What message do our media outlets send when they relentlessly publicize simple tallies of gold medals won — and ignore the vast differences in national wealth that shape who actually wins medals?
Climate disruption and inequality are inextricably linked. Climate solutions must be, too. A carbon tax could help move wealth from people at the carbon-intensive top to less polluting households.
A new report explores the stark history of the racial wealth divide in the United States and the public policies — both historical and current — that contribute so powerfully to it.
America’s racial wealth gap reflects policies designed to widen the economic chasm between white households and households of color and between the wealthy and everyone else.
As proposals for universal basic income gain increasing prominence worldwide, it’s worth asking ourselves if the benefits outweigh the costs to alleviate extreme poverty.
How a black youth-led organization aims to cut the profit flow from mass incarceration into the pockets of the wealthy and the multi-billion dollar security industry.
Like labor unions, neighborhood unions could help residents bargain collectively for affordable housing and local business protections to prevent increased inequality.
If we had an Olympics for life expectancy, our deeply unequal United States wouldn’t make it out of the early heats. Back in the 1950s, by contrast, the United States would have registered gold after gold.
A Bernie-inspired political revolutionary on the streets in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention talks about wealth, opportunity, and the importance of making global connections.
What should Hillary Clinton say – and do – about economic inequality? Journalist and activist James Lardner, a veteran chronicler of America’s unequal scene, has some thoughts.
New door-knocking is upending the conventional wisdom about white working-class voters. They’re not united behind Trump’s willingness to blame their plight on marginalized groups.
A lawyer-activist reflects on the significance of having both the Democratic and Republican Party platforms echoing the Occupy Wall Street call for reinstating the New Deal-era Glass-Steagall Act.
By demanding more instead of accepting less, and aligning campaigns against the billionaires at the top, labor can inspire and organize a movement dedicated to redistributing wealth and power.
African American and Latino households in the United States still haven’t recovered economically to pre-Great Recession levels, still another sign of the growing racial wealth divide.
Should we let “entrepreneurs” get rich locking up kids? Not with my child, says Louisiana criminal justice activist Grace Bauer-Lubow, not with any child. She’s fighting to stop prison privatization.
Rising progressive star Ben Chin, the political director of the feisty Maine People’s Alliance, has some important lessons to share with activists working for a more equal America.
With global airlines registering record profits, unions around the world have formed a new organization to fight the airline industry’s cost-cutting culture and gain justice for airport workers.
A proposal to crack down on predatory lending in the United States has sparked a showdown between the lucrative payday loan industry and activists fighting to end the debt trap.
Hillary Clinton should respond to the British crisis by moving beyond critical rhetoric and adopting serious remedies that tackle neoliberalism’s legacy of inequality, economic insecurity, and loss of hope.
Despite disappointing election results, Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias has had an impact on his country’s political landscape and vows to continue to fight to reverse extreme inequality.
The head of international relations at the British labor federation explains the implications for workers of leaving the European Union.
Sharing the wealth, this open-minded entrepreneur has found, helps make business enterprises more effective. So why not have government contracts do more to encourage that sharing?
In the nation’s capital, restaurant employees have been left out of a newly cut City Council $15 minimum wage deal. They’re now continuing the fight for one fair wage for all workers.
We need to keep in mind the tangible and ever-present economic consequences of membership in a disfavored minority, all of which almost always lead to far greater economic insecurity.
A discussion on the creative resistance of John Sellers, co-founder of the Other 98%, an innovative group working to animate and sustain outrage around economic injustice and climate change.
A prominent Filipino activist and political leader reflects on the history of global inequality trends and how to take power back from today’s hyper-rich.
Author of new book, From Here to Prosperity, Tom Burgess explains how to reduce wealth inequality by shifting to a more fair tax code.
The international campaign for taxes on financial speculation stands on the brink of a European milestone that could boost momentum for taxing financial transactions in the United States.
For New York City AIDS activist Bobby Tolbert, drug profiteering and tax dodging by financial elites violate basic American values. That’s why he’s backing the new Take on Wall Street campaign.
Underfunding the IRS helps the very wealthy at the expense of the middle and working class. We now have a $458 billion annual gap between how much mostly rich taxpayers owe and how much they actually pay.
A new report shows black families struggling to gain access amid the illusion of racial equity we see on television. The share of black households in poverty has hardly dipped since 1976.
Activists are demanding accessible, affordable financial services through the postal system as part of a broader campaign to rein in Wall Street. And millennials appear to be eager for that prospect.
The system is trying to squeeze you harder than any generation before you. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Ending millionaire tax breaks could change the face of America.
Stock buybacks have made execs like Pfizer CEO Ian Read fabulously rich. Bringing Big Pharma’s buybacks under control would be an obvious way of making health care more affordable.
A prominent shareholder activist is fed up with money manager BlackRock over the firm’s practice of rubberstamping obscenely large executive compensation packages.
A new UNICEF report has the United States, still the world’s richest nation, lagging behind countries like Turkey and Slovakia on efforts to significantly reduce childhood deprivation.
A veteran lineman reports from the picket line on the telecom workers’ stand against corporate greed. What can’t the Verizon CEO, he wonders, make do on just $25,000 per day?
To narrow the vast economic gaps that divide us, we can’t just tax billionaire paychecks. We need to begin seriously taxing the enormous wealth billionaires have already amassed.
America’s wealth concentration has increased tenfold since Bill Clinton first ran for president. In twenty years will it grow tenfold again? Maybe, but we still have time to make our future appreciably more equal.
At a surreal meeting in Bermuda, the AFL-CIO got 40 percent of Lazard shareholders to support a ban on “golden parachutes” for bank executives who go to work for financial regulators.