Nation Topics - Inequality
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Why the rich keep getting richer and our democracy is getting poorer.
Inspired by struggles overseas and in the past, the protests have brought the wealth gap back to the center of political debate.
To secure their privilege, the richest Americans resort to a range of maneuvers beyond the evasion of taxes and financial regulation.
The 99 percent have been footing the bill for too long. It’s time for the financial industry to pick up its own tab.
Like London, New York suffers from extreme inequality, poverty and lack of opportunity.
From the first jobless Americans through the Great Depression to the Great Recession of the present moment, the reserve army of labor marches through time.
Is America finally learning that extreme inequality isn't just bad for those at the bottom—it’s ruinous for those on top, too?
Jobs are not jobs unless workers can live off of their wages in a way that does not trap them in eternal poverty.
The Nation's Ari Melber on MSNBC's The Last Word describes how Barack Obama might have made the debt ceiling and eventual debt deal more of a compromise and less of a concession.
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