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It’s Morning Again in America or Is It?

The low- and middle-income families hurt most by the Great Recession are continuing to receive the least benefit from our recovering economy. So what will it take to ensure this disaster never happens again?

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Inequality: A Matter of Conflict?

Any effort to reduce inequality must deal with the fact that inequality is a matter of conflict between the 99 percent and the 1 percent. We must address the deeper processes that permit the 1 percent to win.

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Our Grand Fortunes, Our Grand Waste

Good things trickle down, cheerleaders for privilege insist, when wealth concentrates. In real life, notes economist Robert Frank, inequality makes things worse even for its ostensible beneficiaries.

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The Privatization of Chicago

Chicago is becoming a symbol of a nation crippled by the idea that the “public good” rates as an un-American notion. Other cities and states have fought privatization. Will Chicago be able to learn from them?

Poverty or Inequality: Does It Matter?

Reducing inequality confronts more basic vested interests than does reducing poverty. That makes the language of inequality much more disruptive to the status quo — which is exactly why we should use it.

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Generating Environmental Inequality

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is pushing a new proposal containing no environmental protections mainly for low-income, minority communities. Enter environmental inequality.

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Beyond Raising the Minimum Wage

In the ongoing struggle for worker justice, perhaps we should resurrect a once prominent, 19th-century vision of the importance of civic participation, leisure, and rest for all working people.

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Cuomo’s Vision: The Path Not Taken

In the 1980s, two political paths diverged in America. We chose the easier, the one that asked less of us. The late Mario Cuomo’s political vision is a reminder of the path America didn’t choose.

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Some ‘Old’ News for a Newly Elected Congress

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has just released its latest appraisal of America’s income breakdown. Whatever yardstick you use, the CBO shows, the rich are winning. But that hasn’t stopped conservatives from arguing that the nation’s affluent remain oppressed victims.

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A Forgotten Lesson: It’s the Economy, Stupid

In 1992, James Carville famously coined the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid!” More than 20 years later, inequality has worsened to an unprecedented degree, but progressives fighting to end inequality have forgotten Carville’s lesson and, in the process, the most potent argument of all.

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