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.
Rather than philanthropy, let’s pay hardworking folks a living wage. The Waltons, Kochs, and other wealthy elites won’t miss a meal by doing so — and we can stop relying so much on their charity.
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.
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.
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.
The British epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett changed how the world thinks about economic inequality with their landmark 2009 bestseller. Now they have a new book in the offing.
Though several members of Congress lauded the 2015 Congressional spending bill as reassuring evidence of bipartisan cooperation, the bill was actually just a holiday giveaway to the 1 percent.
The corporatization of the university undermines the historic role of college as a site of political protest. The rise of adjunct professors accelerates this trend since they are less likely to encourage protest.
Billions of taxpayer dollars are now going to corporations busy stuffing the pockets of America’s billionaires. The eleven richest Americans have all received government subsidies, details a new report.
This year’s all-stars of avarice range in age from thirty-somethings to nearly octogenarian status. They’re all doing their best to keep our world a staggeringly unequal place.