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More information about our extremely unequal world--and to help advance the struggle for a more equal future (web only).

Our forebears struggled to survive in a world dominated by the superrich. Now it's our turn.

Will Obama's presidential candidacy signal a change for impoverished African-Americans?

Top dogs and underdogs brush shoulders in Manhattan.

Today's elite spend on a grand scale while pretending to be "just folks."

In this age of inequality, the wealth that should be shared by all Americans trickle up to the rich.

Corporate America spends millions lobbying to win permanent most favored nation (MFN) trade status for China, with its vast market and dirt-cheap labor force.

How can we curtail corporate power?

In this VideoNation report, Nation columnist Naomi Klein explains how after 9/11 the Bush Administration launched a new security economy, driven by the notion of an endless war against an undefined evil.

Sociologist Katherine Newman talks about the "near poor," that vast pool of workers who are neither officially destitute nor comfortably working-class.

Blogs

As the income gap widens, British Labour leaders say a “tax and spend” approach isn't enough. 

September 17, 2012

The head of the Bank of England now says bankers’ lies about interest rates “meet my definition of fraud.” Will US officials finally crack down?

July 17, 2012

With a pitch-perfect emblem of guilded-age greed as his opponent, and private equity in the spotlight, why isn't Obama much farther ahead in the polls?

July 16, 2012

The workers at Republic Windows and Doors have formed a co-op, New Era Windows, and made a bid to buy the plant. The factory’s current owners seem intent on selling off its parts instead.

July 4, 2012

Chelsea Green employees celebrated July 4th this year, not only independent but as brand-new employee-owners of their company.

July 4, 2012

A global tax on Wall Street speculation is a good idea whose time has come.

June 25, 2012

As the Budget Committee chairman delivers a major address at a Catholic university, Jesuits say, "your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

April 26, 2012

At a time when so many are so clear that the current system is not working—what might? Is it already happening?

March 21, 2012

Iraq veteran and former Wall Street banker Derek McGee—now an active participant in the Occupy Movement—said on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that he felt Occupy protesters were being “oppressed by the police.”

January 31, 2012

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011