The World Bank has chosen an indicator of ‘shared prosperity’ that is both misleading and irresponsible. In a world of rising inequality, the Bank should do a better job of measuring shared prosperity.
If Elizabeth Warren were elected President, what would she say in her inaugural address? Robert Hertz imagines what President Warren’s First Hundred Days might look like.
Like corporate America, the United States Congress is dominated by slash-and-burn conservatives who refuse to invest in critical infrastructure, preferring instead to indulge market ideology.
Reducing inequality solves many of society’s problems, including those of Baltimore and Ferguson. President Obama has not taken on this challenge. Hopefully the next president will.
A new report details how being poor in America has become a crime, punishable by further impoverishment. Here are five troubling trends that show how the government is financially abusing poor people.
We have been led to believe that social programs are bankrupting our nation. But the real threat of entitlements are those demanded by the rich. As they grow richer, they gradually bankrupt us all.
Disproportionate access to the public square and marketplace of ideas means fewer countervailing and contending perspectives. This doesn’t just disadvantage the poor. It hurts us all.
Thanks to a brave young man with a cell phone, we now have proof that a broken tail light can get you killed if you are poor and black in America. It’s a perfect storm of poverty, fear, and social control.
America’s wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children in America has also grown by 60 percent.
Poor women’s health has fallen victim to yet another series of policy decisions, not unlike many of those over the last three decades, that have exacerbated economic inequality in America.