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The Rise and Fall of America’s Middle Class

The Rise and Fall of America’s Middle Class

By Jim Hightower | (Otherwords.org) | - - The middle class was built by movements — and can be rebuilt by movements. Ever since 1776, the “common yeoman” — America’s middle class…
The GOP Plot Against America’s 99%

The GOP Plot Against America’s 99%

By Nouriel Roubini | (Project Syndicate) | - - US President Donald Trump, in partnership with congressional Republicans, is pursuing tax cuts that will blow up the fiscal deficit and add to…
We Get Sick, They Get Rich

We Get Sick, They Get Rich

by Sam Pizzigati | ( Inequality.org ) | - - Our ‘free market’ health care system gives CEOs the freedom to squeeze us. Blogging Our Great Divide. Our current health care system…

Why $54 bn for Pentagon won’t fix US Security

By Rajan Menon | ( Tomdispatch.com ) | - - Donald Trump’s supporters believe that his election will end business as usual in Washington. The self-glorifying Trump agrees and indeed his has,…

The Rural-Urban Divide in the US in 6 Charts!

By Brian Thiede, Lillie Greiman, Stephan Weiler, Steven C. Beda, Tessa Conroy | (The Conversation) | - - Editor’s note: We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and…