'China's GDP to Reach $14.37 Trillion in 2019', President Xi
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-31
During the New Year speech delivered on Tuesday, China's President Xi Jinping reviewed the economic, social, political, and scientific achievements of his country and announced that over 10 million people were lifted out of poverty in 2019. | RELATED: | China, Russia, Iran Hold Drills at The 'Maritime Safety Belt' | "Thanks to our steady pursuit of high-qualit…
New York Hanukkah Stabbing Latest in Wave of Trump-Era Anti-Semitic Attacks
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-30
While poverty, inequality and social and economic dislocation that breed fear and resentment of the other continue to grow, the problem of racist attacks is bound to increase.
Are Taxes the Best Way of Dealing With Inequality?
Arthur MacEwan | commondreams.org | 2019-12-30
Just because firms and rich people play by the rules of the markets, this does not lead to the conclusion that the results are just. (And, of course, they often don't play by the rules!) (Photo: Ars Electronica / Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/flickr_1.jpeg …
Bolstered by People-Powered 'WV Can't Wait' Campaign, Gubernatorial Hopeful Stephen Smith Proposes First State-Level Wealth Tax
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-12-30
Based on thousands of conversations with West Virginians from all walks of life about their top concerns, community organizer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stephen Smith on Sunday released his proposal for the first state-level wealth tax in the nation. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-12-30_at_12.36.55_pm1.jpg …
The Top 5 Mainstream Media Myths That Perpetuate Income Inequality
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-12-27
The Real News takes aim at the top 5 mainstream myths that bolster income inequality and tout the ultra-rich.
President Scrooge and His Dickensian Cabal
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-12-25
President Scrooge and His Dickensian Cabal…
"Wine Cave Full of Crystals": Warren & Buttigieg Spar over Donors, But Poverty Is Left Out of Debate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-20
During Thursday's Democratic debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg sparred over money's role in politics and who funds their campaigns. The main difference between their approaches to taking funding is that Warren's policies have been consistently clear on issues of inequality, while Buttigieg is "more of a cipher," says Heather McGhee, distinguished senior fellow and former president of Demos. Meanwhile, moderators did not ask candidates about their platforms to tackle poverty in the U.S. "The word 'poverty' has yet to be mentioned by a moderator, and this is not a matter just of semantics,"
As Democratic Field Gets Whiter, DNC Should "Press Pause" & Fix Process Shutting Out People of Color
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-20
Within a day of President Trump's impeachment, the Democratic presidential candidates held their final debate of the year at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. On the stage were Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, along with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, billionaire Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang. Amna Nawaz, the first Pakistani American and first Muslim American to moderate a presidential primary debate, questioned Yang about being the only nonwhite candidate on the stage. We get response from Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers'…
Economic Inequality Has Gone Bananas
Josh Hoxie | progressive.org | 2019-12-11
The same week the now-infamous banana gallery piece sold for over $100,000, the Trump administration announced its plans to slash the nation's nutrition assistance program.
The Case for a Green New Deal
Naomi Klein | zcomm.org | 2019-12-10
Interview on the case for a Green New Deal that tackles the causes and impacts of climate change while confronting racial and economic inequality…
Anti-Imperialism As An Intellectual Trap
Mina Khanlarzadeh | zcomm.org | 2019-12-06
The US-led economic sanctions have caused a great deal of death and destruction in Iranian society, and the IMF policies in Iran, similar to other developing countries, have resulted in a widening of the class gap, poverty, severe marginalization of the peripheries, and a lowering of living standards. Yet, the US sanctions together with IMF Read…