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The American State of Mind; Two Contrasting Perspectives
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, economy, income inequality, Income Gap, ethics, dishonesty, society, rights, government, news, freedoms, abuse, politics )

Carrie No
- 78 days ago -
America currently is afflicted with a systemic societal disease that is spreading across the body of this country. That societal disease of which I speak is the massive inequality of wealth and income that exists in America.
Geography of Poverty A Journey Through Forgotten America
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, America, forgotten America, Matt Black, income inequality, Geography of Poverty )

- 105 days ago -
The most vulnerable Americans are being crushed by the grip of poverty, from the deserts of the Southwest through the black belt in the South, to the post-industrial, rusting factory towns that dot the Midwest and Northeast. A photographic journey.
Another World Is Possible, Without the 1%
Society & Culture  (tags: world, politics, government, wealth, income inequality, activists, 'World Social Forum', rights, humans, society, culture, ethics, freedoms, news, corruption, safety, women, education )

Carrie No
- 195 days ago -
Activists from around the world will defy the terrorists to attend the World Social Forum in Tunis on March 25, determined to make the occasion a beacon for free speech, justice and equality.
John Oliver: The Rich Keep the Game Rigged While Americans Cling to False Optimism (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: John Oliver, media, TV, income inequality, class warfare, government, ethics, politics, society, rights )

Carrie No
- 449 days ago -
In an extended segment on HBO's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver turned his gaze on income inequality, noting that Americans overwhelmingly believe that the system favors the rich while, at the same time, accepting it, believing they too will...
Why We Need a Maximum Wage
Society & Culture  (tags: Americansn, income inequality, society, rights, ethics, culture, politics, government )

Carrie No
- 532 days ago -
The debate about rising economic inequality that's been building since the financial crisis of 2008 has approached a boiling point thanks to the publication in English of French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
The Most Unequal Place in America (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, income inequality, Lake Providence Louisiana, society, culture, family, education, government, politics, sadness, rights )

Carrie No
- 706 days ago -
It's a place where the air is so soupy-hot your shins sweat; where bugs are such a looping, whirring presence that it can feel like you're trapped in hell's version of a snow globe; and where the level of income inequality, as persistent as the bugs...
Bye, Bye American Dream! U.S. Economic Inequality Is Permanent, Study Finds
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, culture, dishonesty, economy, education, environment, ethics, family, freedoms, government, income inequality, law, media, politics, society )

- 926 days ago -
"We also find evidence that the U.S. federal tax system helped reduce the increase in household income inequality; but this attenuating effect was insufficient to significantly alter the broad trend toward rising inequality."
10 States Where Income Inequality Is Growing Fastest
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, income inequality, news, politics, sadness, society, ethics, family, culture, corruption )

Carrie No
- 1109 days ago -
The findings are hardly surprising. Currently, the wealth held by the top 400 Americans is more than the combined wealth of the bottom 150 million, as economist Robert Reich pointed out earlier this year.
Joseph Stiglitz: The 99% Wakes Up
Society & Culture  (tags: 99% Spring, Income Inequality, Broken System, Capitalism, Crony Capitalization Wake UP )

- 1249 days ago -
Inequality isn't only plaguing America--the Arab Spring flowered because international capitalism is broken. In From Cairo to Wall Street: Voices from the Global Spring,...

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