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Economic Inequality

The Trickle Down Theory Of Corruption

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Quenby Wilcox

The corruption seen in government agencies, or any large bureaucratic agency, is insidious and more linked to "power-hungry" civil servants who are complacent with the knowledge that they can do absolutely nothing but show up for work, keep a chair warm, and look busy.

Globalization: Four Ways To Avoid Self Destruction

Georg Kell | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Georg Kell

In a landmark speech in January 1999, the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan warned that the spread of markets was outpacing the ability of societ...

3 Reasons Why The American People Are Numb To The "Economic Recovery"

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Dedrick Muhammad

Low unemployment and a strong stock market does not mitigate the reality of stagnant wages, growing economic inequality, a growth in underemployment and a decline in median household wealth.

Social Security Is Increasingly Crucial To Kids, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics

Move over, grandma and grandpa: Your grandkids need Social Security, too. Some 6.4 million American children ― 9 percent of all U.S. kids ― either...

Bernie Sanders Explains What Democrats Can Learn From Brexit

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

British voters' decision to leave the European Union in a so-called "Brexit" shows that Donald Trump can win if Democrats do not embrace bold economic...

Edith Turner And The Anthropology of Collective Joy

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.27.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

In cynical moments when I need to ponder the wonders of human existence, I think about the work of Edith Turner, a monumental anthropologist who died on June 18th of this year, one day after her 95th birthday.

Bernie Sanders On Brexit: ‘The Global Economy Is Not Working For Everybody’

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) attributed the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union to dissatisfaction ov...

Electionomics - The High Stakes for American Workers in the 2016 Elections

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is that the presidential race has already become a contest o...

The Moral Failure of the Ryan Budget

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

In an era of increasingly partisan politics, routine measures like developing the annual federal budget have become highly politicized.

America's Ghost Dance with Trump

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Dave Pruett

In watching aghast the incomprehensible ascendancy of Donald Trump, I am struck with a sense of déjà vu. Where else have I heard of a people, drowning in despair, who clutch for a life raft of false promises? And then it comes back to me.

Is Development Without Displacement Possible?

Lillian D. Singh | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices
Lillian D. Singh

The revitalization effort in the Central District of Seattle was conceived and initiated in a silo. It was community development that did not include the voices of the community. This exclusion could have resulted in a multitude of "Closed for Business" signs along the thoroughfare.

How Our Capitalist Society Is Like 'The Matrix'

Cody Cain | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Our lives seem normal. Just like in the beginning of the movie, 'The Matrix.' I mean, not great or anything. But fine. We get up every morning and repeat our programmed daily grind. But is this all there is? Is this all life has to offer?

Our Tomorrow: LGBTQ People Cite Financial Security as a Top Concern

Alex Orton | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Orton

For much of the past decade, the public conversation about the LGBTQ movement has focused on the hotly debated topic of marriage equality. Meanwhile, many LGBTQ people have quietly struggled with the impact of the national economic downturn.

Donald Trump Isn't Killing Democracy. Inequality Is.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

In the 1990s, a Democratic president named Bill Clinton teamed up with a Republican Congress to rewrite the rules of the global economic order. Ronald...

Business Ownership Will Close the Wealth Gap

Claudia Viek | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Claudia Viek

For National Small Business Week, l'd like to draw attention to the potential of business ownership to address the wealth gap in all of our communitie...

Is Wealth Evil?

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Ricardo B. Salinas

The issue at hand is not about defending millionaires or billionaires in a senseless class struggle. Something greater is at stake, namely, our future.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

Equal Pay Day 2016: States Go Their Own Way

Linda Hallman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Linda Hallman

Tuesday, April 12, may seem like just another day leading up to the oft-dreaded tax deadline of April 15, but for women across the country it represen...

Lawyers: Bulwark against Inequality and Gentrification?

Ray Brescia | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Ray Brescia

Lawyers can play many roles, often contributing to economic inequality. They can represent large corporations against their low-wage workers, receive...

Nothing Bill Clinton Said To Defend His Welfare Reform Is True

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.09.2016 | Politics

Everything Bill Clinton said Thursday to defend his 1996 welfare reform law was false. Clinton claimed that he left the program with plenty of money f...

With Catholic Votes In Play, Sanders Plans Vatican Visit

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will speak at an event in the Vatican next week, likely broadeni...

Why I Tell Activists to Watch TV

Tracy Van Slyke | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Tracy Van Slyke

In the last year, a new tradition has sprung up in my house. Every Wednesday night, an hour or so before bedtime, my five-year-old son will yell, "Modern Family! Blackish!" so loud it echoes. And with that, my husband and I snuggle up with him on the couch, and together, get lost in characters and stories.

Trump’s Plan To Fix Cities Sounds A Lot Like Clinton's And Sanders'

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics

For Donald Trump, fixing the problems that plague cities is simple: build businesses. The Republican presidential front-runner sat down with The Washi...

Inequality: a Global Challenge Requiring Global Solutions

Oh Joon | Posted 03.24.2016 | World
Oh Joon

In developed and developing countries alike (although the trend is more noteworthy in rich countries) the poorest half of the population often controls less than 10 per cent of wealth.

Bernie, Like Jesus, Brings Good News to the Poor

Ian Mevorach | Posted 03.14.2016 | Religion
Ian Mevorach

Bernie Sanders, like Jesus, is inspired to bring good news to the poor. And like Jesus' message, Bernie's message is controversial. Many argue that he is too radical to be president or that his ideals are too lofty. And yet he stands for the root values of American democracy.