( 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.
Americans pay a steep price for not spreading their wealth around as well as other developed countries.
The party’s leaders have been far too cautious in the past. Newer ideas could spark real change in who owns and runs America.
The global reaction to two landmark new reports suggests the world could well lose that confrontation.