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Wealth Inequality

If Sanders Isn't the Nominee, His Revolution Should Still Continue

Chuck Collins | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
Chuck Collins

Whether Senator Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination for President or not, the work of building an economic and racial justice movement to transform the U.S. is the same.

Share The Word: Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 03.15.2017 | Good News
Bibbi Abruzzini

Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespass...

Bernie, Like Jesus, Brings Good News to the Poor

Ian Mevorach | Posted 03.15.2017 | 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.

Investing in Tomorrow Means Building Assets Today

Patrick McCarthy | Posted 03.07.2017 | Impact
Patrick McCarthy

If there's one thing we can count on in life, it's to expect the unexpected. We head out to work in the morning and find that the car won't start. A c...

Can Ordinary Citizens Be Trusted with Democracy?

Cody Cain | Posted 03.04.2017 | Politics
Cody Cain

Today we think of democracy as a wonderful form of government. Back when this nation was founded, however, our founding fathers did not think this was such a hot idea.

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

Tech and Wealth Inequality: The New Wall Street That Bernie and Hillary Are Ignoring

Orson Aguilar | Posted 02.25.2017 | Technology
Orson Aguilar

Years ago, when people talked about the "digital divide," they meant that the less wealthy lacked access to broadband and other digital technologies. Now, that digital divide -- which still exists -- has broadened into a chasm that threatens to engulf our whole society.

America's 4 Richest Families Own as Much as the Bottom 40%

Max Galka | Posted 02.24.2017 | Business
Max Galka

Typically, the discussion around U.S. economic inequality focuses on the growing disparity between incomes. However, another measure of inequality, one which may be more important, has gone largely overlooked outside of academic circles: wealth inequality.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump.

Will Team Hillary Play the Race Card?

Les Leopold | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Les Leopold

Team Hillary clearly wants to pigeon-hole Sanders on one side of the debate hoping to isolate him from Black and Latino voters. But her strategy is likely to fail. As minority voters get to know Sanders better, his message is likely to erode Hillary's support.

Economists Deny What's Driving the Inequality Trainwreck

Lynn Parramore | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

What's really causing the growing gap between haves and have-nots? Is it mechanical market forces? Outsourcing? Real estate?

The Presidential Candidates Flunk On Income Inequality

Cody Cain | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Cody Cain

The greatest issue plaguing our society today is that of income inequality. Yet astonishingly, the current presidential candidates have failed to propose any adequate ideas for solving it.

We Need a Revolution

Walker Bragman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Walker Bragman

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Is Ted Cruz an Anti-Semite as Well as a Hypocrite?

Les Leopold | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Les Leopold

The New York area has 13.8 percent of all the Jews in the world, and accounts for 31 percent of all the Jews in the U.S. So when speaking of New York values that "everyone understand" the odds are high that "everyone understands" that New York is very Jewish.

50 Years After MLK the Median White Family is Worth 70 Times That of an African American Family

Antonio Moore | Posted 01.18.2017 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy this year, we must do so with an understanding that the current state of African American economics is not one that he envisioned when he spoke to the great possibility of America before his death.

India's Lit Up Border Can Be Seen From Space -- But 237 Million Lack Electricity

Adil Najam | Posted 12.30.2016 | World
Adil Najam

This photograph is a nighttime panorama that shows one of the few -- possibly only -- major international borders on Earth that can be seen at night from space. Cool? No, not cool. Not at all. Here's why.

Changing America's Culture of Greed

John W. Traphagan | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
John W. Traphagan

Every vote for a candidate from the right in the current political climate is a vote for more of the same -- extreme wealth and power concentrated in the hands of a very small segment of the population.

Has the Time Come for Democratization of the Economy?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

A study released at the beginning of December by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) reported that America's 20 wealthiest individuals own more wea...

The Science Behind Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Scott Santens | Posted 12.21.2016 | Science
Scott Santens

Studies show that as a person grows in wealth, they lose empathy for their fellow man. This is also directly tied in with inequality, because as someone climbs a curve exhibiting exponential growth, that person will have exponentially fewer peers.

Poverty Remains the Arch Enemy in China

Fu Ying | Posted 12.20.2016 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- With the Chinese poverty line defined as $360 in annual income, there are still 70.17 million people living below that threshold -- a number larger than Great Britain's total population.

How Economics and Race Drive America's Great Divide

Lynn Parramore | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

In the America of haves and have-nots, fewer folks are "movin' on up" like George Jefferson of the classic sitcom. In a new paper for the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Peter Temin, MIT economist and economic historian, breaks down how it happened.

What George Will Doesn't Understand About Bernie Sanders

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Christian Chiakulas

George Will is just one of the first in what will surely become a long line of fear mongering opportunists taking advantage of the ignorance of the American public and what amounts to a harmless confusion of ideological names.

Dear Philippines: Fighting Inequality Is the Mission of Our Time

Jan Albert Suing | Posted 10.15.2016 | World
Jan Albert Suing

The Philippines is not a stranger to the issue of socio-economic inequality. A study by a research and advisory firm in 2011 revealed that the gap between the rich and poor is widest in the Philippines as compared with other Southeast Asian nations.

Wealth Gap Widens Along Race Lines

MoneyTips | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

Using data from the Survey of Consumer Finances conducted by the Federal Reserve, researchers have shown that the median net worth of white households has risen slightly while those of black and Hispanic households have fallen dramatically.