Category: Class

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism

Moneyed interests are trumping our public health

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Dean Baker: World’s richest man tries to defend wealth inequality

Gates used classic anti-competitive practices to gain and protect a near monopoly in the market for personal computer operating systems

Josephus Weeks: Ebola didn’t have to kill Thomas Eric Duncan, nephew says

In time, we may learn why my uncle’s initial visit to the hospital was met with such incompetence and insensitivity

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Paul Street: Civil Unrest?

We all need some civil unrest – a lot actually, on a mass scale, each and every day

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Rob Prince: Ebola: A Symptom of Economic Inequality

While the Ebola virus is spreading globally, its impact will mostly felt in the world’s poorer regions

Carlos Salazar: The Assassination of Detroit

We must create a city that, given the choice between a massive for-profit urban farm and housing for families who have lost their homes, chooses the families

Joseph Stiglitz: The Age of Vulnerability

Regardless of how fast GDP grows, an economic system that fails to deliver gains for most of its citizens, and in which a rising share of the population faces increasing insecurity, is, in a fundamental sense, a failed economic system

Pete Dolack: A Bigger Pie Doesn’t Mean You Are Getting A Slice

Industrialists and financiers fight over which gets the bigger piece of the pie, but they agree they deserve the whole pie

Jill Treanor: Richest 1% of people own nearly half of global wealth

Credit Suisse study shows inequality accelerating, with NGOs saying it shows economic recovery ‘skewed towards wealthy’

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Marina Sitrin: Societies in Movement – Preventing Evictions

Movements around the world are fighting for the right to housing, and challenging private property and banks

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