Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tag: wealth inequality

What’s being compromised?

It’s not the priorities of the wealthy, that’s for sure.

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.”

A project for survival in these United States

What this country might look like if its politics were so much less top-down and so much more bottom-up.

How wealth inequality spiraled out of control

We must stop this vicious cycle — and demand an economy that works for the many, not one that concentrates more and more wealth in the hands of a privileged few.

US billionaires are now $2.1 trillion richer than before the pandemic

Not only did the wealth of U.S. billionaires grow, but so did their numbers: in March of last year, there were 614 Americans with 10-figure bank accounts. Today there are 745.

The hypocrisy of the federal spending debate

We must not let our lawmakers get away with this charade of fiscal responsibility to defeat Build Back Better.

The real reason the economy might collapse

Closing our staggering wealth gap is crucial to the survival of both our economy and our democracy.

America’s billionaires: Borrowing their way to ever more fabulous fortunes

Their current combined fortune: $4.7 trillion, up $1.8 trillion since the pandemic began.

The fake heroism of space billionaires

We’ve privatized almost everything else, but no one can privatize heroism.

Democratic senators call for investigation of tax avoidance by the ultrawealthy

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse demanded an investigation into how the rich use “legal tax loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of income taxes.”

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Normalizing vigilantism? The American right’s reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict

“This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way.”

The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle

Our broken and inhumane food system is a huge source of emissions, so why isn’t it a major part of the climate solution?

Corals spawning gives scientists hope for ‘vulnerable ecosystem’

The spawning, which was seen from recorded videos off the coast of Cairns, Queensland, "gives the scientists who observed it hope for the vulnerable ecosystem."

All 3 men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

“It’s been a long fight. It’s been a hard fight, but God is good… I never thought this day would come, but God is good, and I just want to tell everybody thank you, thank you for those who marched, those who prayed.”

Former police detective fatally shot by Kansas police

“The family of Lionel Womack thanks the members of the Kansas City community for your outpouring of support after their devastating loss yesterday."