A demolition of the latest high-profile case for ignoring inequality.
Trade agreements that promote the relocation of U.S. corporations’ factories to nations like China have played a central role in the decline in U.S. worker incomes.
Figures for 2010, the just-released first annual Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality report notes, show that wealth inequality is running higher than any level recorded in our recent past.
In the 2012 elections, political campaign contributions turned out to be absurdly top heavy. Those contributions basically reduced the campaign to a contest between different parts of the 1 percent.
Eating right and being thin aren’t going to get you out of poverty, let alone make you a millionaire.
The feedback loop that keeps our rich ever richer and the rest of us struggling.
Talking about a “fair shot” for everyone implies that anyone can achieve opportunity if they are properly empowered as individuals to compete. But that’s wildly far from being the case right now.
Some thoughts from America’s toughest federal judge on plutocrats.
Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012. The median net worth: $1,008,767, an increase from the 2011 total.
The president of the African Development Bank explains why deep disparities of income and wealth hurt everyone, rich and poor.