inequality

Are western Europe’s food supplies worth more than east European workers’ health? | Costi Rogozanu and Daniela Gabor
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The health threat facing fruit and vegetable pickers flown in from quarantined Romania underlines Europe’s inequalities, say Costi Rogozanu and Daniela Gabor. Many farm owners seem happier in any case to have rapid access to the “easterners”. In the ...[Read more]
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Trump Launches New Assault on the Working Poor
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The Office of Management and Budget's latest effort to redefine "poverty" threatens to deprive countless Americans of basic social services. ...[Read more]
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Uber and Lyft drivers are planning a massive strike this week over work conditions and pay rates
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Drivers for ride-share companies Uber and Lyft are planning strikes this week in several cities as the controversy around the two companies' massive IPOs... ...[Read more]
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Dare to declare capitalism dead before it takes us all down with it
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The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot ...[Read more]
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Recognizing Working Class Pain ‘That Doesn’t Make CNN,’ Sanders and Rev. Barber Call for Building Truly Moral Economy
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Coinciding with the launch of a new Poor People's Campaign that plans to bring mass action and a radical anti-poverty agenda to over 40 states in the coming weeks, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined Rev. William Barber at Duke University Thursday night to ...[Read more]
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How convict labour increased inequality
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THE 13th Amendment to the constitution has prohibited slavery and indentured servitude in America since 1865. The one exception is as “punishment for crime”. As a result, prisons use their inmates as forced labour to balance the books, particularly si ...[Read more]
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The Failure Of The Globalist Fantasy
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In this super-global era, living standards for most working people in the West have stagnated and most gains have gone to the top. Establishment politicians have few answers except to blame the people themselves for having insufficient skills. People not ...[Read more]
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This 15-year-old Florida shooting survivor was shot 5 times while saving 20 of his classmates — and now his family is trying to raise $1 million for his hospital bills
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Anthony Borges saved 20 other students during the Parkland shooting, and was shot five times but survived. Now people are raising funds for his hospital bills. ...[Read more]
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Drastic income inequality is putting a strain on America’s social safety net
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Sharp US income inequalities are only partially offset by means-tested social programs and taxation-based transfers, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. For the top 20% richest US households, average income was more than ten ti ...[Read more]
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‘Affluenza’ teen, who blamed four killings on his wealth, to be freed
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Ethan Couch, the rich teen who killed four people when he drunkenly ploughed into them, only it to be blamed on “affluenza” - a imaginary illness that makes wealthy people unable to tell right from wrong - is to be released.... ...[Read more]
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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is Great, Unless You Want Actually Functioning Infrastructure
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The plan’s private partnership model will pour public funds into corporate coffers. President Trump’s new plan just orders everything on the menu, leaves after a few bites, and sticks taxpayers with the bill. Not only does his 50-page plan offer no ne ...[Read more]
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