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Inequality

Here's How Much Less Women Make In Each State

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business

If you're a woman looking for equal pay for equal work, then you might want to steer clear of Louisiana and Wyoming. Those are two of the U.S. stat...

Super Rich Planning Escapes Amid Growing Concern Over Inequality: Davos Speaker

The Guardian | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact

With growing inequality and the civil unrest from Ferguson and the Occupy protests fresh in people’s mind, the world’s super rich are already prep...

This Map Reveals Just How Unequal The So-Called Recovery Is

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business

In his State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama cheered rising wages. What he didn't mention is that much of the income gained sin...

How Nelson Mandela's Words Apply To The Ferguson Movement

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

What do the young leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have to teach renowned global leaders at the World Economic Forum? Quite a lot, accor...

Home-Field Advantage

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While President Obama's "middle class economics" speech last night certainly laid down a few markers for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, the real reason it now seems Democrats will be playing on familiar turf comes from Republicans.

In the Debate Over Police and Race, We Can't Forget the Most Critical Issue

Toni Irving | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
Toni Irving

The police are just one actor in a larger stage driven by our racial climate. Their roles are more visible and are attended to, accordingly. We must do a better job building bridges between law enforcement and people of color and roads to stronger communities.

Will the Supreme Court Demolish an Iconic Civil Rights Law?

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Dennis D. Parker

We began this week by celebrating the 85th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, but today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in an important case that could knock down a crucial racial and economic pillar of justice built during the civil rights movement.

Why I Davos

Peter Holmes a Court | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Peter Holmes a Court

FOR the past couple of years, I have driven across Europe in January to a small and largely ­unheralded ski resort; six-lane ­autostrasses and autoroutes give way to smaller equally clean highways, all lit by the low-rise sun of a European winter.

Will the Supreme Court Honor Dr. King's Legacy?

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

The Supreme Court shouldn't dishonor Dr. King's memory by removing one of the tools we have used to build bridges from the "islands of despair" of racialized poverty and segregation he decried.

The Sad State Of America's Middle Class, In 6 Charts

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business

There should be little doubt that the middle class is in trouble.

Show This Chart To The Next Person Who Isn't Worried About Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business

If you find it hard to grasp just how unequal the global economy is, here's one stat that should put it all in perspective: The richest 80 people on E...

Big Spending, Big Inequality

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 01.20.2015 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

At the end of the day, money in politics cannot be "someone else's issue." Because it distorts who is heard by our elected officials, it affects what's in your paycheck, who ends up in prison, what kind of health care we have access to, what kind of environment we leave for our children, and much more.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr: Social Justice Is Linguistic Justice

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Colleen M Fitzgerald

Language is always a vehicle for social justice. Righting wrongs. Native American language revitalization sustains the life force of communities. This is ever so true when it comes to immersing children in their heritage language.

Direct Action on Racism, Poverty, and War: An Honest Attempt to Honor MLK

Nourish International | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

Today there isn't a more fondly remembered and respected public figure than King, but did our opinion of him change because we embraced his ideas of radical justice, or did we simply forget them?

MLK's Dream Starts at Home

Cristina Tzintzún | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Cristina Tzintzún

By standing with Memphis sanitation workers and calling on the city to treat these black workers with dignity and respect, MLK taught us that racial and economic justice are intrinsically linked. That lesson inspires me today, because 47 years later, the fight isn't over for black and Latino workers.

To the CEO of Aetna: Three More ideas to Reduce Inequality

Judith Samuelson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Cynics will point out that while Aetna may be a first mover in the health care industry, the total cost of Bertolini's announcement is chump change. Aetna's profits weigh in at about $2 billion per year.

The Kansas Education Funding Case and Constitutional Democracy

Craig Martin | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Craig Martin

The ongoing debate in Kansas over school funding is important not only for the state's education policy, but also for how we think about our democracy.

2014 in Two Words: "Culture" and "Vape"?

Frank Islam | Posted 01.15.2015 | Impact
Frank Islam

Call us old fashioned, but none of these newly minted words is in our vocabulary. And, we doubt seriously whether any or many of them are in common usage among those tech savvy, selfie-taking, instagram-sending members of the millennial generation.

Global Leaders, Over 1,000 Charities Declare 2015 The Year To Focus On Poverty Eradication

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.15.2015 | Impact

For the first time in history, eradicating extreme poverty around the world is on the horizon, according to one campaign for progress -- and 2015 is a...

Top 4 Lessons Dr. King Taught Us

Carla Javits | Posted 01.15.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

We have made tremendous leaps forward before, and if we have the nerve and mutual respect to engage and act -- we can make progress again on the urgent matters we face today -- with economic inequity as the centerpiece.

Challenge and Opportunity for Progressives

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

No challenge in the Democratic Party will have legs unless people are in motion, mobilizing, challenging business as usual, and forcing politicians to get outside of their comfort zone. Dislodging the entrenched interests and big money that dominate our politics won't be easy.

Idea for Tackling Inequality #27,653: Stop Subsidizing It

Dean Baker | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

Most of the discussion assumes that inequality is something that happened. By contrast, the more obvious story is that inequality is something that was done; it was the result of policies that had the effect of redistributing income upward.

The Political Consequences of Inequality

Harlan Green | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Europe is now suffering the same fate, with conservative governments in control and the debtor nations such as Greece still being punished, while Germany flourishes as it protects its own interests rather than that of the EU as a whole

What Can NGOs Learn From the West's Response to Ebola?

Nourish International | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

A "Sexy Ebola Costume" is a dumb joke, but it's also part of a broader attitude.

Unequal and Unhappy

Aaron Pacitti | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Aaron Pacitti

Over the past 35 years, Americans have become $27 trillion wealthier. That's an extra $90,000 per person, or $360,000 for a family of four. But it doesn't seem to be making us better off.