Saturday, April 20, 2024

Tag: wealth equality

Organizing the rich or the poor?

Which America will be ours after the pandemic?

Will the left leverage today’s stock surge/unemployment gap shocker?

Fat cats play the system like hungry lions stalking prey. The progressive challenge is to educate more voters how our predatory system helps the rich get richer.

New poll shows two-thirds of voters support a wealth tax to...

“There is growing concern about the influence large corporations and wealthy individuals have on American elections.”

Global millionaires—just 0.9% of population—now own nearly half of world’s $361...

The bottom 56 percent of the population owns just 1.8 percent of the world’s wealth.

Should we worry about income gaps within or between countries?

At the beginning of classes every autumn, I tease my students with the following question: Is it better to be poor in...

How to get money to increase the common good

Someone who has 50 billion dollars and keeps it for himself isn't really interested in the "common good."  You don't need 50...

States expanding opportunity through wealth taxes

States from Hawaii to Connecticut responded to extreme wealth concentration this year by expanding taxes on the assets of the very wealthy...

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The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

Progressive International unveils database exposing global right-wing network threatening democracies

This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new report says

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

GOP attorneys general petition against EPA’s use of civil rights law for environmental justice

The petition, if successful, could have dire consequences for communities living near industrial sites.