Nation Topics - Gap Between Wealth and Poverty
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A bloated overclass can drag down a society as surely as a swelling underclass.
New chasms are opening in the unequal terrain of American society: To the ranks of exploited domestics and factory workers, consider the emerging proletariat of adjunct faculty and temporary attorneys.
Is education widening the class divide?
It's getting close to New Year's and time for annual awards. And in the 2006 Sweepstakes of Greed, the winners are...
A man can be rich, but only a nation can be wealthy. And if anyone
suffers from poverty, our whole country bears the shame.
Every person on this year's Forbes 400 list of America's richest people is a billionaire, who collectively possess about $1.25 trillion. Imagine how many Congressmen that will buy.
Before the storm, neoliberalism shaped the social and economic
inequities of New Orleans; after Hurricane Katrina, it worsened them
by making government the tool of corporations and investors.
Unless the federal government does something now,
rising gas prices have the potential to break the blue-collar backbone
of many American towns.
Strategies that unite the vast majority against a tiny elite are sure to win.
Three years after 9/11.