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Bob Lord: Black America’s Vanishing Wealth Is Bad For All Americans

The racial wealth divide gives billionaires more power over all of us. The answer? Reparations.

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

John Atcheson: A Tragedy in Three Parts — Corporations, Coups, and Crazies

The silent coup and the roots of corporate tyranny. Nearly 40 years ago, in his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan said, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution … Continue reading

November 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Paul Buchheit: How Inequality Is Killing Off Humanity

The super-rich are making it nearly impossible to reverse the deadly effects of an unnaturally unequal society, in part because they’re no longer connected to the world beyond their estates. … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Paul Buchheit: Trying to Explain the Disdain for Poor Americans

Americans with wealth and power don’t generally care about the middle and lower classes. Even worse, they are doing real damage to the people they don’t care about. But why? … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Sam Pizzigati: The Peasants Still Have Their Pitchforks

Americans want what 21st century politics has so far not delivered: real options for challenging concentrated wealth. What can we expect Congress to do about America’s staggeringly top-heavy concentration of … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: How the Pentagon is Bracing for Societal Collapse

Abby Martin interviews Dr. Nafeez Ahmed about a recent article he wrote for The Guardian concerning the Pentagon’s multimillion dollar project to study peaceful protest movements and prepare for the … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

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