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

Ratcheting Up the Racial Divide

February 13, 2011 /

by Inequality.org


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 /

by Inequality.org


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...

Planet CEO vs. Planet Worker

November 18, 2010 /

by Chuck Collins


Remember the Great Recession? For most Americans, it's an unforgettable nightmare that lives on. But for the CEO's of some of our nation's biggest companies, it's a distant memory. These...

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