income inequality

A New Study Shows Revolution Might Be Right Around The Corner (Video)

A New Study Shows Revolution Might Be Right Around The Corner (Video)

“You say you want a revolution?” Well, it might not be far off. That is according to a study published in Nature tracing characteristics of history’s most consequential revolutions. Using a rubric called the Gini coefficient, scientists from Washington State University and 13 other institutions examined factors that foment economic inequality. What they found has them worried. According to […]

WATCH: Link Between Institutional Poverty And Children’s Brain Development Found

WATCH: Link Between Institutional Poverty And Children’s Brain Development Found

On April 12, 2016, then-presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) held a campaign rally at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York in which he talked about the “physiology of poverty.” In other words, concern over where and when one’s next meal is coming from, how one will be able to pay bills, keep the lights […]

Wells Fargo Execs Forced To Return Pay, But Not Nearly Enough (VIDEO)

Wells Fargo Execs Forced To Return Pay, But Not Nearly Enough (VIDEO)

In the wake of continuing investigation into Wells Fargo’s fake account scheme, the bank’s board ordered two top executives to return a combined $75 million in pay today. Carrie Tolstedt, who headed the bank’s sales division, was ordered to pay back $47 million. Former CEO John Stumpf was ordered to pay back $28 million. This […]

Trump’s Filthy Rich Cabinet: He Never Cared About Middle Class (VIDEO)

Trump’s Filthy Rich Cabinet: He Never Cared About Middle Class (VIDEO)

Donald Trump ran for President as a populist. He won the primaries because he appealed to the little guys. He appealed to their fears about their income stagnation. He walked away with the Presidency because he convinced enough gullible Americans that Hillary Clinton was just another Wall Street insider with too many ties to those […]

BREAKING: NYT Reveals Trumps Tax Returns, He Probably Hasn’t Paid Taxes In 18 Years

BREAKING: NYT Reveals Trumps Tax Returns, He Probably Hasn’t Paid Taxes In 18 Years

God bless the New York Times.  The journalists at the paper found the amount of business losses that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declared on his 1995 federal income tax return. Rake In $916 Million, Pay Tax On $0? Trump claimed losses of nearly $916 million—$915, 729,293, to be exact. The Times reports that the likely result is […]

Jamie Dimon: ‘Get An Airplane’ ‘Travel To Europe’ ‘Americans Have It Good’ (VIDEO)

Jamie Dimon: ‘Get An Airplane’ ‘Travel To Europe’ ‘Americans Have It Good’ (VIDEO)

Out of touch much, Mr. Dimon? If you’ve felt that America has seen better times, you’re not alone. The Happy Planet Index gives the country a rank of 108th overall out of 140 countries in total. Specifically, they reference economic inequality as one of the major challenges facing the nation, stating that 1 in 6 […]

Occupy Wall Street Was Right: The Rich Getting Richer As Income Inequality Grows (VIDEO)

Occupy Wall Street Was Right: The Rich Getting Richer As Income Inequality Grows (VIDEO)

I remember the days of “Occupy Wall Street,” when thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the huge income inequality in our country. Personally, I remember that movement with deep emotion because all three of my young adult children participated. They marched, they held signs, they demanded that the wealthy begin to pay […]

We Need New Rules – Federal Policies Have Made the Wealth Gap Worse (VIDEO)

We Need New Rules – Federal Policies Have Made the Wealth Gap Worse (VIDEO)

A new study by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) shows that wealth inequality in the United States has mushroomed in the last 30 years. It’s not just about the 1% vs. the rest of us. The wealth gap between white households and black and Latino households is much larger […]

Fighting Income Inequality: Is It Time To Raise Taxes On The Rich? (VIDEO)

Fighting Income Inequality: Is It Time To Raise Taxes On The Rich? (VIDEO)

Last month, Hillary Clinton accepted the presidential nomination for the Democratic party. She gave a very inspiring speech at the Democratic National Convention. One particular line she said was: “Wall Street, corporations, and the super-rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes.” According to a recent Gallup poll, 63 percent of Americans […]

