Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tag: wealth gap

The racist history that helps explain our present wealth gap

We wanted to see how discrimination shaped one city. Here’s how you can get answers about your own community.

Punishing the exploited: An exploration of the growing wealth gap

We must find momentum through our discontent, and be “outraged enough to become even more politically active.”

Tax evasion and the 1%

“The richest 1% of U.S. households don’t report 21% of their income.”

Inequality virus: Pandemic widens wealth gap for women, people of color...

“In every country that we looked at, inequality has gotten worse during the pandemic.”

“It’s going to be a billionaire Thanksgiving.” Wealth of US richest...

“The increases in billionaire wealth continue to defy gravity in the real economy where millions have lost their jobs, health, and livelihoods.”

Ballot measure added in San Francisco to increase taxes on corporations...

“We believe that big corporations that can afford to pay their executives million-dollar salaries every year can afford to pay their fair share in taxes to help us recover.”

Study shows wealth inequality does make a difference in how long...

In the UK and US, being rich can add almost a decade of healthy living to a person’s life.

Eight ways the Trump-GOP tax cuts have made the rich richer...

In the two years since Congress passed the Republican tax law, the richest 1 percent have been the big winners.

Time for a raise for New York car wash workers

The state legislature could end the sub-minimum tipped wage for car washers downstate.

From the 80s to today, the top 1 percent gain trillions,...

"Between 1989 and 2018, the top 1 percent increased its total net worth by $21 trillion."

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Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian: Optimism of the will

Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

EV charging stations approved for 50 states plus DC and Puerto Rico, covering 75,000...

States will have access to $1.5 billion in federal monies to build the chargers.
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Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad on Ukraine, why US must negotiate with Russia &...

When it comes to continuing the war rather than negotiating a peace settlement, “the United States and Britain are pretty isolated on this.”

Tech billionaires are actually dumber than you think

It turns out that many of today’s billionaires are selfish, lonely men fantasizing about how they will survive the end times they have played a part in creating.

Parents like their public schools, no matter how much the charter school movement tells...

Branding public schools as “failed” institutions is more about politics than education.