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Wealthiest 20 people own more wealth than half the American population
New study shows striking divide between nation’s wealthiest and the rest of us. - See more at: http://inequality.org/gawdy-not-godly/#sthash.rco9IjAr.dpuf
Making college tuition free for everyone, some claim, would waste scarce tax dollars on rich households that don’t need them. Does that claim hold water?
Startling new data from the National Academy of Sciences suggest that extreme inequality may be exacting a much steeper price — on our health — than we’ve up to now expected.
Why not emulate the Mayflower’s passengers and go local with your holiday feast?
Just 100 CEOs have as much saved up for retirement as 50 million American families combined.
A just-released report by the Center for Effective Government and the Institute for Policy Studies, A Tale of Two Retirements, is the first to provide detailed statistics on the staggering gap between the retirement assets of Fortune 500 CEOs and the rest of America.
One hundred CEOs have as much in retirement assets as 41 percent of American families.
As Congressional dysfunction seemed to be barreling us toward a government shutdown, comes the news of an 11th-hour deal, announced Monday at midnight.
The TPP doesn’t just put jobs at risk. It rewrites the rules of business for big corporations—just ask Pope Francis.