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Inequality

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

Women Still Feel Like They're Not Treated Fairly At Work

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 09.02.2015 | Women

It's 2015, but women are still being held back when it comes to pay and promotions at work because of their gender, according to a Gallup poll release...

Elizabeth Warren And Joe Biden Used To Battle Over Economic Inequality

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden thinks Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) can help him look good as a presidential contender, probably because he ...

Who's the "Mentally Ill, Homeless Man" Down the Street?

Matt Hartman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

The next time you see someone rambling on the street or asking for money, put yourself in their position. We need to imagine lacking a family, lacking food and lacking simple roofs over our heads. Maybe then, we'll understand and begin showing compassion.

How to Stop Policing Girls and Women

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Unfortunately, policing of females doesn't diminish as we get older and it trickles into our social lives, our interactions with the general public and at work. Dress codes -- on paper or through verbal expectations -- are an easy way to determine if there is disparate treatment of the genders.

Sometimes a Movement Needs a Leader: The Bernie Sanders Campaign

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

What the corporate media cannot see is that the era of the Bill Clinton "New Democrat" is finished. In the real world, the crash of 2008 blew the lid off the bipartisan "Washington consensus" with its blind faith in the benevolence of capitalism. But now I see a silver lining in the absurdity of the "permanent campaign": Bernie Sanders has a whole year to build a vibrant, multifaceted social movement.

50 Years Later: Racial Outrage and the Importance of the 1965 Watts Uprising

Shaun Ossei-Owusu | Posted 08.21.2016 | Black Voices
Shaun Ossei-Owusu

As the country continues to deal with racial strife, fatal police encounters, and dogged economic inequality, the Watts protests has instructional value for advocates of racial justice and their adversaries. For the former, short-term improvements can prove to be fruitful and can be an important respite from the daily onslaught of racial oppression.

The Risks of Turning Races Into Genes

Matthew W. Hughey | Posted 08.20.2016 | Black Voices
Matthew W. Hughey

By increasing the dialogue of how we tackle racial inequality regardless of whether we work in a laboratory or not, we can deconstruct the myth that race is found in genes and begin to search for the legal, economic, political and social forces that make the effects of race all too real.

What If We Are Not All Created Equal?

Cody Cain | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

One little detail in the fine print is that even though you can be anything you wish to be, in order to actually achieve it, you must compete against and beat out everyone else in the world who is also vying for that very same position. And of course only one person will win, and everyone else will lose.

Freedom, Prescription Drugs and Social Irrationality

Jon Wisman | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Jon Wisman

Our policies toward prescription drugs not only violate Mill's freedom principle, they are also absurdly irrational. Pharmaceutical companies are permitted to advertise their prescription drugs to clients who are not legally permitted to freely purchase them.

Mauritania: Scholar Warns of "Implosion" Unless Leadership Embraces Change

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.17.2016 | Home
Till Bruckner

I spoke with Amadou Sall, a lecturer of social anthropology at the University of Nouakchott and leading member of the Mauritanie Perspectives think tank, about politics, social change and the prospects for democracy in this rapidly changing West African nation.

Breaking News: The Rich Discover Inequality

Jeff Faux | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Jeff Faux

After forty years of rising income and wealth inequality, some of America's rich seem worried that maybe things have gone too far.

Taxing the Rich Was a Pillar of Our Modern Society

Cody Cain | Posted 08.13.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

So here we are today, plagued by severe income inequality throughout our society. But it wasn't always like this. In fact, for just about our entire modern history, our society required the wealthy to contribute their fair share of taxes.

Does 'Feminism' Deserve Its Bad Rap?

Samara Wolpe | Posted 08.12.2016 | Women
Samara Wolpe

I consider myself a feminist, but when I argue for equal rights, I am disregarded because of the label of feminism. I wish it were not this way, but feel an obligation to fight for equality, even if it comes at a heavy cost.

Is the SEC Against Income Inequality -- or for It?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Let's not pop the Prosecco just yet. Another SEC rule being debated now would effectively endorse the root cause of excessive CEO pay -- the practice of paying CEOs based on the company's stock price.

Internet Access Still Limited For Low-Income, Uneducated Americans

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 08.10.2015 | Technology

For many of us, a life without Internet might be hard to imagine. Yet, 15 percent of U.S. adults say they never go online, according to a new study fr...

The GOP's Pope Problem

James Resnick | Posted 08.10.2016 | College
James Resnick

The detachment from the Pope's remarks, be it climate change or addressing injustices and inequalities will only further explicate with the Pope's visit to Congress next month. For at that moment, the GOP may well acknowledge, their detachment from reality, their detachment from morality.

Race, Presidential Politics, and the Challenge of Creating a Democracy for All of Us

Rahna Epting | Posted 08.07.2016 | Black Voices
Rahna Epting

Unfortunately, too few of our elected officials and candidates are talking about race, too few are championing an awakening of our humanity, too few are willing to take on the systemic challenges of our country. Presidential candidates aren't going to be able to hide from this issue for long.

Housing Equity Is Not a "War on Suburbia"

Andre Shashaty | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Andre Shashaty

Once again, the Obama Administration is being accused of declaring a "war" on suburbia. Nothing could be more absurd and self-serving, or just plain sad. The latest cause for panic is a new rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that says every community that gets HUD money must have a plan to make equal access to housing a reality -- as opposed to a rarely enforced legal principle.

Why Republicans Can't Convince People They Care About Inequality

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

American income inequality is a disaster for Republicans. Not for their donors, who are the principal beneficiaries of the new Gilded Age -- but for t...

The Price of Speaking Up Against Inequality

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 08.06.2016 | Education
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Claiming there is no price to pay for speaking up against inequality is akin to colorblindness. It may be well intentioned, but it is a dangerous lie. When a kid says that they "don't see race" they may have the best of intentions.

Tackling Inequality: Tony Atkinson Wins the EIB Prize

Dr. Alessio J.G. Brown | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Dr. Alessio J.G. Brown

The Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank Institute has announced that Sir Anthony B. Atkinson (Nuffield College, Oxford) will receive the 2015 EIB Outstanding Contribution Award for excellence in economic and social research.

Is Extreme Inequality Condemning Us to Ecological Armageddon?

Jon Wisman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Jon Wisman

If this continuing impact were to end the planet's ability to support human life, it would be ecocide -- an ecological Armageddon. Current trends seem to give to ecocide a degree of inevitability.

Growing Wealth Inequality Could Slow the Promising Growth of Older Entrepreneurship

Christian Weller | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Christian Weller

Entrepreneurship has been thriving among older households, even while it has been declining among younger ones.

Obama Is Fighting Inequality With Clean Power

Climate Nexus | Posted 07.31.2016 | Green
Climate Nexus

Climate sits atop of the president's agenda. Why? Obama may be eager to heed warnings of scientists, but it's just as likely that he's eyed climate change because it intersects with another issue he cares about: inequality.