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The Ownership Society: An Alternative to the Minimum Wage

The Ownership Society: An Alternative to the Minimum Wage
The global economy, as well as the national economy, will continue to bifurcate into a rich/tech track and a poor/non-tech track due to continual technological invention and innovation that will destroy and/or replace old non-tech jobs. Whether or not raising the minimum wage is harmful ... Read more

Capitalism Vs. Democracy

Capitalism Vs. Democracy
Thomas Piketty’s new book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,”described by one French newspaper as a “a political and theoretical bulldozer,” defies left and right orthodoxy by arguing that worsening inequality is an inevitable outcome of free market capitalism. Piketty, a professor at the Paris School of Economics, ... Read more

Exposing the Davos Class

Exposing the Davos Class
The Transnational Institute has released their third annual State of Power report. Combining a sophisticated analysis of how the principal power-brokers – the “Davos class” – have caused economic, social, and ecological upheaval worldwide. In addition to the essays linked below, they have included attractive, shareable ... Read more

Poll: United We Stand on Wealth Gap

Poll: United We Stand on Wealth Gap
As the president delivers the televised address Tuesday, he'll be speaking to a country filled with people who are cautiously optimistic that the economy is improving but not at all sure its benefits are going to reach them. Indeed, at a time when Republicans and Democrats disagree about almost everything, on ... Read more

Obama’s First State of the Union a Source of Regret

Obama’s First State of the Union a Source of Regret
On Jan. 27, 2010, Obama appeared before Congress for his first State of the Union and declared that the time for moderate austerity had arrived. It would prove to be a seminal moment for his presidency -- setting the stage for years of debate over the deficit and debt reduction -- and it would ... Read more

Inequality Data & Statistics

Inequality.org   Inequality data and statistics give us an important incite into the state of our economy and the health of our society. In this section, we offer quick takes on economic inequality, as categorized in five key areas: income, wealth, global, health, and racial. In each category, we chart some ... Read more