All Articles on Inequality

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett are the three richest people in the U.S., with more combined wealth than the bottom 50% of the population. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Michael Cohen/Getty Images/The New York Times, Fortune Live Media/Flickr/cc) News
'Staggering' New Data Shows Income of Top 1% Has Grown 100 Times Faster Than Bottom 50% Since 1970
"The bulk of a generation of economic growth has been captured and concentrated in a few hands, and many people have barely seen any of it."
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Striking university lecturers in the UK hold a poster in solidarity with students in Lahore, Pakistan, demonstrating for the right to form student unions. (Photo: Courtesy of Catherine Rottenberg/Al Jazeera) Views
To Survive Crushing Neoliberalism, the World Needs Intersectional Solidarity
From London to Beirut to Santiago and New Delhi, protesters need to build solidarity networks.
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Giovanna De La Rosa (center) at a United for Respect demonstration. Views
Toys R Us Worker: Wall Street Billionaires Should Not Be Making Money By Putting People Out of Work
As the bankrupt toy chain attempts a comeback, retail workers who lost their jobs after private equity takeovers are fighting for accountability.
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An angry group of four people with one holding a pitchfork Views
The Pitchforks Will Come Out Eventually
Failing to address wealth inequality means only one thing for a civilization: the end is near.
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'Now Let's Do This Everywhere': Kansas City, Missouri Approves Free Public Transit for All
Measure championed as "visionary" way to reduce inequality and better serve everyone in the community.
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Declaring 'Buttigieg Is Wrong,' Bernie Sanders Makes Case for Tuition-Free Public College and Universal Programs
"I happen to believe that when you talk about programs like Social Security, like healthcare, like higher education, they should be universal."
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The new right has set about reordering the political landscape. Mainstream parties have lost credibility. Politics have become even more polarized. Not just liberalism but democracy itself is under attack. (Photo: The Battle for Another World / Institute for Policy Studies) Views
Inside the Battle for Another World
Understanding how the new right went global—and how to stop it—is key to keeping our planet habitable.
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A protester holds a flare as public and private workers demonstrate and shout slogans during a mass strike against pension reforms on December 05, 2019 in Marseille, France. France has drawn up emergency plans for a major strike against pension reforms, which is one of the biggest challenges in President Macron's far-reaching reform. (Photo: Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images) News
Denouncing Macron's Neoliberal Pension Reforms, Hundreds of Thousands of Striking Workers Bring France to a Halt
"We have one of the best pension systems in the world, if not the best. Yet the president has decided, purely out of ideology, to wipe it out."
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'Flat-Out Corruption': DeVos Accused of Scheming to Stop Next President From Canceling Student Loan Debt
"Normally the rich are moderately more subtle about rigging the system in their favor. They're scared."
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Our media is owned and operated by the largest, most aggressive corporations in the world leaving little to no room on the air for the anti-war activists offering free hugs and senseless acts of kindness. But that’s why it’s all the more impressive that in so many areas, we are winning the seemingly endless battle for the mindscape of our country.(Photo: Shutterstock) Views
The Left Is Finally Winning the War of Ideas
Simply take a look at the ideas that are dominating the Democratic presidential race, even though the corporate media has tried to ignore these solutions, attack them, dispute them, and then ignore them all over again.
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