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Frances Moore Lappé: What Could the French “Yellow Vests” Teach Us about Ourselves?

For the French, equality is a positive value; whereas here at home calls for greater equality are fought by evoking fear of creeping “communism” and—with racist undertones—the coddling of the … Continue reading

January 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jeremy Slevin: The UN Just Published a Scathing Indictment of US Poverty

UN special rapporteur Philip Alston. (Photo credit TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images) “The $1.5 trillion in tax cuts in December 2017 overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy and worsened inequality.” The United Nations has … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · 3 Comments

Marc Jampole: How the wealthy are taking over the United States

We’re witnessing a putsch by the wealthy against the government of the United States. Since the publication of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century, the mainstream news media has … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

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