Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tag: wealth inequality

The big economic switcheroo

America’s wealthy have never been wealthier. They should pay their fair share of taxes. The big switcheroo should be reversed.

Prices, plutocrats, and corporate concentration

Would less corporate concentration – and a weaker corporate capacity to raise prices – mean less inequality?

By the best definition, the poverty rate should be tripled

But poverty deniers won't look deeper, because they don't want to admit that anyone willing to work could be suffering in the richest country in the world.

Do good fences make good neighbors?

Why do we feverishly build more walls when they offer us less and less protection?

Watch your wallets

The underlying problem isn’t that Americans have been living beyond their means. It’s that their means haven’t been keeping up with the growing economy. Most gains have gone to the top.

Jeff Bezos has enough! It’s time for a maximum wage.

A Q&A with author Sam Pizzigati.

Wall Street, banks, and angry citizens

The inequality gap on a planet growing more extreme.

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.

Facts that privileged Americans don’t want us to know

The following facts should have been reported by the mainstream media, but unfortunately most of that media is controlled by the very people who have reason to hide the facts.

Infographic: This is how much equality a $30 trillion inheritance can...

What it means to be an heir in the U.S., and a few big ideas on how to use the largest intergenerational wealth transfer ever.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

US politicians are selling out First Amendment and country for AIPAC cash

Now Congress is climbing on this shameless anti-Constitutional bandwagon.

‘Do as I say, not as I do:’ Rand ‘socialized-medicine-is-slavery’ Paul headed to Canada...

The "irony of it" was just too rich that he would travel to Canada, which enjoys a socialized, single-payer healthcare system, to have the procedure performed.

President Chicken Little goes medieval, channels dead presidents

Like Chicken Little, the dishonored Trump name looks to go down as the icon of self-destructive over-reach, puffed up, then deflated by its own arrogance. Are we not learning “nothing to lose” could be the worst Trump delusion?

The Trump dictatorship

Democracy is about means, while dictatorship is about ends. Trump uses any means available to achieve his own ends.

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