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

‘Tis the Season to Shop Tiffany’s

December 24, 2011 /

by Salvatore Babones


Retail sales are up in the top 1 percent's Plutonomy, but down in the Realonomy where the other 99 percent live. By Salvatore Babones The economy is expanding, the unemployment...

Make the Payroll Tax Cut Permanent

December 20, 2011 /

by Salvatore Babones


A basic principle of modern tax theory is that rich people should pay more as a percent of their income than poor people.  The more income you have, the less...

The Best Case Yet for Ending CEO Pay Excess

November 28, 2011 /

by Inequality.org


An independent British commission has just demolished the defenses that overpaid executives and their flacks have advanced to justify why executives today merit so much more than their counterparts a...

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