstream media opinion editors don't appear to have the courage to risk the disapproval of their bosses by printing the facts about corporate pillaging.

More evidence that inequality is spiraling out of control

Without empathy for lower-income Americans, Wall Street is content to ignore the ugly reality of our ever-widening wealth gap.

The anti-corruption revolution

Global uprisings against corruption can fuse middle-class concerns over the rule of law to a more radical critique of unequal political systems.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

800 scientists sign declaration of support for global climate justice activists

"We believe it is our moral duty to act now, and we urge other scientists to join us in helping to protect humanity’s only home."

Trump is selling out America in Syria and beyond

The most xenophobic and isolationist American president in modern history has been selling America to foreign powers for his personal benefit. That’s...

America’s dairyland may have a PFAS problem

First, there was Fred Stone, the third-generation dairy farmer in Maine who discovered that the milk from his cows contained harmful chemicals. Then...
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Homewreckers: How Wall Street, banks & Trump’s inner circle used the 2008 housing crash...

We speak with investigative reporter Aaron Glantz about his new book “Homewreckers,” which looks at the devastating legacy of the foreclosure crisis...