Friday, January 17, 2020

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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In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Amid raft of state-level endorsements, Sanders leads democrats in new national poll

“It’s just one poll, but it looks like Bernie is unhurt and Warren unhelped by the brouhaha.”

Environmental groups sue Trump administration calling plan to open millions of acres of public...

"Trump's illegal, deeply unjust fracking plan would be a disaster for Central Valley communities, as well as our climate, wildlife and water."

What was the point of Soleimani’s assassination?

The Trump regime had no authority to assassinate a senior Iranian general. Nor did it have a reason to do so, except to reap revenge upon his past acts.

Is Pelosi preparing to drop a bombshell on the Senate impeachment trial?

We have no way of knowing what Pelosi will do, we can only speculate and hope that she does something that will prove to the American people that he is guilty as charged.