By pulling a little more compensation out of his employer for himself and his colleagues via a petition, Prater showed that deliberate, collective action still can help working people.
Unless you earn enough to be able to begin to accumulate wealth, you can't get ahead. That's why kids from low-income families start out in life at a huge disadvantage -- especially children of color.
Before the historic leak, the issue of extreme global income inequality was mostly just a concept. Now it has names and faces.
America’s 21st-century "exceptions" appear as dubious distinctions: gun violence, carbon emissions, mass incarceration, wealth inequality, racial disparities, capital punishment, child poverty and military spending.
The Republican presidential candidate reversed his position on wages shortly after Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders suggested he could win over Trump’s supporters and criticized Trump for saying low wages are necessary.
These 400 billionaires are wealthier than 190 million of their fellow Americans.
The disparities in wealth that we term "income inequality" happened by design, writes social critic Stephen Thrasher. And “they can’t be fixed by fiddling at the edges of our current economic system.”
A new report reveals that the real wealth gap in America is not between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, but between the .0001 percent and everybody else.
Recent news about Amazon has focused on the abusive conditions that prevail in the company's headquarters in Seattle. A “more comprehensive indictment,” writes a lifelong resident of the city, would “describe its effect on” the city, “which used to be a great place to live."