Opinion

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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.

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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.

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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?"

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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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Economic spin doctors

It's easy to feel you are being pressured against your instinct to accept a miserable marriage when listening to many economics pundits trying to be "upbeat" about the economy.

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Ray Rice and his enablers: why men must speak out

Think about it: before Goodell as well as Ravens coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens officials saw this new tape, what did they think had transpired on that elevator?

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New York's tale of two cities extends to America

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's "tale of two cities" could be told in cities across the country.

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Does inequality have a silver lining?

An insider is spilling the beans on the great unsaid in charitable circles: You can't ignore inequality and hope to fix an unequal world.

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Can we cure inequality, and how?

Joseph Stiglitz views growing inequality (a Marxist might say "the growing class divide") as a threat that may block economic recovery.

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Inequality, a growing national crisis

Democracy came out a winner in Michigan's elections when Republican Gov. Snyder's Emergency Manager law went down to defeat in a statewide referendum.

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