2019-05-25: News Headlines

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-05-24). New Analysis Reveals Inequality Chasm Between CEOs and Workers 'Totally Out of Control'. commondreams.org Two studies by the executive compensation firm Equilar on Friday revealed that CEOs of some of the wealthiest companies in the U.S. are seeing their pay rise at about twice the rate of the workers who make the day-to-day operations of their businesses run. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jason Hickel (2019-05-23). How not to measure inequality. mronline.org When we look at inequality from the perspective of the poor — using the theory of increasing egregiousness — it becomes clear that the relative metric is inappropriate as a tool for assessing distribution. Certainly if our objective is to end poverty, this is the conclusion we must draw, as an additional dollar going needlessly […] | Source

Staff (2019-05-22). Without Medicare for All, the Healthcare System Will Collapse — Wendell Potter RAI (7/7). therealnews.com The healthcare system is unsustainable; without a Medicare for All system, only the wealthiest will be able to afford decent care — Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…

Glenn Greenwald (2019-05-22). Watch: Interview With Brazil's Ex-President Lula From Prison, Discussing Global Threats, Neoliberalism, Bolsonaro, and More. theintercept.com Among the planet's significant political figures, no one is quite like Lula. Born into extreme poverty, illiterate until the age of 10, forced to quit school at the age of 12 to work as a shoe shiner, losing a finger at his factory job at 19, and then becoming a labor activist, union leader, and founder of a political party devoted to a defense of laborers (the Workers' Party, or PT), Lula has always been, in all respects, the exact opposite of the rich, dynastic, oligarch-loyal, aristocratic prototype that has traditionally wielded power in Brazil. | That's precisely what makes Lula's rise to power, and his i…

2019-05-25: Social Media Postees

New Analysis Reveals Inequality Chasm Between CEOs and Workers 'Totally Out of Control'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-24
Two studies by the executive compensation firm Equilar on Friday revealed that CEOs of some of the wealthiest companies in the U.S. are seeing their pay rise at about twice the rate of the workers who make the day-to-day operations of their businesses run. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/24/new-ana…

How not to measure inequality
Jason Hickel | mronline.org | 2019-05-23
When we look at inequality from the perspective of the poor — using the theory of increasing egregiousness — it becomes clear that the relative metric is inappropriate as a tool for assessing distribution. Certainly if our objective is to end poverty, this is the conclusion we must draw, as an additional dollar going needlessly […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/23/how-not-to-measu…

Without Medicare for All, the Healthcare System Will Collapse — Wendell Potter RAI (7/7)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-22
The healthcare system is unsustainable; without a Medicare for All system, only the wealthiest will be able to afford decent care — Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/without-medicare…

Watch: Interview With Brazil's Ex-President Lula From Prison, Discussing Global Threats, Neoliberalism, Bolsonaro, and More
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-05-22
Among the planet's significant political figures, no one is quite like Lula. Born into extreme poverty, illiterate until the age of 10, forced to quit school at the age of 12 to work as a shoe shiner, losing a finger at his factory job at 19, and then becoming a labor activist, union leader, and founder of a political party devoted to a defense of laborers (the Workers' Party, or PT), Lula has always been, in all respects, the exact opposite of the rich, dynastic, oligarch-loyal, aristocratic prototype that has traditionally wielded power in Brazil. | That's precisely what makes Lula's rise to power, and his i…
theintercept.com/2019/05/22/lula-brazil-…