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

Plutocracy with a Philanthropic Face

September 10, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati

Not all plutocrats scheme in the shadows like the rabidly right-wing Koch brothers. We need to learn how to recognize plutocracy's more subtle putches. The best primer? The battle over...

Corporations Fracking US Tax Code

August 31, 2011 /

by Chuck Collins

CEOs Get Massive Rewards for Dodging Corporate Taxes As the Super Congress eyes trillions in budget cuts that will undermine the quality of life for most Americans, here's a stunning...

Understanding Our National Empathy Deficit

August 11, 2011 /


The life experiences of the wealthy, new psychological research suggests, leaves the rich less compassionate and altruistic than people of more modest means. Patriotism, as Samuel Johnson suggested long ago,...

Endless Political Paralysis: The New Normal?

August 7, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati

The American political system isn't working for average Americans anymore. Don't blame the Tea Party, new research suggests. Blame inequality. In a sensible republic, democratically elected leaders come together in...

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