WATCH: Bill Gates Shares Surprising Thoughts At Nelson Mandela Lecture

WATCH: Bill Gates Shares Surprising Thoughts At Nelson Mandela Lecture

July 17 marked the 14 Annual Nelson Mandela Foundation Lecture, a yearly series that features talks from noteworthy influencers. The lectures challenge listeners to think deeply about social issues and how to effect positive change in the world. Big names have graced the stage over the years. The list of past speakers includes Archbishop Desmond […]

WARNING: Economic Inequality Is Worse Than You Thought (Video)

WARNING: Economic Inequality Is Worse Than You Thought (Video)

It was in the fall of 2011 when the Occupy Wall Street (O.W.S.) movement raised the topic of economic inequality. It was through O.W.S. that the idea of the one-percent versus the 99-percent came into public discussion. It was also in 2011 when Michael Norton of Harvard Business School and behavioral economist Dan Ariely asked more than 5,000 Americans […]

Sanders Looks To One Of Our Greatest Presidents For Economic Advice

Sanders Looks To One Of Our Greatest Presidents For Economic Advice

The United States is in the process of electing a new president to lead us into the future. As part of this process, it is important to look at our past to find information and inspiration as to how we should act and what policies we should implement in certain situations. This is exactly what Bernie Sanders […]

Bernie Sanders Supports A $15 Per Hour Living Wage

Bernie Sanders Supports A $15 Per Hour Living Wage

A group of progressive members of Congress introduced a $15 an hour national minimum wage bill on Wednesday as hundreds of federal contract workers went on strike to protest their job conditions. Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and in the House by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), […]

Hillary Clinton Thinks There Must Be A ‘Toppling’ Of The Top 1Percent In America

Hillary Clinton Thinks There Must Be A ‘Toppling’ Of The Top 1Percent In America

Hillary Clinton believes in order to truly strengthen the middle class and address the issue of income inequality in America, there will need to be a “toppling” of the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. That revelation, made public by the New York Times, is the clearest sign yet that Clinton intends to run for President […]

Elizabeth Warren Speaks Truth To Power: Every Law Protects ‘The Tender Fannies Of The Rich And Powerful’

Elizabeth Warren Speaks Truth To Power: Every Law Protects ‘The Tender Fannies Of The Rich And Powerful’

When it comes to the Democrat who most consistently says the things that need to be said about what’s wrong with this country and what needs to be done to fix it, no one comes close to Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Senator from Massachusetts once again spoke truth to power last night on “The Daily […]

Jeb Bush Believes The Federal Minimum Wage Should Be Zero

Jeb Bush Believes The Federal Minimum Wage Should Be Zero

Now we know that Jeb Bush is a typical Republican in one very telling way: He believes the private sector should set the minimum wage, not the government. So if a company wants to pay its workers 10 cents an hour, he’d be just fine with that. While speaking at an event in South Carolina […]

The LIBRE Initiative – Not Quite The Advocacy Group Hispanics Need From The Koch Brothers

The LIBRE Initiative – Not Quite The Advocacy Group Hispanics Need From The Koch Brothers

The LIBRE?Initiative?is self-described as follows: “Founded in 2011, the LIBRE iniative is a 501(c)4 non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization that advances the principles and values of economic freedom to empower the U.S. Hispanic community so it can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America.” These days, it seems that minority groups need to band together […]

How We Can Turn ‘America The Decaying’ Into ‘America The Possible’ (VIDEO)

How We Can Turn ‘America The Decaying’ Into ‘America The Possible’ (VIDEO)

Safety for our families. Education that gives us all opportunity. Community pride and good citizenship. Clean air, along with healthy water and food. That’s the kind of America that all of its citizens want. They’re not getting it, though. The U.S. holds titles of highest in inequality in many categories, for example, and ranging from […]

These Memes Depict The Dramatic Income Inequality Present In The U.S.

These Memes Depict The Dramatic Income Inequality Present In The U.S.

Okay, holidays are over. And instead of gleefully anticipating Christmas gifts, we’re left in wait of W-2s. But even those who ordinarily remain in glee, anticipating tax refunds, will have to clip their spirit short; the IRS said in December that filings will take longer to process this year (and no, that’s no hoax ? […]