If the minimum wage had increased as much as Wall Street bonuses since 1985, it would be worth $61.75 today.
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The recommendations would reduce inequality by setting high-road standards for federal contractors, closing tax loopholes for the rich, canceling student debt, cracking down on price-gougers, and building worker power.
Our wealthiest give away only a fraction of what they could easily afford to give.
Enterprises that tolerate huge pay gaps “succeed” not by empowering employees, but by building and wielding monopoly power.
While other EU countries have been increasing transparency and cracking down on kleptocratic capital, the U.S. is a laggard.
The U.S. senator who chairs the GOP Senate campaign effort wants America’s poorest to pay up more at tax time.
The legislation gets rid of a manufactured financial burden that has threatened the ability of USPS to provide good jobs and universal service.