Data & Statistics on Inequality

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Thank you to the folks at Inequality.org for providing this great information!

Inequality data and statistics give us an important insight into the state of our economy and the health of our society.

In this section, we offer quick takes on economic inequality, as categorized in five key areas: income, wealth, global, health, and racial. In each category, we chart some inequality statistics and discuss the basic [...]

Why are American Politics so Polarized?

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– By Jeff Brittain

Whether it is beneficial or detrimental to policy-making it is undeniable that polarization, combined with super-majority requirements, makes policy-making more complicated and difficult to undertake. Considering that both a polarized party system and super-majority requirements are firmly rooted in American Politics, it is important to understand whether their effects on policy-making are negative or positive. While some argue that these features of American [...]

Is High Economic Inequality Ethical?

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It is widely known that the rise of globalization has led to large disparities in the wealth and incomes of the countries and citizens of the world. The trend of rising economic inequality has been caused primarily by these major structural changes in the global economic system, induced by new technologies and innovations. Regardless, the growing gap between the rich and the poor is of dire concern. [...]

Save the US, Take Down the Top One Percent, Take Back Our Country!

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Economic oppression has stolen US democracy and is killing Americans. Time to take down the top one percent and restore economic freedom.

by Joel S. Hirschhorn (libertarian) |

Massive economic inequality is killing America and we the people. It has already killed American democracy. The rich have captured the political system so they could manipulate the economy and benefit unfairly. Economic freedom and opportunity is gone. [...]

We Don’t Need to Shut Down the Government | Tax the Wealthy and Deadbeat Corporations to Close Budget Gaps

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If corporations and households with $1 million income paid at the same levels they did in 1961, the Treasury would collect an additional $716 billion a year. By Chuck Collins |

Before any government shutdown–or drastic state and federal budget cuts –we should reverse huge tax cuts for the wealthy and deadbeat corporations.

When you hear politicians lament that “we’re broke,” consider this fact: If corporations and households [...]

Affirmative Action for Women?

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“They had applied their standard as impartially as they knew how, but it was a male standard.” (Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor)

Affirmative action is an attempt to create equal opportunity for those that have been historically disenfranchised or excluded.  In this essay, I will attempt to explain both how and why affirmative action in hiring and promotion should be extended to women. The denial of tenure [...]