inequality

Only the Poor Die Young
In capitalist America, the rich are outliving the poor at an alarming rate. It’s a grim reality and there’s only one way to end it definitively — moving toward socialism. ...[Read more]
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“Economic Freedom” Rankings Don’t Tell Us Anything About Capitalism
Conservatives and libertarians love to cite studies ranking different countries’ levels of “economic freedom” as evidence for the glories of capitalism. There’s just one problem: the rankings are nonsense. ...[Read more]
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It is devastating: the millennials who would love to have kids but can’t afford a family
They are working three jobs, changing careers or moving to faraway areas with affordable housing in order to drum up enough money for children of their own. Sadly the numbers still don't add up ...[Read more]
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Austerity is a living hell. How can anyone describe it as character-building?
The right has entered a new phase of moral delinquency, in which they acknowledge the suffering of others - then explain why it’s good for them, actually ...[Read more]
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Philanthropy Is a Scam
The superrich often claim their philanthropy is meant to “change the world.” But it’s really meant to keep it exactly the way it is. ...[Read more]
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More Than Half of US’s 100 Richest People Dodge Estate Taxes Via Special Trusts
The estate tax can be easily avoided by exploiting a loophole unwittingly created by Congress three decades ago. ...[Read more]
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Don’t the Rich Deserve to Keep Their Money?
Wealth is socially created — redistribution just allows more people to enjoy the fruits of their labor. ...[Read more]
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Treasury Finds Wealthiest 1 Percent Dodge Over $160 Billion in Taxes Yearly
The Treasury Department found taxes owed by the ultra rich equal all income taxes paid by the bottom 90 percent yearly. ...[Read more]
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35 Million Americans Are Losing Unemployment Income Today
Pandemic unemployment benefits expire today, leaving 10 percent of the US population with dramatically less household income. ...[Read more]
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35 Million People Are Set to Lose Unemployment Benefits on Labor Day
Millions of jobless workers are set to lose critical unemployment benefits in roughly 72 hours — and neither Congress nor the Biden administration seem prepared to do anything about it. ...[Read more]
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Federal Jobless Aid, a Lifeline to Millions, Reaches an End
The abrupt loss of pandemic unemployment benefits on a broad scale could have long-term effects not only for the recipients but also for the economy. ...[Read more]
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