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Middle Class Squeeze

Obama, Letterman, and the ‘I’ Word

May 6, 2015 /

by Salvatore Babones

If President Obama really wants upward mobility for poor people, then he should support downward mobility at the top. By Salvatore Babones [caption id="attachment_8944" align="alignright" width="300"] On the Late Show...

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...

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