Shifting power from countries to corporations in trade negotiations hurts both people and the planet. Will the president’s trade agenda put workers’ rights ahead of profit and plunder?
Your wealth isn’t going to save you from the social collapse you fear. Your only real solution: Bring your wealth home and invest in community resilience to ensure the survival of all.
The data is in: Shared growth, not top-heavy growth, helps the poor. The real income of the bottom 50 percent in America declined by 1 percent between 1978 and 2015, amid a growing U.S. economy.
A veteran executive compensation analyst provides some valuable ammunition for shareholder activists fighting to crack down on America’s excessive executive pay.
The newly created Resist365 is taking aim at the inequality-expanding agenda of the new Trump administration — and in the process inspiring a new generation of progressive leadership.
Ignore all the hyping about Dow 20,000 and other market gyrations. Only the affluent are really benefiting from rising share prices. About 40 percent of all stock belongs to the top 1 percent.
Infrastructure spending should benefit the public good, but Donald Trump’s approach to fixing our roads and bridges benefits wealthy private interests at the expense of the rest of us.
A Connecticut state legislator explains why she’s fighting for fair taxation of hedge fund managers. Her proposed new legislation, part of a regional effort, would ax the notorious carried interest loophole.
An arm of the British agency supposedly devoted to development has invested in luxury hotels and gated communities, all the while funneling profits into the pockets of top executives.
After years of red tape, a homeowner realized the Treasury nominee’s bank was bent on foreclosing on her home.
African-Americans have saved significantly less for retirement than whites, a disparity that reflects the ongoing systemic disadvantages many black wage earners in the United States face.
The banking giant OneWest, under the lucrative management of Donald Trump’s treasury secretary nominee, turned this Nevada homeowner’s American Dream into a nightmare.
Never mind the White House. What many black people still long for is any house at all. More than half of African Americans don’t own their own homes. Federal policies help explain why.
With political and business elites gathering for their annual retreat in Davos, a coalition of international groups is launching a series of efforts to battle the great economic divides these elites foster.
Those who defend extreme inequality by arguing against complete equality are trying to divert our attention from the questions that matter. The New York Times has just handed us another prime example.
Billionaire philanthropists are combining outsized political contributions with the glow of their reputations as selfless doers-of-good. They have the wherewithal to hammer away at pet policies ad infinitum.
Expanding, not cutting, the social safety net remains the key to creating a more just and peaceful society. But safety nets, the evidence shows clearly, wither in deeply unequal nations.
A new Institute for Policy Studies report reveals a wide divide in retirement assets between America’s top CEOs and average Americans. Chalk that gap up to rules rigged against workers.
Sam Polk had a cushy hedge fund job worth potentially hundreds millions of dollars. His new book outlines his rags-to-riches climb — and what happened next.
Activists are pushing for affordable housing in a city where prices have spiked for various reasons, including foreign residents buying luxury second homes.
For students demanding access to higher education, the inequalities created by the country’s Apartheid past are always present. They’re battling a state they see as “near-kleptocratic.”
What does the Trump presidency mean for equality before the law? Those who have opposed Trump this past year need to address the structural inequality responsible for his victory.
A sprightly new play from veteran labor leader Gene Bruskin tells an entertaining tale of solidarity that one wag has dubbed “Norma Rae meets Sweeney Todd meets Bertolt Brecht.”
If Congress takes up tax reform in early 2017, the White House will push cuts that would benefit the wealthy, including the president-elect himself and his family members.
Maine raised both the minimum wage and taxes on the wealthy to fund education. Maine People’s Alliance’s Ben Chin explains how the state scored progressive victories despite a national shift rightward.
Our picks for your holiday movie-viewing pleasure: an assortment of recent and classic comedies, documentaries, dramas, and science-fiction on our economic divide.
A proposed international agreement on trade in services would encourage further financial deregulation while undercutting labor and consumer protections.
New report shows philanthropy mirrors our growing inequality. As wealth concentrates in fewer hands, so does philanthropic giving and power, posing considerable risks to our democracy.
A bipartisan coalition’s Election Day victory on predatory lending in the conservative state of South Dakota offers progressives in the rest of the nation valuable lessons in a bleak political environment.
Learning the lessons from this year’s progressive ballot initiative victories — and lessons from the first Gilded Age — will help us move forward and overcome our great divides.
In the wake of the phony account scandal, progressives are mobilizing to move public money out of the Wall Street banking giant. Christina Livington, a campaign leader, explains how.
Any solution to the vast national divide the 2016 election has left plain needs to begin with a correct diagnosis. The data, for instance, show that Trump supporters have higher-than-average incomes.
Top executives in the U.S. financial sector have been spending an incredible $2.3 million a day to stall and deep-six needed reforms. And those dollars, unfortunately, are having a real political impact.
The World Bank’s business climate report card uses flimsy arguments to promote deregulation as a means of reducing inequality.
In a tale of people power over corporate power, a tribunal has ruled against a global company in a case over mining rights. Now we need to block trade deals that allow these “investor-state” lawsuits.
Wealthy NBA, NFL, and rap stars get plenty of national attention. But the overall actual wealth of African Americans barely registers, hidden behind a thick decadent veil of black celebrity.
The Portland City Council in Oregon is considering a landmark pay-ratio proposal that would place the first-ever surtax on companies with wide gaps between their CEO and worker pay.
Veteran tax reformer Bob McIntyre brings a historical perspective to the Trump tax-dodging scandal — and rates the best and worst American presidents on tax fairness.
A new study outlines the negative impacts of contracting public services to private companies, everything from rising rates for consumers to wage cuts for workers.
It’s tempting to celebrate new data on rising U.S. incomes, but our racial wage, wealth, and opportunity gaps leave a great deal yet to do. Forty-three million people still live in poverty.