Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: middle class

Disposable Americans: The Numbers are Growing

What's astonishing is the disregard that many of the super-rich have for struggling Americans.

What’s Killing the American Middle Class?

“We know what, and who, is killing the middle class. It’s time to stop those forces in their tracks, take back our democracy, and create a middle class that’s more vibrant and inclusive than ever.”

The Collapse of the Middle-Class Job

How to pay for a solution? A financial speculation tax on the rich and, for the poor, a tradeoff of safety net benefits for the security of a guaranteed income.

Our Jobs Are Disappearing

We can't wait around for a 19th-century recovery. We need a new paradigm. We need guaranteed jobs.

The Revolt of the Anxious Class

Most middle-class individuals are good people, not bigots or racists. They work hard and they have a strong sense of fairness. But their world has been slowly coming apart. And they’re scared and fed up.

A Holiday Note to Congress: Half of Your Country is In...

Members of Congress, comfortably nestled in bed with millionaire friends and corporate lobbyists, are in denial about the true state of the American middle class.

New 2015 Wealth Data: US Inequality at Its Ugliest

According to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook, the wealthy elite's continuing disdain for the poor, the middle class and people all around the world is disturbing. These wealth gap realities are victimizing the great majority of Americans.

VIDEO: Why We Must End Upward Pre-Distributions to the Rich

Political competition is no longer between Republicans and Democrats—it's between the 99 percent and the economic elite who influence the rules by which the economy runs. Let's stop the pre-distribution upward.

Why Progressives Must Stay United

A progressive movement is needed to overcome widening economic inequality and the legacy of racial inequality in America. We must take back our economy and democracy from the moneyed interests that now control both.

The American State of Mind; Two Contrasting Perspectives

There is a huge inequality of wealth issue in the United States separating citizens into two groups: the 1% and the 99%. If this unjust gap continues, the U.S. is going to see a societal eruption fighting for equality. The clock is ticking.

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A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

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"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.