Posts Tagged ‘inequality’

In The Southeast, Climate Change Finds A Landscape Ravaged By Inequality

Above Photo: Getty Images. Meet The Groups Demanding Climate Justice That Fits The Region’s Unique Needs. The southeastern United States sees more billion-dollar disasters than any other region in the country. The region also sees more different kinds of natural disasters than other parts of the country. In 2020, six billion-dollar hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast, […]

How The Federal Reserve Is Increasing Wealth Inequality

Above photo: Wenjia Tang for ProPublica. The Fed’s low-interest-rate policies have stabilized the economy and turbocharged the stock market. But those who don’t own lots of stocks haven’t benefited anywhere near as much as those who do. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Federal Reserve has gotten plenty of kudos for moves that have […]

The IMF And World Bank, Who Pay No Taxes, Are About To Talk About Tax Hikes And Inequality

By Michael Every of Rabobank Koestler-Push Inflation The IMF and World Bank spring meetings are about to kick off, where those who pay no income tax get to talk about tax evasion, tax hikes, inequality, and Building Back Better. US Treasury Secretary Yellen will use the platform to push for a global standardization – upwards […]

Inequality: Women Pay 20,000% More On Average For Their Starbucks Drinks Than Men

Inequality: Women Pay 20,000% More On Average For Their Starbucks Drinks Than Men U.S.—An alarming study released by The New York Times is revealing vast disparities in the prices women pay for coffee versus what men pay for coffee, with women paying an average of 20,000% more for their daily caffeine fix.  “I can’t imagine what […]

Maya Wealth Inequality Was Linked to Despotism, Claims Belize Study

A new study of hundreds of Maya habitations in Belize has revealed a massive wealth gap developed in the Classic Maya period. While it may not come as a surprise to discover that Maya society was authoritarian, through analysis of the remains of ancient houses, this research has concluded that societies with inequality of wealth […]

Viral Inequality and the Farmers’ Struggle in India  

According to a new report by Oxfam, ‘The Inequality Virus’, the wealth of the world’s billionaires increased by $3.9tn (trillion) between 18 March and 31 December 2020. Their total wealth now stands at $11.95tn. The world’s 10 richest billionaires have collectively seen their wealth increase by $540bn over this period. In September 2020, Jeff Bezos […]

Skeletal Trauma Reveals Class Inequality in Medieval Cambridge

Skeletal trauma has been studied in the remains of hundreds of people who lived in medieval Cambridge excavated from three cemeteries dating back to between the 10th and 14th century. The study has revealed varying levels of physical hardship across lower classes. Founded in 1209 AD and granted a royal charter by Henry III in 1231 AD, […]

In 2021, Let’s Ring A Global Alarm On Inequality That Everyone Can Hear

Above photo: Nathaniel St. Clair. Remember that old joke they used to tell — and maybe still do — in luxury retail circles? The customer, precious product in hand, walks over to a haughty sales clerk at a high-end emporium and timidly asks: “How much does this cost.” “If you have to ask,” the sales […]

COVID-19 Exposes Need For Radical Policies To Tackle Inequality

By Ben Phillips, AlJazeera. December 14, 2020 Above photo: Civil rights leaders hold hands as they lead a crowd of hundreds of thousands at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington DC, August 28, 1963. Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images. But history shows us we cannot rely on our leaders to pursue them; it is […]

Inequality gone viral: The obscene numbers

In a distressing analogy to the relentless surge of Covid-19, which has disproportionatelyimpacted low-income communities and people of color, there has been an unstoppable transfer of wealth from desperate Americans to the people who already had most of our nation’s financial assets. While the great majority of us have been focusing on the health and well-being—and the […]

How Equality Makes Us Happy – While Inequality Endangers Our Lives

October 23rd, 2020 By Estee Horn Guest Writer for Wake Up World “All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm. We all want to live happily and lovingly with everyone around us. Still, annoyingly, some people achieve this noble goal better than others. People in some countries, […]

From superpower to failed state: Inequality and the public health crisis in America

“[President Donald] Trump has made matters worse by weakening an already frayed health care safety net.”             ~Jeffrey Young, Huffpost Politics, August 3, 2020 Earlier this week, the novel coronavirus death toll in the United States exceeded 200,000.  As the highest in the world, it’s a distinction no self-respecting nation would desire or […]

Is Movement Journalism Needed During Reckoning Over Race And Inequality?

Above photo: Press On cofounder Manolia Charlotin speaks at the movement journalism track at the 2018 Allied Media Conference, which led to the formation of Press On in 2019. Press On. A movement journalist examines what it means to engage with communities and challenge the status quo. Last summer I found myself at the M.W. Stringer Grand […]

Is Movement Journalism Needed During Reckoning Over Race And Inequality?

Above photo: Press On cofounder Manolia Charlotin speaks at the movement journalism track at the 2018 Allied Media Conference, which led to the formation of Press On in 2019. Press On. A movement journalist examines what it means to engage with communities and challenge the status quo. Last summer I found myself at the M.W. Stringer Grand […]

Is Movement Journalism Needed During Reckoning Over Race And Inequality?

