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Middle Class Squeeze

Our Grand Fortunes, Our Grand Waste

February 8, 2015 /

by Sam Pizzigati

Good things trickle down from the top, cheerleaders for privilege insist, when wealth concentrates. In real life, suggests economist Robert Frank, inequality makes things worse even for its ostensible beneficiaries.

Poverty or Inequality: Does It Matter?

January 28, 2015 /

by Peter Marcuse

Does it really matter whether we say “inequality,” “poverty,” or something else? By Peter Marcuse [caption id="attachment_8046" align="alignright" width="290"] If inequality rather than poverty is the focus, we are required to focus...

400 Reasons Our Lives Feel Squeezed

November 29, 2014 /


America’s 400 richest are collecting far more of the nation’s income than they did two generations ago — and paying Uncle Sam far less. To fudge these facts, pals of...

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