Three makes a pattern so, with inequality at the top of the news - be it about champagne wars at the House of Lords or the inherent privilege of white males on the streets of America - it is time to have a conversation about the difference between privilege and patronage.
The midterms are behind us. In 2016, one thing any Democrat running for president must do is compare the record of Barack Obama (and Bill Clinton) to that of George W. Bush.
Since many traditional Democratic constituencies strongly oppose these deals it is reasonable to ask why the Obama administration is so intent on pushing them. The answer is simple: money.
One of NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcell's more oft-used quotes is: "You are what your record says you are." That doesn't just apply to sports teams. Team America's record of late has not been of the champion of the values we say define who we are and what we're about. Our record says more about our real identity more than the one we imagine.
Moving right-to-work (for less) from the state to the county level is the latest tactic in the relentless campaign by CEOs and corporations to reverse gains made by workers in the 1930s New Deal.
The vibrant public response to these police killings is heartening. We are taking to the streets, and rightly so. But where are our protests heading? What should we demand that adequately addresses this destruction of life and hope?
Change takes time. But what sets our nation apart is that, even in our darkest hours, we strive to make things better. During this week's winter solstice, we celebrate the holiday season with light as a symbol of hope.
The book flunked my first test. Its index was only 15 pages, a mere 2 percent of the total book pages.
We should not abruptly stop supporting food causes, but we have to consider what else we're implicitly supporting by making food happen in this roundabout (separate but not equal) way.
In this interview, he explores the work of Thomas Piketty and the need for the field of economics -- and the country -- to come to terms with the growing gulf between haves and have-nots.
Paying off a complete stranger's layaway account is something my wife and I first did three years ago.
Successful companies like Apple need to make fundamental changes to the way they allocate resources and stop throwing away America's most valuable asset for future innovation -- you.
Employing this many workers may make the company seem virtuous and altruistic, but the business model is not a model other companies should emulate.
What is the psychosocial link between income gaps and societal dysfunction?
The problem of spiraling college tuition costs are the result of colleges' increasing dependence on federal and private loans. Colleges have continued to hike up their sticker prices with little risk as students and taxpayers absorb the financial burden of student loan payments and defaults.
I can't accept that the major problem with our corporate tax code is that corporations need more help. I can't accept that the owners are taking home more and more while the workers take home less and less, even as they grow ever more productive on the job.