Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tag: wealth inequality

The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich

There is a widening inequality between the working poor and the non-working rich. The ideal that America’s growing inequality is often justified doesn’t hold up—instead, it's undermining the moral foundations of American capitalism.

Four Numbers that Show the Beating Down of Middle America

Numbers reveal the dramatic fall of the middle class over the past 35 years. But Congress has little need for numbers, except for their own needs, and the super-rich just keep building up their own numbers—it's time for a redistribution of our national wealth.

Will the Democratic Nominee for 2016 Take on the Moneyed Interests?

While it's evident that the Democratic nominee for President will campaign on reviving the American middle class, it's time the nation has a leader who can take on the moneyed interests responsible for the worst wealth inequality in modern American history.

How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1 Percent and Bust the...

While the White House thinks a trade deal will help the U.S. contain China’s power and influence, it will actually make global corporations in the U.S. even more powerful and influential than they've already become. The rich keep getting richer.

Four Numbers to Make Us Fighting Mad. And One Way to...

A national Permanent Fund might be the most brilliant solution to upward wealth redistribution. Outlined by Peter Barnes, it was modeled after the popular and successful Alaska Permanent Fund because shouldn't we all benefit from our nation's steadily rising productivity.

Aetna Lifts the National Standard for ‘Competitive Wages’

One rare CEO is increasing up to one-third of his employees' pay as well as adjusting its company health plan so lower-income workers can get the same health coverage. Aetna set a new national standard for competitive wages.

New Evidence that Half of America is Broke

Half of America is barely surviving and new data strengthens the case. Yet, people's views are distorted by growing financial wealth. As half of our nation is in poverty, where is that booming economy everyone's talking about?

The Share-the-Scraps Economy

We are barreling toward a “share” economy where robots do everything predictably programmable in advance and human beings do all of the unpredictable tasks. This is the troubling reality of the new digitized economy.

End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First

Maybe Republicans should start considering the undeniable fact that unemployment and poverty are a growing concern in America. Because every time a Republican becomes President, poverty and unemployment have increased.

Americide

The most egregious example of "Americide" is our country's treatment of African-Americans. It's exhibited in the many profitable corporations—manufacturers, banks, insurance, railroad—that had their roots in slavery.

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An urgent plea to leftists in the 6 battleground states likely to decide the...

If we want to remain a country where we still have the ability to agitate for justice and equality, then it’s incumbent on us to vote with that in mind.

Global uprising: Protests erupt worldwide against economic support for Gaza conflict

The wave of protests swept major cities across the globe, with significant disruptions reported on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, downtown Los Angeles, and key transport routes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wizz Air commits to cutting-edge eco-friendly fuel made from human waste

Turning Waste into Wayfare: Discover how Wizz Air is propelling the future of flight with its groundbreaking move to fuel planes with a resource as ubiquitous as human waste. A clean sky is no longer just a dream but a destination.

‘Should be a global wake-up call’: Coral reefs suffer fourth mass bleaching event

This phenomenon signals a dire warning about the escalating impacts of climate change on these vital underwater ecosystems.

Donald Trump faces groundbreaking criminal trial as first former U.S. President in the dock

With jury selection underway, the world watches as this unprecedented trial unfolds, potentially reshaping America's political landscape.