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Study Shows Pension Funds' Refusal to Divest From Fossil Fuels Cost Retired Teachers, Firefighters, and Public Workers $19 Billion
"Fossil fuel companies are no longer wise long-term investment choices, and everyday Americans are feeling the sting."
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William the Conqueror pillaged and plundered to become one of the 20 wealthiest human beings in history. In modern times, bonus-chasing CEOs have followed suit. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
William the Conqueror and CEO pay
In 2018, fifty publicly traded U.S. corporations paid their CEOs more than 1,000 times what they paid their median workers.
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A new study suggests that inflation affects lower-income Americans to the point that the inequality is plunging millions more into poverty than previously understood. News
New Report Details How 'Inflation Inequality' Punishes the Poor—and Helps Undercount Them by Millions
"I'm hoping that this new report will help policymakers understand the reality of the economy for low-income workers."
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New Study Shows Why Trump Plan to Gut Food Stamps 'Will Literally Result in More People Dying'
"At a time when we're thinking about restricting access to SNAP and its generosity, our [study] speaks to the importance of SNAP to such basic outcomes as mortality," said study co-author Colleen Heflin.
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For communities dependent on fossil fuels, particularly in regions like Appalachia with few other major industries, today’s job losses are just the latest phase of a long decline. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
As the Coal Industry Shrinks, Miners Deserve A Just Transition—Here's What It Should Include
A just transition should focus on sustainably rebuilding regional economies, and should be informed by input from people who are affected.
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The U.S. began to adhere to a doctrine of shareholder capitalism in the 1980s and beyond, a philosophy that minimized the role of the state, and gave primacy to short-term profitability, as well as production growth through efficiency (i.e., downsizing) and mergers. (Photo: iStock) Views
America Will Keep Losing Its Middle Class as Long as 'Free Markets' Dominate the Economic Debate
We need to invest in research and development if we’re going to strengthen the middle class and compete in a global market.
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The Right To Live In Peace: This Is Not Over
Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters. On front, guitarists lead Jara's anthem. Photo by Pedro Ugarte/AFP via Getty Images Thousands of Chileans again took to the streets in a "Super Monday" mega-rally to kick off the third week of furious protests against the country's "savage capitalism" and rising...
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Newly-Launched PAC Matriarch Aims to Send Working-Class Women, Often Ignored by Political Establishment, to Congress
"Money should not be a factor for what makes a woman a worthwhile candidate."
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Farewell to the World Social Forum?
Citizens have become more aware of the need for change than they were when we first met in Porto Alegre many years ago.
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Report Shows How World's Top Capitalists Driving Humanity 'Head-On Into' Global Climate Emergency
The world's leading asset managers, with trillions of dollars under their direction, continue to vote down efforts to address the crisis.
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