SOURCE: The New Republic
Rising real estate values are bringing more wealth to Americans than wages and salaries are. This is a big problem for economic equality.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Zachary D. Carter
An economic historian says that the recovery from the pandemic is historically good in terms of the share of gains going to low-income workers, but the politics are not working in the Democrats' favor.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Emily DiVito and Suzanne Kahn
Since 1948, the filibuster has blocked three major labor reform bills affecting "right to work" laws, streamlining the union recognition process, and protecting workers from retaliation during labor disputes. Eliminating it is critical for economic justice.
SOURCE: Talking Points Memo
by John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco
"It is time we invert John F. Kennedy’s famous dictum (“Ask not what your country can do for you …”) and ask what can the country do for us?"
SOURCE: The New Republic
by Adolph Reed Jr.
A political scientist argues that the black-white wealth gap is mostly a product of four decades of income gains accruing to the highest earners; accordingly a broad economic justice program is the best way to close the wealth gap.
by Lawrence Wittner
Although the pundits say the U.S. economy is booming―and it certainly is for the country’s billionaires―it’s not doing much for the incomes of American workers.
It Takes Black Women in the U.S. 20 Months to Earn What White Men Make in a Year. Here's the History Behind That Wage Gap
by Andrea Flynn
In order to understand the present day race and gender wage gaps we must first look to slavery and the Jim Crow era that followed.
by Adam Laats
When underpaid teachers threaten to walk away, school leaders have always considered desperate plans to fix desperate financial problems.
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