Inequality

  • 02.09.18

    World Government Summit 2018 - The Global Happiness Policy Report

    Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Professor John Helliwell discuss how governments can benefit from the first-ever Global Happiness Policy Report....

    Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Professor John Helliwell discuss how governments can benefit from the first-ever Global Happiness Policy Report.

     

  • 02.08.18

    More Buybacks, More Inequality

    Trump's promise that corporations will use his giant new tax cut to make new investments and raise workers' wages is proving to be about as truthful as his promise to release his tax returns....

    Trump’s promise that corporations will use his giant new tax cut to make new investments and raise workers’ wages is proving to be about as truthful as his promise to release his tax returns.

  • 12.01.17

    You're The Real Job Creator

    As the GOP tax plan, officially known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, awaits reconciliation with the House, the threat of a mounting deficit is once again in the news....

    As the GOP tax plan, officially known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, awaits reconciliation with the House, the threat of a mounting deficit is once again in the news. 

  • 11.21.17

    War of the Rich on the Poor is Astounding

    Jeffrey Sachs, professor at Columbia University, discussed income inequality in the U.S. and tax reform with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance."...

    Jeffrey Sachs, professor at Columbia University, discussed income inequality in the U.S. and tax reform with Tom Keene on "Bloomberg Surveillance." 

  • 05.10.17

    7 Economic Fundamentals

    In this video, Robert Reich lays out the 7 economic fundamentals that demonstrate the problematic nature of the nation's current wealth distribution. 1. Workers are Consumers 2. Consumer Spending = 70% of Economic Activity 3. Wealthy Spend Smaller Percentage of Income 4. Concentrated Wealth = Not Enough Purcha...

    In this video, Robert Reich lays out the 7 economic fundamentals that demonstrate the problematic nature of the nation's current wealth distribution. 

    1. Workers are Consumers

    2. Consumer Spending = 70% of Economic Activity

    3. Wealthy Spend Smaller Percentage of Income

    4. Concentrated Wealth = Not Enough Purchasing Power

    5. Sufficient Demand Requires the Middle Class and Poor

    6. Policies to Help Working Families

    7. Wealthy do Better in a Growing Economy 

  • 01.17.17

    Senator Bernie Sanders' MLK Address

    On MLK day 2017 Senator Sanders gave a speech recognizing the work done by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. including issues that he fought for that are still relevant to politics today. The Senator addresses the vision that many people have of MLK and talks about some of his less well known, but still important, initia...

    On MLK day 2017 Senator Sanders gave a speech recognizing the work done by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. including issues that he fought for that are still relevant to politics today.

    The Senator addresses the vision that many people have of MLK and talks about some of his less well known, but still important, initiatives. "It is easy for us today in the year 2017 as the whole country celebrates Dr. King to forget that in the last few years of his life if you think that Governors and Senators and Mayors were standing up saying what a great man Dr. King was, read history because you are sorely mistaken." Senator Sanders specifically looks at Dr. Martin Luther King's commitment to poor people and protests against the Vietnam war in the last years of his life.

  • 12.01.16

    Building Middle-Class Wealth Through Unions

    This report by the Center for American Progress uses the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances to show that "unions can play a role in increasing wealth for middle-class Americans." It does this by looking at the difference between union and non-union households on a variety of measures and concluding that ...Read More

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