Opinion

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Snapshots from the world of the wealthy

Every spring, major media outlets start releasing annual reports on America's biggest income earners, and USA Today just helped kick off this year's surge.

 

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China: The Frog & The Scorpion?

Can China swim capitalism's scorpion across the river and avoid the sting?

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We are all Trayvon Martin

We are all Trayvon Martin, even those of us who have never been trapped alone on a dark street on the thin line between life and death.

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Getting off capitalism’s treadmill

The 1 percent not only made their way through the Great Recession, but also enriched themselves many times over.

 

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Close to half of all Americans live near poverty

Tens of millions of families are working regularly but have little savings and are on the brink of disaster.

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"The Sprit Level" and the dynamics between economic and social conditions

A study of dozens of surveys regarding wealth and, the things we associate with the quality of life, seems to come to the surprising conclusion.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly on Wall Street

Financial industry insiders are grousing about a big downturn in annual bonuses. They should be thanking about the rest of us.

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Putting the Occupy movement in historical perspective

 

Indeed there is civil unrest! Workers cry out for justice, as workloads grow and wages stagnate while owners' profits soar, as jobs are sent overseas.

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Racism: pollutant that serves GOP, Wall St interests

Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.

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Global super-rich stash: Now $25 trillion

Banks can go either of two routes: They can squeeze the 99 percent with nuisance fees and penalties, or they can cater to the richest of the rich.

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