Technology, Patents, and Inequality
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-04
It is popular for people, especially economist-type people, to claim that technology has been a major driver of the increase in inequality over the last four decades. This view is very convenient for those on the winning side of the inequality divide, since it implies that the growth in inequality was largely an organic process…
Trump's War on the Poor Includes Our Children
Rajan Menon | thenation.com | 2020-02-04
Trump's War on the Poor Includes Our Children…
"We Have to Be Dangerous Too"
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2020-02-04
Ocasio-Cortez said Martin Luther King Jr. would disagree with establishment Democrats who believe "we can capitalism our way out of poverty."
The Super Rich Are Uber Spooked by a Meager Tax
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-04
A few thousand super rich Americans are trembling in their U.S. mansions, contemplating expatriation over a minuscule dent in their wealth.
A Radical Call To Action
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-04
A radical call to action has never been more vital than today, as the abomination of capitalism known as neoliberalism tears apart society from stem to stern, continuing the grand experiment that originated under the watchful eyes and vision of aristocratic plantation-owners like Washington and Jefferson as wealthy patriots. In honor of their hard fought…
Echoes of Occupy Wall Street Are Reverberating Through the Iowa Caucus
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-03
In the immediate run-up to the Iowa Caucus, CBS This Morning aired a segment highlighting wealth inequality in the United States. Correspondent Tony Dokoupil invited mall shoppers to estimate how wealth is distributed nationally by arranging pieces of a pumpkin pie across five plates, each representing a fifth of the wealth spectrum. Participants repeatedly
'Spectre of poverty' hangs over tribes and indigenous groups: UN labour agency
news.un.org | 2020-02-03
Indigenous and tribal communities are around three times more likely to face extreme poverty than others with women "consistently at the bottom of all social and economic indicators", UN labour experts said on Monday.
The Shame of Child Poverty in the Age of Trump
Rajan Menon | commondreams.org | 2020-02-03
Whatever "Make America Great Again" may mean, it certainly doesn't involve helping America's poor kids. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/children_10.jpeg …
Marinette, WI: Workers at Aurora Medical Center Bay Area stand up to union busting
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-02
Marinette, WI – 300 workers at Aurora Medical Center Bay Area in Marinette, Wisconsin are fighting back against management's attacks on their right to organize. These attacks include using the expiration of their contract to cease dues check-off, offering poverty wages, and consistently extending bargaining by conveying misleading and inaccurate information to workers. These tactics are a vicious attack on working people and our ability to provide for our families. | AFSCME Local 3305 represents medical and professional support staff at the hospital, which was purchased by Aurora Health Care Inc. in 2019. Aurora…
Wealthy Gulf States Plan to Spend Big to Coax Syria Away from Iran
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-31
In the first of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates efforts by wealthy Gulf Arab countries to ply post-war Syria away from Iran by investing heavily in its post-war reconstruction.
Anti-Trump-themed 'Immigrant Food' restaurant owned by lobbyists for right-wing Latin American coup leaders who fueled migration crisis
Alexander Rubinstein | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-30
The shocking story of how wealthy Latin American regime-change hitmen exploited immigrant rights, international food, and a pliant DC media…