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Inequality by the numbers

We Americans like to think of ourselves as a middle-class country where the top is not out of reach and the bottom doesn't pose such a grim, cautionary specter.

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Progressive economist on Sanders platform: Median income would soar to $82k

Sanders' programs will increase economic activity and employment and promote a more just prosperity with a narrowing of economic inequality.

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Louisiana voters toss out right-wingers

Vitter lost to Edwards because voters were sick and tired of Republicans like him destroying their economic security by giving their state away to huge corporations.

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"Forward Through Ferguson": Report uncovers roots of racial inequality

The Ferguson Commission released its long-awaited report titled "Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equality."

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EPI becoming major voice in national discourse on economy

Larry Rubin of People's World interviewed Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, the premier think tank focusing on the economic condition of low- and middle-income American families.

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A decade after Katrina: what we’ve learned and refuse to learn

A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.

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Today in history: The Watts Uprising breaks out 50 years ago in Los Angeles

Widespread protest, spurred on by destitute residents of Watts who were embittered after years of economic oppression and political isolation, eventually ranged over a 50-square-mile area.

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Religious voters back Pope's stands against racism, income inequality, for worker rights

Pope Francis I has been outspoken about the rights of workers to be valued and respected - including their rights to join unions - and against income inequality and poverty.

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Connecticut legislators - Whose side are they on?

Will thousands of kids be denied medical care, youth programs and adequate schools, or will corporate tax-dodgers be forced to pay their taxes?

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Antidotes to inequality — time for some $58,000 traffic tickets?

The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.

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