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

The Hazards in Our Fairytale Marketplace

April 25, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati

We’ve come to expect, here early in the 21st century, that business will abuse workers, at every opportunity. We’ve watched corporate leaders downsize and outsource, slash benefits, raid pension funds,...

Our Trickle-Down Achievement Gap

April 18, 2011 /


Growing economic inequality, new research details, is translating into an ever greater achievement gap in America's classrooms. His vitally important central finding: That achievement gap most certainly — and most...

Executive Pay Excess: A New Battlefront

April 17, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati

Taxpayers, once again this year, are subsidizing over-the-top CEO pay by the billions. But now on the table: a promising new proposal that encourages corporations to share that excess —...

A Time When Government Never Shut Down

April 11, 2011 /


Did America’s rich 50 years ago live on a different planet? Or reside in some parallel universe? Taxing today’s rich could, of course, help fill these budget shortfalls and avoid...

How Inequality Quite Literally Kills

April 3, 2011 /


Why do we have murders? The “police procedurals” that dominate prime-time TV almost invariably end up blaming deranged delinquents. But the global academic “near consensus,” notes the just-released first Research...

A New Record Hedge Fund Windfall

April 1, 2011 /


The hedge fund industry’s trade journal has just released its annual figures for hedge fund manager earnings. The big winner for 2010: John Paulson. His winnings: the biggest ever, an...

U.S. Wealth: A Second Opinion

April 1, 2011 /


The dust has now settled from the 2008 financial crash. The money, too. The question of the day: In whose pockets? Two sets of researchers have offered answers to that...

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