What kind of "healthy" economy is healthy for working people?

Many proposals to prop up or restore the health of our current economic system are at odds with improving the standard of living for workers in the U.S.


State of Silicon Valley 2015: A tale of two Americas

"If Silicon Valley were a country, it'd be sixth in the world in GDP per capita."


Wealth concentration report blasts hole in right-wing policies

We are headed to a world where just one percent of the population own and control more than all the rest of us combined.


Taking on inequality

Finally, most people outside the one percent at the top are realizing that the vast gulf of inequality is very dangerous for our country and the world.


What is "inclusive prosperity?"

President's Obama's State of the Union address included a welcome centerpiece proposal taxing finance capital and the rich, and giving it to the middle class and poor.


"The Country of the (Growing) Blind"

Today, all of us can be ordinary citizens, using the singular eye of smartphones, blogs, and shares, to expand everyone's vision.


Wanted: an economy that puts people first

I have a confession to make. In the series of articles I have supposedly been writing about income inequality, I have really been writing about something else: need.


Honey Butter Fried Chicken and redistribution of wealth

While the capitalist class might be digging their own graves, the rest of us need to worry that they will be digging our graves too.


Low prices or livable wages? Let's discuss

My brother read my recent article on income inequality and asked me a question that I think is more generally at play in the debate: "Won't the costs of increasing the minimum wage simply be passed on to consumers?"


Asking wrong questions about Ebola (and other things)

Slamming the door against the main victims of imperialist exploitation is impossible; microbes know no borders.

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