In just a couple decades, billionaire businesses have intensified poverty, homelessness and dislocation in Seattle. This city has a long tradition of labor rebellion which it can surely revive.
“Charter school” … what comes to mind when these words are uttered? According to the National Education Association (NEA), a charter school is “a primary or secondary school that receives public money but is not subject to some of the rules, regulations and statutes that apply to public schools, in exchange for some type of… Read more »
The deficit vs. income inequality: A focus on government debt hides the real crisis for the US majority
From 2013, an explanation of the U.S. deficit and debt — and a look at the misdirection that furor over them is meant to accomplish.
The battle for equal pay for women has gained attention recently, although it’s simmered for decades. In the 1950s, women got 60 cents for every dollar paid to men. Sixty years later, they still earn only 78 cents for every dollar paid to men. Closing the gap by less than half a penny a year… Read more »
Forget the mining boom, the rivers of Chinese gold, and the population-driven expansion of the economy. If you’re like most of us, your share of the Australian wealth pie is shrinking, not growing. A study commissioned by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) shows that a key measure of income inequality rose between 1997… Read more »