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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We all belong to a tribe or race and some of us belong to many. Our perspectives, racial attitudes and preferences are informed by our experiences and our membership in these groups. We have to do our own work to build bridges and ensure that our children do the same.
While the "millennial" generation has widely been seen as the key to future of Democratic successes, there are reasons to believe that the liberalism of millennials, at least on certain key issues, has been overstated.
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.
Any presidential candidate should make the baby bond a central plank of their 2016 if they want to seriously address the problem of wealth inequality. Without such a proposal, wealth, and therefore political power will become increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small elite.
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 disquieting truth is that there was never to be an indictment in this case, which on simple legal grounds should have moved to trial, because the US justice system knows no justice when it comes to African-Americans.
Barry Z. Cynamon and Steven M. Fazzari are exploring how the massive debt which led to the Great Recession, the spending collapse that followed, and the stagnation that persists are all linked to income inequality. In this interview, they discuss what their findings mean for America.