When wealth concentrates, Sam Pizzigati says we get a society that revolves around the egos of the most affluent among us.
Tag: Economic Inequality
A Manchester United for a More Equal Metropolis
Sam Pizzigati says the British urban center has just delivered what egalitarians worldwide have sorely needed in the face of this pandemic.
Your Privileges Are Not Universal
Formal democracies retain their constitutions and their laws, their elections and their public hearings – all part of the panoply of modern democracies. They fail, however, to actually listen to the suffering of the people, writes Vijay Prashad.
War of the Financial Worlds
A stock market gobbling up wealth in the middle of a punishing pandemic reminds Nomi Prins of a sci-fi classic about an invasion from Mars.
COVID-19: Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access
Few people in poor countries will get vaccinated in 2021, making a mockery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals’ over-arching principle of “leaving no one behind,” the authors say.
India’s One-Day General Strike Largest in History
If those who struck on Nov. 26 formed a country, it would be the fifth largest in the world after China, India, the United States and Indonesia, writes Vijay Prashad.
US Spends More Than $80 Billion a Year Incarcerating 2.3 Million People
Laura Flanders says there’s never been a better time to reconsider the entire system.
The Triumph of Monopoly Capitalism is Hurting American Workers’ Life Expectancy
We have returned to Franklin Roosevelt’s one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished, writes John Buell.
The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times
Roberto Savio confronts an era of greed, fear and “populocracy.”
1% Politics and the New Gilded Age
Rajan Menon looks at two recent scandals and what they show about the nexus between wealth and power in America.