In “99 to 1,” Chuck Collins pulls together detailed information about the 1 percent and the 99 percent in all realms of society, the causes and consequences of this deep inequality, and what can be done about it. His book provides answers to the growing population of everyday Americans who are paying closer attention to the 99 percent movement.
The Occupy movement has made millions of Americans think harder about our economic, environmental, and political realities, and that has the potential to change everything.
Retail sales are up in the top 1 percent’s plutonomy, but down in the realonomy where the other 99 percent live.
Whether they manage football pageants or Ford Motor Co., these guys remind us how much needs to change, economically and politically, in 2012 and beyond.
Our Institute for Policy Studies resource Inequality.org offers a portal for all things that touch on economic inequality, everything from data and statistics to news and analysis.
If you have to ask what it costs, you can’t afford to shop in this town.
In this segment from The Big Picture, Sam Pizzigatti tells Thom Hartmann what lesson President Obama can learn from past presidents to get this economy working again for everyone, and not just the richest one percent.
The recluse Huguette Clark was a poster child for the taxation of vast inherited fortunes.
This sliver of sand boasts the world’s tallest building, a sail-shaped hotel with a $100 lunch, a new subway system, 95,000 hotel rooms, and a working indoor ski slope.
The ultra-rich are driving demand in the United States and other “plutonomies.”
Left out of the commentary on race and class over the Gates affair has been talk of the increasing impoverishment — or, we should say, re-impoverishment — of African Americans as a group.
Across the U.S., a mini-movement of people coming together to build security in economic bad times.
The wealthy of the Eisenhower years paid a hefty share of their income in taxes.
Upward wealth redistribution has taken billions of dollars out of the pockets of average Americans.
How private jet travel is straining the system, warming the planet, and costing you money.