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Tag: Economic Inequality


Insensitivity to Inequality Among Women Played a Crucial Role in Clinton’s Defeat

“[P]rofessional-class women, who have reaped a disproportionate share of feminism’s gains, have dominated the feminist movement, and the social distance between them and their less privileged sisters is wide and growing wider,” writes Kathleen Geier at The Nation.

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Minority-Led ‘Fed Up’ Coalition Challenges Federal Reserve Officials

Black and Latino working-class activists attempted to hold leading U.S. economic policymakers accountable to communities of color by posing tough questions to 10 Federal Reserve presidents and governors at the institution’s annual Jackson Hole Policy Symposium.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 READ MORE



The Half-Life of Deindustrialization: Why Donald Trump Is Just A Symptom

After plants closed, the economic, social and psychological effects continued for decades and across generations.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 READ MORE



Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Their Tax Returns

Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein released their personal tax returns this week, putting pressure on rivals Gary Johnson and Donald Trump to release theirs.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE



The Donald Trump Story You’re Not Hearing About

Questions linger about the candidate’s alleged mob ties. So where is pack journalism when we need it?

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE



America’s New Working Class Demands Respect

As a general laborer for Coca-Cola put it, “We’re making them billions of dollars. Why are we being treated like something you step on in the grass?”

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders’ Opposition to Trade Agreements Offers Strong Policy Advantage Over Hillary Clinton

Show us the income equality. Bernie Sanders’ economic message worked in Michigan and is resonating with blue-collar workers across America.

Posted on Mar 12, 2016 READ MORE



The Nation Magazine Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

“Bernie Sanders and his supporters are bending the arc of history toward justice,” write the magazine’s editors. “We believe such a revolution is not only possible but necessary—and that’s why we’re endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.”

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 READ MORE



Terrorism, Immigration and Islam: Fear Is the GOP’s Trump Card

The importance of who gets to set the agenda in the presidential race was brought home by a new poll released this week. Concerns related to race, immigration and attitudes toward Islam divide the country deeply. That’s the agenda the Republicans want to be paramount.

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Bernie Sanders Hires a Black Woman as Press Secretary

Amid a spate of confrontations initiated by Black Lives Matter protesters over the presidential candidate’s supposed inattentiveness to the plight of black Americans, the Vermont senator has recruited Symone Sanders to his campaign staff.

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A Historian Weighs In on Racism and Economic Inequality

What were “slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow, and urban apartheid if not extreme forms of economic inequality?” Seth Ackerman asks in the magazine Jacobin.

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Ebola, Wall Street, Midterms and Freezing Eggs

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss President Obama’s appointment of an Ebola czar, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s concern over economic inequality in the U.S., Silicon Valley’s egg-freezing employee benefits and the outlook for both parties in the upcoming election.

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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The Resilient Minority Wage Gap

At the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” almost 50 years ago, black leaders called for “decent housing, adequate and integrated education, a federal jobs program for full employment, and a national minimum wage of more than $13 an hour in today’s dollars.” Greg Kaufmann at The Nation tells us how far we’ve failed to come.

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Study: Tax Cuts for Rich Not Path to Economic Growth

Contrary to what conservatives have been pushing, reducing taxes for the wealthiest Americans will not grow the economy. However, according to a new study by the Congressional Research Service, it does help to create income inequality.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 READ MORE



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The .0000063% Election

At a time when it’s become cliché to say Occupy Wall Street has changed the nation’s political conversation, electoral politics and the 2012 presidential election have become almost exclusively defined by the 1%. Or, to be more precise, the .0000063%.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 READ MORE


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Let’s Talk About Inequality, Baby

Occupy has opened up the conversation about economic inequality in the U.S.; UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi has had her hand in more than just the UC system; and a woman says she had an affair with Herman Cain for more than a decade. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 READ MORE


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