Category: Class

Bob Lord: The U-Turn that Turned America Staggeringly Unequal

For decades in the mid 20th century, our nation’s grandest private fortunes were becoming less pronounced. And then . . .

Jack Rasmus: The Scourge of Neoliberalism, Part 1: Ideology vs. Historical Practice

The analysis of Neoliberalism to date has produced so many interpretations, often contradictory, that readers remain confused as to what exactly it means

Joseph Stiglitz: It’s time to retire metrics like GDP

The way we assess economic performance and social progress is fundamentally wrong, and the climate crisis has brought these concerns to the fore

Bob Lord: Health Care and ‘Head Taxes’: An Unhealthy Combination

We need to fix the health care system that has Joe Six-Pack paying the same basic tax as Jeff Bezos

Sam Pizzigati: Putting the Brakes on Corporate America’s Inequality Engine

Landmark new legislation before Congress links corporate taxes to the CEO-worker pay divide

Olivia Schwob: The Long History of Debt Cancellation

Moral thinking about debt has fluctuated throughout U.S. history. Today’s calls for cancellation suggest it may be poised for transformation once again

Sarah Anderson: Leading Effort to Tax Huge CEO-Worker Pay Gaps

The House-Senate companion bill addresses corporate America’s extreme disparities, giving firms an incentive to lift up the bottom and bring down the top of their pay scales

Norman Solomon: Biden and Bloomberg Want Uncle Sam to Defer to Uncle Scrooge

The grassroots strengths of the Warren and Sanders campaigns have jolted some key oligarchs into overt action

Theo Wuest: If Money Is Tight, Climate Change Is Your Issue

40 percent of Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency — and more emergencies are coming

Chris Brooks: All General Motors Needs to Close an Auto Plant Is a Thesaurus

Today the United Auto Workers announced that it has dropped its legal effort to save three General Motors plants from closure. It’s sad evidence that even a union contract doesn’t guarantee job security for auto workers.

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