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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

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

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

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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