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

To Grow the Realonomy, Tax and Spend

February 9, 2012 /

by Salvatore Babones


Low taxes mean high growth, and a rising tide lifts all boats.  Don't tax the job-creators.  Money trickles down from the rich to the poor. We’ve been hearing arguments like...

Income Maldistribution, Windbags, and Worse

February 5, 2012 /

by Sam Pizzigati


Psychologists have been tracking the phenomenon of 'biased self-perception' for years now. But new research suggests that they've been blaming the wrong social culprit. People quite full of themselves populate...

Outrageous Bonuses for Federal Workers

February 2, 2012 /

by Salvatore Babones


Members of the US House of Representatives -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- seems to think that federal workers are overpaid.  They voted 309-117 to freeze the salaries of federal...

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