Above photo: Press On cofounder Manolia Charlotin speaks at the movement journalism track at the 2018 Allied Media Conference, which led to the formation of Press On in 2019. Press On. A movement journalist examines what it means to engage with communities and challenge the status quo. Last summer I found myself at the M.W. Stringer Grand […]

Is Movement Journalism Needed During Reckoning Over Race And Inequality?

Above photo: Press On cofounder Manolia Charlotin speaks at the movement journalism track at the 2018 Allied Media Conference, which led to the formation of Press On in 2019. Press On. A movement journalist examines what it means to engage with communities and challenge the status quo. Last summer I found myself at the M.W. Stringer Grand […]

The Consequences Of Inequality Can Be Fatal

Above photo: People wait in line to get food distributed by the National Guard in Chelsea, Mass., on April 16. Harvard researchers found areas with more poverty, people of color and crowded housing had higher mortality rates for the coronavirus. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images. The effects of Covid are much greater for the poor […]

A Royal Wedding for a Nation Sinking Ever-Deeper into Inequality

LONDON – The royal wedding between the U.K.’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, due to take place today, has been in the headlines for some time, serving as a convenient distraction from other major events – from the mass shooting of unarmed protesters in Gaza to efforts by certain U.S. officials to sabotage […]

The Real Driver Of Rising Inequality

Income distribution and employment are crucial macroeconomic indicators. Profits are key to distribution. Ther share in the value of output has risen steadily since around 1980. Households near the top of the size distribution of income receive business profits through various channels including interest, dividends, capital gains, proprietors’ incomes, and even labor compensation—which in US […]

Growing Apart: A Political History Of American Inequality

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Business Leaders Agree: Inequality Hurts The Bottom Line

Business Leaders Agree: Inequality Hurts The Bottom Line Above Photo: Joe Rawlinson / Flickr A growing number of corporate leaders say it’s time for them to start sharing the wealth. For decades, big business leaders have warned that redistributing wealth is bad for business. Taxing the rich to pay for infrastructure and education, they say, […]

Just How Bad Is Inequality at America’s Major Corporations?

That America’s income distribution has grown dramatically more unequal in the past 40 years is beyond debate. The share of the top 1 percent has doubled since 1980, to over 20 percent of all income. Could it get any worse? A look at America’s large, privately held corporations suggests it could. When Americans think of […]

Study: 50 Years After Landmark Kerner Report, US Inequality Has Worsened

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Barriers to equality pose threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, according to study made public Tuesday that examines the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report. The new report blames U.S. policymakers and elected […]

Trump Infrastructure Plan and Inequality: A Culture’s Road Ahead

INDIANAPOLIS – The morning commute in this landlocked Midwestern city is an obstacle course of potholes, buckled pavement, and shards of fugitive cement. Like infantrymen navigating a minefield, motorists swerve and stop, and zig and zag in rush hour traffic to avoid the peril from below. Drive east on Kessler Boulevard, however, and just past […]

Watching The Hawks – Watching the Falcon & Accounting for Inequality

Watching The Hawks – Watching the Falcon & Accounting for Inequality Watching The Hawksyoutube.com Live coverage of SpaceXs Falcon Heavy launch with Tabetha Wallace. Sports historian David Wallechinsky discusses Olympics politics. Redacted Tonights host Lee Camp raises the alarm on economic inequality in the US. In Peru, mysterious flying debris terrifies a nation. LIKE Watching […]

Watching The Hawks – Crisis in Cape Town & Fires Inequality

Watching The Hawks – Crisis in Cape Town & Fires Inequality Watching The Hawksyoutube.com Unbeknownst to the mainstream media, Cape Town is on track to become the first major world city to run out of water, and city councilor Xanthea Limberg joins the show to discuss the severity of the crisis. Home fires are on […]

Pepe Escobar Puts ‘Davos Man’ Straight: "It’s Inequality, Stupid!"

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, This is what ‘the great and the good’ in the business world were not discussing during the annual talk-fest at the Swiss luxury resort… For billions of people, the Groucho Marx rule applies when talking about Davos. This is the exclusive club, which […]

How Wealth Inequality Kills

Wealth inequality kills. That’s not hyperbole. There is ample evidence for a growing inability of people around the world to maintain the basic human needs of physical health, mental stability and a living wage — and a desire to live in peace. Most of us recognize the need for some semblance of equality in our […]

Davos: Inequality Rocks The Magic Mountain

The so-called globalized elites meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year under the specter of extreme turbulence. The WEF Global Risks Report is hardly reassuring. The top five most likely risks for 2018 all range from extreme weather/climate change disturbances to cyber-attacks. Yet, according to the report, in terms of impact, they are superseded by […]

Mainstream Media Recognises False Flags, UFOs, Massive Inequality & More!

Mainstream Media Recognises False Flags, UFOs, Massive Inequality & More! Redacted Tonight Lee Camp explains that lying to kids about Santa Clause then indoctrinating them into the lie when they’re older sets the stage for large-scale societal acceptance of falsehoods. Correspondent John F. O’Donnell joins Lee at the desk to discuss the recent fate of […]

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