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Inequality

  1. inequality
    The Fed Just Released a Damning Indictment of CapitalismThe true “extremists” in American politics are those who insist that our economic system is working just fine.
  2. vision 2020
    In Appeal to Moderates, Bernie Calls for Worker-Ownership of Means of ProductionSanders’s new plan for increasing labor’s share of profits is both more socialist – and more popular – than some of his more conventional policies.
  3. education
    Robert Smith’s Morehouse Gift Is More Generous Than His VisionThe billionaire’s donation of $40 million to pay off the debt of Morehouse grads was a noble act of charity. But charity is not justice.
  4. inequality
    Report: IRS More Likely to Audit Those Living in Poorer CountiesLike many facets of American life, the poor bear an outsized number of Internal Revenue Service audits, according to a new study.
  5. college admissions scandal
    Of Course the College Admissions Scandal Has an NCAA AngleIn a way, it’s the strangest element of this thoroughly bizarre case.
  6. college admissions scandal
    All College Admissions Are a Pay-to-Play ScandalRevelations that Hollywood stars and business leaders bribed elite schools into accepting their kids is a reminder that meritocracy is a myth.
  7. the city politic
    Even Our Dog Parks Show America Is an Unequal Playing FieldAll dogs may go to heaven, but lower-income canine lovers have found that not every dog gets to enjoy a ritzy outdoor space.
  8. technology
    Rage Drove the Google Walkout. Can It Bring About Real Change at Tech Companies?The tools of technology can stop a workers’ revolution as surely as they can help start one.
  9. howard schultz
    Howard Schultz Wants a President Who Will Tell Billionaires Their Favorite LiesThe mogul is sick of the left’s impossible promises. Which is why he’s promising that we can reduce inequality without raising taxes on the rich.
  10. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren to Propose Spreading the Wealth AroundA 70 percent tax on incomes over $10 million isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A 2 percent tax on the wealth of the super-rich.
  11. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    AOC Thinks Billionaires Are a Threat to Democracy. So Did Our Founders.The idea that democracy and billionaires are incompatible might seem radical to conservatives. But to America’s founders, it seemed like common sense.
  12. conservatism
    The Right’s Case Against Soaking the Rich Is Dirt PoorConservatives’ best arguments against raising taxes on millionaires rest on fallacies — and ignore extreme inequality’s social and political costs.
  13. polls
    Poll: Majority Backs AOC’s 70 Percent Top Marginal Tax RateSome pundits deemed Ocasio-Cortez’s plans for soaking the rich “radical.” Forty-five percent of GOP voters say it sounds about right.
  14. inequality
    The Rich Haven’t Become Too Immoral. They’ve Become Too Rich.Moral decline didn’t make capitalism more predatory. Policies that weakened unions and enriched capitalists did.
  15. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Top Tax Rate Is a Moderate, Evidence-Based PolicyEconomic research and opinion polling suggest there’s nothing “extreme” about taxing incomes over $10 million at pre-Reagan rates.
  16. higher education
    A New Study Illustrates One Easy Way to Increase Diversity on College CampusesNew research reinforces the systemic nature of the barriers low-income students encounter when they consider higher education.
  17. politics
    Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Problem. The Conservative Movement Is.Partisan polarization has made it easier for lawmakers to disregard the popular will; but it is reactionary elites who demand such disregard.
  18. the economy
    There’s Plenty of Economic Anxiety in America. It’s Hurting Trump Politically.Yes, the economy is doing well overall, but those left out of the bounty are not very happy with Donald Trump or his party.
  19. trump tax cuts
    The Trump Tax Cuts Keep Getting Worse for the Deficit — and Better for the RichRich people are manipulating retirement plans to milk the Trump tax cuts for all they’re worth (and then a little extra).
  20. Unions Are Not a Special Interest GroupA new study confirms that labor unions raise wages for all workers — especially those of color — and do not significantly slow economic growth.
  21. Jordan Peterson Does Not Support ‘Equality of Opportunity’When conservatives decry “equality of outcomes,” they’re usually evading a debate about structural inequalities in the distribution of opportunity.
