Monday, July 13, 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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Key US ally indicted for organ trade murder scheme

Is this the final unraveling of the Western narrative of "humanitarian intervention" in Kosovo, and a crack in the "accountability-free zone" of impunity for U.S. and allied war crimes?

A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

The social impact of the Second Amendment

The state should be permitted to disarm its citizens to the extent it judges necessary to protect its own strength to protect its society.

Who for Veep?

The big question for Bernie-ites is who they want for vice-president.

California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall...

"We can structure a bank that actually is accountable to the people and does what the people want it to do."