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Lots of data on inequality →
The TED talk that's not online →
People say that reducing inequality is radical. I think that tolerating the...– NYTimes.com
Some interesting graphs →
The Wealth Gap is a bigger deal than the Income... →
Inequality undermines democracy →
You won’t find a headline more succinct than that.
New research hints at ways inequality can spur... →
6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying →
Okay, so this one isn’t about income inequality, or the harms of it, or anything else serious that I’ve been trying to keep this focused on. But it’s such a delightful decimation of the arguments of right-wingers I felt it needed to be shared.
Are those in the upper class more inclined to be... →
The title of the published research leaves little room for doubt: “Higher social class predicts increased unethical behavior”
Inequality and the current economy's implications... →
The best read I’ve come across in quite some time. As the author notes, “The political system instinctively avoids this debate, despite its salience and centrality, because the political costs of engagement are likely to substantially outweigh any potential gains.”
Radical Solutions to Economic Inequality →
Think the range of political-economic debate hasn’t shifted to the right dramatically in the last 100 years? You may want to reconsider.
Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor Kids →
Caused by rising wealth inequality, or simply correlated to it?
Growing wealth widens distance between lawmakers... →
A consequence of a widening wealth gap: Those in government resemble less and less those they represent. Usually discussions about why inequality is problematic center about economic ramifications, but there are hugh democratic ramifications as well.
Half of America is poor →
“Broken down by age, children were most likely to be poor or low-income.” Way to go, America! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Grover Norquist is a fucking douchebag →
If you’re wondering why the “lower taxes are better” House GOP is preventing the payroll tax cut from being extended, wonder no more.
An interesting idea: tie taxes on wealthy to... →
It would be bad for our democracy if 1-percenters started making 40 or 50 times as much as the median American … We propose an automatic extra tax … that would limit the after-tax incomes of this club to 36 times the median household income.
CEO pay of S&P500 jumps 36.5% →
The Few, the Proud, the Very Rich →
I wish I had been born to parents with the last name of “Walton.” Then I’d somehow be deserving of more wealth than millions of other Americans…. combined.
Tiny Tax on Financial Trades Gains Advocates →
The effective federal income tax rate for the 400 wealthiest taxpayers,...– NYTimes, “A Family’s Billions, Artfully Sheltered”
The Dwindling Power of a College Degree →
The Money Chart (all of it) →
XKCD diagrams… everything.
I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.– Unknown
How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich →
[M]ore money is coming in [to elections] and much of it is flowing in through...– Scary graphs showing the influx of cash from PACs, groups and individuals, which is up 4x from last election cycle. Thanks, SCOTUS, for your moronic Citizens United ruling. How much of that money is coming from the 99%, do you suppose?
[T]hese days workers with a college degree but no further degrees are less...– Krugman
Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even...– From Lemony Snicket’s observations about Occupy Wall Street
Income Inequality Near You →
Find the Gini index in your (or any other U.S.) county. It’s fun! Or something.
This Is How Income Inequality Destroys Societies →
All too often I find that pundits, analysts, protesters, and the like (present company included) get hung up on pointing out the extent of America’s inequality, without addressing the underlying idea of WHY inequality is bad. File this under “that’s why.”
The German think tank used a set of policy analyses to create a Social Justice...– via Salon.com (though the headline on the Salon page seems to miss the point of the actual article. I find it interesting that of all the purely economic arguments against inequality, a think tank — German no less! — would try to quantify the moral side.
A fabulous “where are they now” look at the... →
Privatizing reward, socializing loss…
Bringing back "economic rent" →
Really badly written/punctuated, but an interesting point nonetheless.
[C]orporate profits do not drive economic growth — they’re just restless sums of...– James Livingston, New York Times
Lawrence Katz, a Harvard economist, [says] that some inequality is necessary to...– Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times