  22. Affluent Democrats Aren’t an Obstacle to Economic PopulismThe class divide between affluent and working-class Democrats is less politically significant than the divide between both groups and the super-rich.
  23. The Trump Tax Cuts Just Got Even More Skewed to the RichThe Senate bill gave 62 percent of its tax cuts to the top 1 percent of income earners. In the final tax bill, their share goes up to 83 percent.
  24. Inequality Is Rising Across the Globe — and Skyrocketing in the U.S.A new report shows that inequality is a political choice — and American policy makers have chosen to accelerate its growth.
  25. How the Trump Tax Cuts Would Reshape (and/or Break) Our EconomyThe GOP’s tax reforms would have major consequences for housing, higher education, and manufacturing — and just might trigger a recession.
  26. The Trump Economy Is a Gilded MediocrityFive reasons why the American economy is far weaker than mainstream commentary suggests.
  27. politics
    4 of the Most Important Findings From a New Report on Black Women in AmericaBlack women face inequality at every level.
  28. inequality
    Is It Worth It to Try to Get Rich People to Realize They’re Lucky?If it’s such an uphill battle, as the research suggests, is it worth maybe trying something else instead?
  29. 3 Insights About Inequality in American Health CareDespite being the richest and most powerful country in the world, America continues to do a terrible job taking care of its vulnerable citizens.
  30. The Working Poor Got Richer in 2016Low unemployment and minimum-wage increases sparked strong wage growth at the bottom of America’s income ladder in Obama’s final year.
  31. Society Becomes Less Trusting When More People Don’t Have Health InsuranceThe social fabric of an entire neighborhood changes when some residents lose their coverage.
  32. money money money
    Why Scandinavians Care More Than Americans About Inequality“Fairness” means different things.
  33. A New Study Shows How Severe Inequality Is — and How Little We’re Doing About ItThe average income for the bottom 50 percent is the same as in 1980 — while the average income for the top one percent has more than tripled.
  34. mindfulness
    Is the Mindfulness Craze Turning Us Into Suckers?When people focus too much on psychological tricks, there’s a chance they can miss the bigger forces swirling around.
  35. New Study Finds the American Dream Is Even More Dead Than You ThoughtNew research shows there’s less social mobility in the United States than previously believed.
  36. mind the gender gap
    The Average Woman Works 4 Years Longer Than Her Male PeersThat’s one month of extra labor each year.
  37. How the Block You Live on Affects Your Shot at SuccessLocation, location, location.
  38. Why Americans Ignore the Role of Luck in EverythingIn a talk about his new book on luck, the economist Robert Frank offered some ideas for increasing luck awareness.
  39. The Rich Spend More Time With Friends, the Poor Spend More Time With FamilyHow your income influences your social life.
  40. Cute Kids Are Even Cuter When They’re Calling Out Pay InequalityNow if only adults would get with it.
  41. The Global Super-Rich Got Less Super-Rich in 2015For the first time in seven years, the world population of super-rich people declined last year.
  42. 62 Billionaires Own As Much Wealth As Half of HumanityAnd the planet’s richest one percent now own more than the bottom 99 percent, according to a new report by Oxfam.
  43. important news
    College Newspaper Scores Poop Scoop of the CenturyCollege students demand that their school give them a better pee or give them death.
  44. inequality
    Does Highly Visible Wealth Make Inequality Worse?A new game-based study offers some insights.
  45. the national interest
    Why Conservatives Use Novels to Justify InequalityCriticizing socialistic dystopia is easier than defending the Republican agenda.
  46. neurology
    Dopamine Might Make People More EgalitarianAn interesting new study suggests it has some promise at least.
  47. inequality
    There Are Fewer Lead Roles for Women in Hollywood: StudyDespite the popularity of films like Gone Girl, The Hunger Games, and Divergent.
  48. inequality
    One Percent Have Almost Half the World’s WealthAnd the one percent are on track to possess more than half by 2016.
  49. race
    White People Think Black People Are MagicalAnd this tendency is probably doing some damage.
  50. education
    The Subtle Ways Classroom Layout Affects LearningAll those posters on the walls can get distracting.
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