Nation Topics - Inequality
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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.
All of the plans on the table for solving the debt crisis, including the finalized plan, are far removed from the needs and wants of ordinary Americans.
How racism, global economics, and the New Jim Crow fuel black America’s crippling jobs crisis.
Why should those worth hundreds of millions pay tax at the same rate as those who are middle class?
We are in a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis, and activism groups like US Uncut have taken to the streets to help change this dialogue.
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