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

The Unfair Distribution of Workplace Rewards

August 5, 2011 /


The private sector's declining union presence, two top sociologists contend, explains a major chunk of America's growing wage inequality. In the 1950s, Sears Roebuck, a nonunion employer, dominated the American...

Remembering a Patriot Not Yet in the Pantheon

July 4, 2011 /


A decade into a staggeringly unequal 21st century United States, historians have rediscovered a long-forgotten Revolutionary War hero who stirred men’s souls with a remarkably far-sighted egalitarian vision. George Washington....

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