(Inequality.org) – Trying to keep up with the stunningly inappropriate — and worse — remarks of Donald Trump can sometimes seem a full-time job. Just this past week, for instance, we’ve seen the president seem to encourage voters in North Carolina to vote twice, once by mail and once by person, a felony under state […]
(Inequality.org) – America’s dirtiest three-letter word may now be “CEO,” and our ongoing economic meltdown is only making that tag even dirtier. Chef executives the nation over have spent this past spring scheming to keep their pockets stuffed while their workers suffer wage cuts, layoffs, and even death by Covid-19. Not all CEOs, of course. […]
By Sam Pizzigati and Sarah Anderson | – ( Otherwords.org) – Powerful interests used the Great Recession to hardwire more inequality into our system. This time, let’s do the opposite. By Sarah Anderson, Sam Pizzigati | March 17, 2020 We all have to come together. We need to help each other. We don’t have time […]
( Inequality.org) – Earlier this month, still another one-day-wonder of a Twitter storm surfaced and quickly sank in Donald Trump’s America. On January 9, President Trump claimed credit for new figures from the American Cancer Society that show — between 2016 and 2017 — “the sharpest one-year drop in cancer death rate ever recorded.” Almost […]
(Inequality.org) – The hidden burden America’s top-heavy distribution of income and wealth places on people of modest means What nation ranks as the world’s richest? A simple question to answer, right. Well, not so much, suggests the just-released tenth annual Global Wealth Report from the banking giant Credit Suisse. Everything turns out to depend on […]
( Otherwords.org) – Again and again, studies show that the richer wealthy Americans become, the shorter the rest of us live. What do the folks at the U.S. Census Bureau do between the census they run every 10 years? All sorts of annual surveys, on everything from housing costs to retail sales. The most depressing […]
Tie the U.S. corporate tax rate to the ratio between CEO and worker pay
The United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait all just happen to rate among the world’s most unequal nations.
The more industries monopolize, the wider the gap between our richest and everyone else.