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From academics to activists, thoughtful people worldwide are focusing their attention on economic inequality as never before.

A Business Case for Greater Equality

February 13, 2011 /


The Nordic Way: Shared norms for the new reality. A report prepared for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 2011. President Obama has opened 2011 preaching a new gospel:...

Debating Wealth’s Concentration

February 13, 2011 /


Most observers would likely rank the UK-based Economist as the world's most influential business news magazine. Week in and week out, the Economist offers perspectives that shape how corporate movers...

Ratcheting Up the Racial Divide

February 13, 2011 /


The United States, by some benchmarks, has made phenomenal racial progress over the years. In polite white company, for instance, no politico today would ever dare mutter the “N” word....

A Trade Union Push for Pay Caps

December 7, 2010 /


Executive pay Down Under is rising at an even faster rate that U.S. top exec pay, details a new Australian Council of Trade Unions report. Australia's trade unions are calling...

A Tax-the-Rich Lesson Finally Goes Public

December 6, 2010 /

by Sam Pizzigati

The National Archives in Washington, D.C. has just released a once-secret report that helps us understand how incredibly much today's tax structure coddle the wealthiest among us. By Sam Pizzigati...

Resurrect the Estate Tax

November 18, 2010 /

by Chuck Collins

Dan Duncan died at the end of March. The Houston gas pipeline mogul left behind a spouse, four children, four grandkids, and a fortune worth $9 billion. Duncan, a prominent...

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