"If Silicon Valley were a country, it'd be sixth in the world in GDP per capita."
We are headed to a world where just one percent of the population own and control more than all the rest of us combined.
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.
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.
Today, all of us can be ordinary citizens, using the singular eye of smartphones, blogs, and shares, to expand everyone's vision.
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.
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.
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?"
Slamming the door against the main victims of imperialist exploitation is impossible; microbes know no borders.
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.