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    Putting Income Inequality on the Table

    A new study shows how the food gap is widening—and what can be done. How does income inequality translate to the food that ends up on our dinner tables? For those on low-income budgets, the results look pretty disheartening according to a new study by the Harvard School of Public ...

    How the Democrats Created a “Liberalism of the Rich”

     Thomas Frank on Boston and the failings of the blue-state economic model.This piece has been adapted from Thomas Frank's new book, Listen, Liberal, or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? (Metropolitan Books) and is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.When you press ...

    Visualizing Inequality

    Mapping projects that examine income inequality may help efforts to close the gap.We recently touched on the nationwide problem of income inequality—but what does that look like in your own neighborhood? Activist Aaron Kreider wanted to find out so he spent a year plugging in income and race ...

    Class War Continues

    Can a maximum wage help bridge the income inequality gap?  There’s been an increase in discussion on minimum wage which is a positive step for movements such as Fight For 15. However at the other end of the spectrum sits maximum wage, an idea rarely brought to the table. One reason is that ...

    This, That, and the American Dream

    Remember how it felt when you graduated college? Perhaps you’re like me, and you grew up learning that a college degree was the key to a successful future. You knew you didn’t want to spend the rest of your life flipping burgers like you did every summer. So you did it: you graduated ...

    Video: The Story of Broke

    Income inequality is on the forefront of the collective America brain. With economists ringing alarm bells, protestors occupying available slivers of public land, and families feeling the squeeze on a daily basis, the American status quo hasn’t been so vocally scrutinized in decades. With ...

    Immunity and Impunity in Elite America

    This post originally appeared at TomDispatch. ***As intense protests spawned by Occupy Wall Street continue to grow, it is worth asking: Why now? The answer is not obvious. After all, severe income and wealth inequality have long plagued the United States. In fact, it could reasonably be ...

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