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Do Republicans Really Care About Inequality?

They have been saying that they do.  John Stoehr argues that they don’t. All one needs to do to see the difference between what Republicans are saying and Republicans are doing is to look at the current session of Congress. The very first item on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (Ky.) to-do list was passing […]

Mona Chalabi puts together some simple information and comes up a disturbing conclusion. Eighty people hold the same amount of wealth as the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people, according to an analysis just released from Oxfam. The report from the global anti-poverty organization finds that since 2009, the wealth of those 80 richest has doubled […]

Oh, To Be In The Top 0.1%

It is the time of year to remember the neediest.  It is getting easier to do so, because there are many more needy.  The chart above comes from a paper by Emmanual Saez and Gabriel Zucman: The authors compared the share of wealth held by the bottom 90% of families with that of those at […]

The new Chair of the Federal Reserve gave the kind of speech that few of her predecessors would have offered. On Friday, Janet Yellen presented a thorough speech outlining the inherent problems income inequality presents to the American ideology, proving once again she is committed to using her role as Federal Reserve chair to tackle […]

Income Inequality In Pictures

In case you thought income inequality wasn’t a problem, here are two eye-opening charts. and Now read this:47% Spent All Their Income On Expenses (Feb 2, 2015) Obama Doing His Part On Inequality (Jan 30, 2015) How The Economic Recovery Still Favors The Rich (Jan 28, 2015) GOP Strategist On Romney: You Can’t Own Car […]

It is tempting to blame capitalism for inequality. But it is not just the market that has lead us to a state where the difference between the wealthy and the rest has grown. Joseph Stiglitz explains: Ideology and interests combined nefariously. Some drew the wrong lesson from the collapse of the Soviet system. The pendulum […]

Clue: it sure as heck is neither David nor Charles Koch! I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will […]

President Obama will sign an executive order that forbids federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of gender identity or sexual preference. The executive order would expand existing rules for federal contractors that forbid discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. There is currently no federal law that forbids anti-LGBT […]

Judge Richard Kopf, serving on a Federal bench in Nebraska, must feel he has good advice for the little ladies. Kopf’s comments were a reaction to a Slate piece by Amanda Hess entitled “Female Lawyers Who Dress Too ‘Sexy’ Are Apparently a ‘Huge Problem’ in the Courtroom.” Judge Kopf’s piece has the more provocative title […]

Not paying women the same as men is a form of abuse, and comparable to racial discrimination, said Jimmy Carer on MSNBC. …Carter discussed the discrimination behind the Republican refusal to support equal pay during his full interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. Now read this:Half a Million People Generously Agree To Ogle Hot Stretch Mark […]

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