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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 )

- 234 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 )

- 317 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 )

- 491 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 )

- 712 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 )

- 895 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 )

- 1034 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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