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Causal Factors


The Rise of the Underground Economy

July 16, 2015 /

by Claire Goldstene


The decline of unions precipitated the rise of the underground economy. By Claire Goldstene  In 2014, slightly over 11 percent of American workers were union members, as compared to 20...

Are U.S. Charter Schools Fraudulent?

July 9, 2015 /

by Paul Buchheit


Charter schools are riddled with fraud and marked by a lack of transparency that leads to even more fraud. By Paul Buchheit [caption id="attachment_9258" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: LA Times[/caption] In...

Snake Oil Won’t Cure Inequality

June 25, 2015 /

by Jim Hightower


The GOP's 2016 contenders talk a good game about the wealth gap while making it even bigger. At last, America’s political leaders now feel the pain of the poor and...

Is Political Inequality the Worst Kind?

June 11, 2015 /

by Sheila Kennedy


The most pernicious form of inequality—political inequality—is one of the least discussed. By Sheila Suess Kennedy [caption id="attachment_9133" align="alignright" width="300"] Strict voter ID laws are erecting unnecessary barriers to the...

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