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George Monbiot: Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations

The young people taking to the streets for the climate strike are right: their future is being stolen. The economy is an environmental pyramid scheme, dumping its liabilities on the young and the unborn. Its current growth depends on intergenerational theft.

March 18, 2019 · 3 Comments

Julia Conley: As Public Shouts Approval for Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Tax Rate for Ultra-Rich, Elites at Davos Admit: “It’s Scary”

“It’s wild that some people are more scared of a marginal tax rate than the fact that 40 percent of Americans struggle to pay for at least one basic need, … Continue reading

January 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

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

Paul Buchheit: America’s Children Face Income Inequality Unseen in Generations

Greater equality of wealth and opportunity can only be achieved through progressive policies, now and in 2020.  The Inequality to be Suffered by Our Children  The fortunate ones will not … Continue reading

December 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

RoseAnn DeMoro: Time to Break the Class Ceiling — Elect Bernie Sanders

Let’s make history. The 2016 election offers a rare moment to crack a barrier that can truly transform our nation – the opportunity to shatter the Class Ceiling. As an … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Standard & Poor: How Increasing Income Inequality Is Dampening U.S. Economic Growth

The topic of income inequality and its effects has been the subject of countless analysis stretching back generations and crossing geopolitical boundaries. Despite the tendency to speak about this issue … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

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