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

How Inequality Corrupts Society

March 29, 2013 /

by Salvatore Babones

Imagine you are a politician facing a tough reelection campaign. You sincerely believe in low taxes for corporations and investors. Your opponent wants to raise taxes on the rich in...

The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery

March 24, 2013 /

by Salvatore Babones

Cyprus is the latest European country to face a budget and banking crisis.  Its deregulated banks have accumulated huge losses and now face imminent bankruptcy. Like the United States government,...

Some Bailouts Taxpayers Seldom Ever Notice

March 23, 2013 /


All across Corporate America, top execs are feathering their own nests at the expense of their employees. The French have a better idea. [caption id="attachment_5194" align="alignright" width="298"] The founder of...

Why Aren’t More of Us Protesting Inequality?

March 17, 2013 /


Egalitarian-minded academics have just subjected one of the central political questions of our time to some rigorous research scrutiny. By Sam Pizzigati [caption id="attachment_5164" align="alignright" width="300"] An Occupy Wall Street...

Once Upon a Time, Corporations Paid Taxes

March 10, 2013 /


The current European revolt against CEO greed, if successful, might leave Corporate Europe looking just like Corporate America — in the 1950s. By Sam Pizzigati [caption id="attachment_5142" align="alignright" width="182"] In...

How Inequality Is Killing the Dinosaurs

March 8, 2013 /

by Salvatore Babones

Rising inequality is killing the dinosaurs - or at least what's left of them. Paleontologists report a boom in illicit dinosaur excavation and smuggling. The most recent case to hit the news was the...

Our First Trillionaire: Only a Matter of Time

March 2, 2013 /


If current trends continue, an individual trillion-dollar fortune in the United States will be surfacing within not much more than a generation. By Bob Lord [caption id="attachment_4745" align="alignright" width="300"] Mexican...

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