Inequality and the Common Good

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The Program on Inequality and the Common Good focuses on the dangers that growing inequality pose for U.S. democracy, economic health and civic life.

The program runs the following projects: Inequality.orgToo MuchResilience CirclesClass ActionWealth for the Common GoodJamaica Plain Forum, and the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition.

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The New York Times and the Washington Post have done some solid reporting on inequality. But this past week doesn’t rank among their finest moments.

Money to Burn

While millions can't even afford to feed their kids, the super rich are hiring a Swiss company to name theirs.

Marshaling Marooned Tax Dollars

Congress needs to shut down offshore tax shelters without rewarding the corporations that built them.

Are Taxes the Real NFL Scandal?

With all the NFL scandals from this past season, the one that has received the least attention is the easiest to solve: the league’s tax-exempt status.

A Kerfuffle Over Global Wealth Stats

Can we trust Oxfam’s latest numbers on global inequality? Critics don’t think we should. But their pushback is getting pushback aplenty.
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